[Libs-Or] Beaverton: FREE Disaster Preparedness Workshop

Shawna Gandy Shawna.Gandy at OHS.org
Fri Sep 19 14:29:03 PDT 2008

Just a few spots are left for the last Oregon WESTPAS Disaster Preparedness Workshop
Prepare a disaster plan for your institution - and more - in two easy sessions.
Sign up now!

Protecting Library & Archive Collections: Disaster Preparedness, Response & Recovery
Beaverton, Oregon:
Part 1: Thursday, October 16, 2008,  9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Part 2: Thursday, November 13, 2008, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
            Beaverton City Library

Workshop instructor: Kris Kern is the Preservation Librarian at Portland State University and is chair of the Portland Area Library System's Disaster Recovery Group.
The "Protecting Library & Archive Collections" workshops are presented in a 2-part sequence to produce the following outcomes for disaster preparedness activities:

 *   Complete a disaster 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.
 *   Learn how to use practical decision-making skills during an emergency.
 *   Experience salvage procedures for books, documents, and non-print media.
The workshop days are scheduled four 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 libraries and archives.  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 from a library or archive 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 and co-sponsored by the Oregon State Library.

Registration:     Pre-registration required. Register online.
For Beaverton: <blocked::http://tinyurl.com/5w2m6n> http://tinyurl.com/5w2m6n<blocked::http://tinyurl.com/5w2m6n>
For registration assistance contact: Kathy Krause krause at plsinfo.org<blocked::mailto:krause at plsinfo.org>
For general & content information contact: Julie Page jpage at westpas.org<blocked::mailto:jpage at wespas.org>
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