[Libs-Or] Disaster Planning Workshops in Seattle and Vancouver, WA

Kristen Kern 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

      *Workshop instructor
             Gary Menges is Preservation Administrator at the
      University of
             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
      preparedness activities:

         * 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.
      Participants will
      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.

Kristen Kern
Fine and Performing Arts Librarian
Portland State Library
P. O. Box 1151
Portland, OR 97207
503-725-5218 tel
503-725-4524 fax
kernk at pdx.edu

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