[Libs-Or] Coming soon: FREE Emergency Preparedness workshop in Portland

Kristen Kern kernk at pdx.edu
Tue May 16 16:40:57 PDT 2017

*Western States and Territories*


*Preservation Assistance Service*

*Protecting Cultural Collections: *

*Disaster Prevention, Preparedness, Response & Recovery*

*Part 1:  ON-LINE WEBINARS* - Prevention & Preparedness (archived 2½ hours

*Part 2:  IN-PERSON WORKSHOP *- Response & Recovery

Portland, Oregon: Wednesday, May 31, 2017 – 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.  – Oregon
Historical Society, Portland, Oregon

Participation in the in-person workshop requires viewing the archived Part
1 webinars BEFORE attending the Part 2 in-person workshop AND completing
the workshop assignments. Any exception requires the permission of the

Sponsored by Western States & Territories Preservation Assistance Service
(WESTPAS); Oregon Historical Society, Oregon State Library

Instructor: Kris Kern, Fine and Performing Arts Librarian, Portland State


The “Protecting Cultural Collections” training is presented in a sequence
of two archived webinars plus one in-person workshop to produce the
following outcomes:

   - Complete a disaster response & collection salvage plan
   - 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 emergency
   - Experience salvage procedures for books, documents, photos & objects

The webinar sessions and the in-person workshop are scheduled to enable
participants to prepare short assignments between sessions, resulting in a
completed disaster plan. Participating institutions will be invited to join
an informal network of WESTPAS trained personnel to provide mutual aid in
the event of emergencies involving collections in your 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 commit 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.

*Registration*:     Pre-registration required. Register online for an
IN-PERSON session at: WESTPAS workshop <http://tinyurl.com/ot4kve2>

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

For general & content information contact Kris Kern: kernk at pdx.edu

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