[Libs-Or] Free emergency preparedness workshop in Salem: registration still open

Kristen Kern kernk at pdx.edu
Wed Aug 3 10:28:12 PDT 2011

*Protecting Cultural Collections: *

*Disaster Prevention, Preparedness, Response & Recovery*


Part 1: Prevention & Preparedness -- 9:00 a.m. -- 4:00 p.m.

*Salem: *Monday, August, 22, 2011 -- Willamette Heritage Center, Salem, OR

Part 2: Response & Recovery -- 9:00 a.m. -- 4:00 p.m.

*Salem: *Monday, November 7, 2011 -- Willamette Heritage Center, Salem, OR

Sponsored by Western States & Territories Preservation Assistance 
Service (WESTPAS)

Instructor: Kristen Kern, Fine & Performing Arts Librarian, Portland 
State University


The "Protecting Cultural Collections" workshops are presented in a 
2-part sequence to produce the following outcomes for disaster 
preparedness activities:

    * Complete a disaster response & collection salvage 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
    * Understand practical decision-making skills needed during an
    * Experience salvage procedures for a wide variety of material
      including books, documents, photos & objects

The workshop days are scheduled 4 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 cultural 
institutions.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 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. Co-sponsored by the Oregon State Library.

*Registration*:  Pre-registration required. Register online at: WESTPAS 
workshop <http://tiny.cc/ZePOL> http://tiny.cc/ZePOL

For registration assistance contact: Wendy Cao   caow at plsinfo.org  <mailto:caow at plsinfo.org>

For general & content information contact: Kristen Kern 
kkern at westpas.org <mailto:kkern at westpas.org>

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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