[Libs-Or] Disaster preparedness workshop in Medford

Kristen Kern kernk at pdx.edu
Fri May 29 12:54:03 PDT 2009

*Protecting Library & Archive Collections: *

*Disaster Preparedness, Response & Recovery*

*Medford**:  *Medford Branch Library, Jackson County Library Services

                  205 South Central Avenue, Medford, OR  97501

 Part 1: Thursday, July 23, 2009, 9:00 a.m. -- 4:00 p.m.
Part 2: Thursday, October 8, 2009, 9:00 a.m. -- 4:00 p.m.

*Workshop instructor:* Kristen Kern is the Fine & Performing Arts 
Librarian at Portland State University and co-chair of the Portland Area 
Disaster Response Group.


The "Protecting Library & 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 collections.
    * Learn how to use practical decision-making skills during an
    * Experience salvage procedures for books, documents, and non-print


The workshop days are scheduled eleven 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: WESTPAS workshop 
<http://tinyurl.com/bkfc44> http://tinyurl.com/bkfc44

  Go to the correct month and date to find the online registration form.

For registration assistance contact: Kathy Krause krause at plsinfo.org 
<mailto:krause at plsinfo.org>

For general & content information contact: Julie Page jpage at westpas.org 
<mailto:jpage at wespas.org>

Portland State University logo

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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