[Free Webinar and Workshop] Protecting Cultural Collections: Disaster Prevention, Preparedness, Response & Recovery

Protecting Cultural Collections:

Disaster Prevention, Preparedness, Response & Recovery

Part 1:  ON-LINE WEBINARS – Prevention & Preparedness (archived 2½ hours total)
Part 2:  IN-PERSON WORKSHOP – Response & Recovery

Belmont, CA:  Tuesday, May 23, 2017 – 9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. – Notre Dame de Namur University, Gellert Library

The workshop is FREE.  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 instructor. Link to the webinars will be provided upon registration.

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

Co-Sponsored by California Preservation Program (CPP)

Instructor: Julie A. Page, Co-Coordinator, CPP and WESTPAS

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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 and the California State Library.  Mileage reimbursement funds are available to staff (paid or volunteer) from California organizations, with annual operating budgets of less than $250,000, for travel in excess of 100 miles round trip to attend the workshop.

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

For registration assistance contact: Wendy Cao,  caow@plsinfo.org

For general & content information contact Julie Page  jpage@calpreservation.org

Submitted by Grace Kim from Notre Dame de Namur University