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Workshop on disaster planning

From: Michael Miller <mmiller>
Date: Thursday, February 27, 2003
Are You Safe? Disaster Planning for Libraries
Houston, Texas
April 1, 2003

The Archives and Local History Round Table, Texas Library
Association, is hosting a one-day disaster planning preconference on
April 1, 2003, in Houston, Texas. The workshop is an intensive,
hands-on training in writing a disaster plan Participants will
explore fundamental issues in disaster planning and begin writing
their own plan using a template provided by Amigos Library Services.
The morning sessions will be classroom style and will cover issues
that are critical to a successful plan but may be overlooked. The
afternoon sessions include tours of two sites damaged by the
flooding of Tropical Storm Allison. Thomas F. R. Clareson, manager,
Digital and Preservation Cooperative, OCLC, Inc., will serve as
moderator for the program.

Registration: 8-8:45

Panel 1: Finances

    Kyle Mills
    Public Assistance Branch Chief, FEMA

    Irving Yanich
    Texas Municipal League, Field Representative

Panel 2: Outside Assistance

    Jon Shannon
    Munters Corporation

    Bill Walker
    Amigos Library Services

    Mark Lambert
    South Texas School of Law, for AHA

Panel 3: Taking Care of non-Library Issues Inside the Library

    J.T. Glover
    Texas Southern University, Vice-President of Property Management

    Zina Hayes
    Texas Medical Center Library, Personnel Office

    Barry Williams
    Houston Public Library, Sr. Supervisor, Maintenance and Security

Lunch 12:30 - 1:30 (on your own).

Tour 1: University of Houston Law Library. Jon Schultz, Librarian
and Professor of Law, UH, will guide participants through the law
library's recovery efforts.

Tour 2: Houston Public Library. Syma Zerkow, COMS Coordinator,
Houston Public Library.

Return to Convention Center by 5:30.

Cost: $85.00 for TLA members, $100 for non-members. The
preconference will be at the George R. Brown Convention Center.
Transportation to and from the tour sites is provided.

Registration forms are available at
<URL:>. Section
3 of the form has information regarding preconferences. Attendees
*do not* need to register for the whole conference if they are
coming to the preconference only,

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