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Workshop on disaster preparedness

From: Kristen Kern <kernk<-a>
Date: Thursday, August 7, 2008
Protecting Library and Archive Collections:
Disaster Preparedness, Response and Recovery

Beaverton City Library
Beaverton, Oregon

    Part 1: Thursday, October 16, 2008,  9am - 4pm
    Part 2: Thursday, November 13, 2008, 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 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 four 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 Beaverton: <URL:>

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

                  Conservation DistList Instance 22:9
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Received on Thursday, 7 August, 2008

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