[Libs-Or] Disaster Planning Workshops in Seattle and Vancouver, WA
kernk at pdx.edu
Fri Aug 7 08:29:55 PDT 2009
Protecting Library & Archive Collections: Disaster Preparedness,
Response & Recovery
The Western States and Territories Preservation Assistance
Service (WESTPAS) is offering a series of disaster planning
workshops in the West. Two-part workshops have been scheduled in
Seattle and in Vancouver, WA. in September/November:
SEATTLE: Part 1: Wednesday, September 16, 2009, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00
Part 2: Tuesday, November 3, 2009 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Odegaard Undergraduate Library Room 220, University of
Washington, Seattle, WA 98195
Part 1: Monday, September 21, 2009, 9:00a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Part 2: Monday, November 16, 2009, 9:00a.m. - 4:00p.m.
Location: Library Hall, Vancouver Community Library (Main
1007 East Mill Plain Blvd., Vancouver, WA 98663
Gary Menges is Preservation Administrator at the
Washington Libraries, Seattle. He is a member of the
Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works
Collections Emergency Response Team (AIC CERT).
The "Protecting Library & Archive Collections" workshops are
in a 2-part sequence to produce the following outcomes for
* Complete a disaster plan by the end of Part 2.
* Learn how to train staff to implement your plan
* 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
The workshop days are scheduled several weeks apart.
prepare short assignments prior to the first session; between
they will undertake additional assignments resulting in a
disaster plan at the end of Part 2. Upon completion, the
will be invited to join an informal network of WESTPAS trained
to provide mutual aid in the event of emergencies involving
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.
No charge to the institution. Funding provided by the National
Endowment for the Humanities. The workshops are co-sponsored by
the Washington State Library and Washington State Archives.
Pre-registration is required. You will be able to register
To register go to:
Go to September and click on September 16 for Seattle; September
21 for Vancouver and complete the registration form. For
registration assistance contact: Kathy Krause krause at plsinfo.org
Information about the individual workshops and registration
for each workshops will be sent in separate email messages.
Fine and Performing Arts Librarian
Portland State Library
P. O. Box 1151
Portland, OR 97207
kernk at pdx.edu
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