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Volunteers sought for disaster response

From: Alicia Riley-Walden <ariley>
Date: Monday, August 28, 2006
Preservation Field Services of the Southeastern Library Network
(SOLINET) is gathering the names of individuals who are willing to
volunteer their time and talents in the event of a disaster.  We are
gathering the names and contact information of those interested in
aiding institutions that have been affected by a flood, fire,
tornado, hurricane, or other disaster.  We are seeking two kinds of
volunteers. Participants in this program can volunteer to go on-site
and help with salvage (such as packing materials out of a damaged
environment, cleaning moldy materials, removing  debris, air drying
materials, or reshelving them after they have been dried).  We are
also looking for volunteers who are willing to serve as preservation
consultants (either on-site or over-the phone.)  Signing up to
volunteer on SOLINET's new disaster website does not commit you to
volunteer should an institution need you.  It only provides us with
a list of possible resources for institutions in need.

To register as a volunteer, go to

    <URL:http://www.solinet.net/preservation/disaster>

and scroll down to the form at the bottom of the screen.  While you
are on the disaster website, check out the disaster planning and
recovery resources.  The disaster recovery page provides information
by type of disaster as well as type of format.  You can find links
to other organizations that provide disaster recovery information
and assistance there as well.

The disaster planning page takes you through the disaster planning
process step-by-step and includes links to useful planning
materials. There is also a special section on hurricane
preparedness.

If you have any questions about SOLINET's disaster volunteer
program, please contact

    Kara M. McClurken
    Preservation Field Services Librarian
    kmcclurken [at] solinet__net

Feel free to forward this message to anyone who might be interested.


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