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Subject: Workshop on disasters

Workshop on disasters

From: Alicia Riley <ariley<-a>
Date: Monday, June 20, 2005
Spaces are still available in the SOLINET Preservation class
"Disaster Preparedness". Send three participants from the same
institution and receive a free fourth enrollment for the same class.
Students enrolled in library or archives programs may attend at half
price.  Any institution in the state of Virginia qualifies for the
SOLINET member rate for this class, thanks to a grant from the
National Endowment for the Humanities, Division of Preservation and

Disaster Preparedness
Massanutten Regional Library
Harrisonburg VA
Thursday, July 21, 2005

Instructor:  Elizabeth Ferguson Keathley, Field Services Officer for
SOLINET Preservation Services.

Libraries and archives are vulnerable to a variety of disasters. To
prevent unnecessary loss of materials, librarians and archivists
must be prepared to handle both minor incidents and large-scale
emergencies. This requires that institutions have knowledgeable
staff and written plans for dealing with emergency situations, so
that fewer disasters occur and damaged materials can be salvaged

This one-day class will provide the training necessary to plan,
organize, and execute a disaster plan and a salvage operation. In
addition to in-depth discussion on the disaster planning process,
there will be demonstrations of salvage techniques, including:

    *   air-drying books
    *   packing out wet materials
    *   separating and drying manuscripts
    *   rinsing books
    *   drying photographic materials

Cost:  $145.00 for SOLINET members, $185.00 for non-members.  Anyone
living in Virginia may attend at the member rate, and students of
library and archives programs may attend at half price.  Be sure to
choose "member rate" or "student rate" when registering online to
ensure proper billing.

Intended Audience: This class is designed for staff members
responsible for, or interested in, organizing and implementing
institutional or cooperative disaster preparedness and response
procedures. Those in charge of maintenance or building facilities
are encouraged to attend with library and archives staff.

For more information or to register, contact

    Vanessa Richardson
    vanessa_richardson<-a t->solinet< . >net
vanessa_richardson<-a t->solinet< . >net>

See <URL:> for full descriptions and online

This class is funded in part by a grant from the National Endowment
for the Humanities, Division of Preservation and Access.

                  Conservation DistList Instance 19:2
                 Distributed: Wednesday, June 22, 2005
                        Message Id: cdl-19-2-014
Received on Monday, 20 June, 2005

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