[Libs-Or] Free Workshop on Improving Disaster Preparedness for Heritage Institutions

Mary Kristen Kern kernk at pdx.edu
Fri Jun 15 16:34:42 PDT 2012


Scenario Planning & Collaboration Among Heritage Institutions to Improve
Disaster Preparedness for Collections

Salem, Oregon: Thursday, July 26, 2012 – Oregon State Library – 9:00 a.m. -
4:00 p.m.

Sponsored by Western States & Territories Preservation Assistance Service

Co-sponsored by the Oregon State Library

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


Okay, now you have a plan, but do you know how well it will work in a real
disaster situation?

It's better to find answers now than after a disaster has occurred!

This workshop will:

• Help you assess your vulnerabilities

• Test your plan using a scenario table top exercise

• Explore how collaborations can help you respond to a disaster

• Build a shared vision for regional disaster preparedness

Who should attend:

When possible, send 2-3 participants from your institution to work together
on disaster

preparedness activities:

• Staff member(s) responsible for emergency preparedness

• Administrator and/or manager responsible for the building/collection

• Key members of the emergency/disaster team responsible for decision-making

Requirements for attendance:

• A written disaster plan (draft okay) that includes collections

• A letter of institutional commitment to explore collaboration to optimize

• A completed 3-page vulnerability assessment (distributed 3 weeks before

Cost: No fee; just your time, energy, and institutional commitment.

Funding provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Registration: Pre-registration required. Register online at: WESTPAS

For registration assistance contact: Alexandra Gingerich
gingerich at plsinfo.org

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

Kristen Kern
Fine and Performing Arts Librarian
Portland State Library
kernk at pdx.edu
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