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Workshop on disaster preparedness

From: Kristen Kern <kernk<-a>
Date: Sunday, April 27, 2008
Protecting Library and Archive Collections:
Disaster Preparedness, Response and Recovery
Eugene Public Library
Part 1: Friday, August 1, 9am - 4pm
Part 2: Monday, September 8, 2007, 9am - 4pm

Workshop instructor: Kris Kern is the Preservation Librarian at
Portland State University and is chair of the Portland Area Library
System's Disaster Recovery Group.

The "Protecting Library and Archive Collections" workshops are
presented in a 2-part sequence by the Western States and Territories
Preservation Assistance Service (WESTPAS) to produce the following
outcomes for disaster preparedness activities:

     Complete a disaster plan by the end of Part 2.
     Learn how to train staff to implement your plan effectively.
     Set pre- and post-disaster action priorities for your
     Learn how to use practical decision-making skills during an
     Experience salvage procedures for books, documents, and
     non-print media.

The workshop days are scheduled five weeks apart. Participants will
prepare short assignments prior to the first session; between
sessions, they will undertake additional assignments resulting in a
completed disaster plan at the end of Part 2. Upon completion, the
institution will be invited to join an informal network of WESTPAS
trained personnel to provide mutual aid in the event of emergencies
involving collections in the region.

Who should attend:  Administrators and staff responsible for
emergency preparedness, response and decision-making, in all types
of libraries and archives.  By registering for the workshop, the
institution commits to supporting the attendee(s) to achieve the
workshop's disaster preparedness goals. When possible, please send
two attendees from a library or archive so they can work together on
the disaster preparedness activities.

Cost:  No charge to the institution.  Funding provided by the
National Endowment for the Humanities and co-sponsored by the Oregon
State Library.

Registration: Pre-registration required. Register online.

For Eugene: WESTPAS registration Eugene


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For registration assistance contact:
    Kathy Krause <krause<-a t->plsinfo< . >org>

For general and content information contact:
    Julie Page jpage<-a t->westpas< . >org

Kristen Kern
Preservation/Catalog Librarian
Portland State Library
Portland State University
PO Box 1151
Portland, OR 97207

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