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Workshop on disaster planning

From: Mary Kristen Kern <kernk<-at->
Date: Monday, August 20, 2012
Are You Ready?
Scenario Planning and Collaboration Among Heritage Institutions to
    Improve Disaster Preparedness for Collections
Oregon State Library
Salem, Oregon
Friday, October 5, 2012
9 am - 4 pm

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

Co-sponsored by the Oregon State Library

Workshop instructor:

    Kristen Kern
    Fine and 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
    response/recovery

    A letter of institutional commitment to explore collaboration to
    optimize preparedness

    A completed 3-page vulnerability assessment (distributed 3 weeks
    before workshop)

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 workshop:
    <URL:http://host7.evanced.info/pls/lib/eventsignup.asp?ID=478>

For registration assistance contact:

    Alexandra Gingerich
    gingerich<-at->plsinfo<.>org

For general and content information contact:

    Kristen Kern
    kkern<-at->westpas<.>org

Kristen Kern
Fine and Performing Arts Librarian
Portland State Library
503-725-5218


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