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Subject: Workshop on emergency preparedness, planning and response

Workshop on emergency preparedness, planning and response

From: Fiona Johnston <fjohnston>
Date: Friday, April 14, 2006
The Los Angeles Preservation Network (LAPNet) presents a one day

    Protecting Library Collections: Emergency Preparedness, Planning
    and Response

    Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles
    Thursday, May 11, 2006
    9am - 4pm

The main focus of the day will be on writing a disaster plan and
understanding its component parts and how to gather the information
to include.

In the first moments of an emergency, personal safety is your
priority. When people and structures are determined to be secure,
you may be faced with the overwhelming job of putting your library
back in order. The success you have will be the result of how well
you have prepared. What do you do first? Who needs to be involved?
How can you avoid damaging materials while you rescue them? How do
you help staff cope with the trauma?

Can you prevent an emergency from happening in the first place? In
addition to large scale emergencies, institutions should also be
prepared to respond to the danger to collections from roof leaks,
pest infestations, mold blooms, theft, and fire. Disaster mitigation
should play a role in any institution's emergency preparedness and
planning efforts. Don't be left unprepared.

In this workshop, you will learn to: Write or update your library
emergency plan. Use practical decision-making skills during an
emergency. Conduct an assessment of your building. Set pre- and
post-disaster action priorities for your library.

Instructor: Julie Page is the Head of the Preservation Department
for the University of California San Diego Libraries and coordinator
for SILDRN (San Diego/Imperial County Libraries Disaster Response
Network). She has been very active in disaster preparedness and
response training for California libraries.  She is a trainer for
the AIC NEH-funded Emergency Response for Cultural Institutions
program and has presented workshops for the American Library
Association, Special Libraries Association, California Libraries
Association, International Foundation for Cultural Property
Protection, California State Parks, and the Heritage Emergency
National Task Force.  She currently serves on the advisory
committees for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Cultural Heritage Training Curriculum and the Heritage Preservation
Field Guide to Emergency Response. She is a consultant for the
California State Library, coordinating the California Preservation
Program and its statewide training, building surveys and information
resources.  Julie has published in the areas of preservation
education and disaster preparedness and is active in ALA and the
statewide California Preservation Program Steering Committee.

This workshop is limited to 54 participants

To register send a check for $60.00 payable to LAPNet by May 5, 2006

    Linda Harris Mehr
    Margaret Herrick Library Director
    Fairbanks Center for Motion Picture Study
    333 S. La Cienega Blvd.
    Beverly Hills CA 90211

Lunch and parking are included in the registration fee.

Registration questions contact:

    Linda Mehr
    lmehr [at] oscars__org

                  Conservation DistList Instance 19:51
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Received on Friday, 14 April, 2006

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