Scenario Planning & Collaboration Among Libraries & Archives to Improve Disaster Preparedness for Collections

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This workshop is presented by the Western States and Territories Preservation Assistance Service with funding provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities and co-sponsored by the Idaho Commission for Libraries. It’s free of charge however, registration is required. Contact Shirley Biladeau ~ shirley.biladeau@libraries.idaho.gov for more information or questions.

Scenario Planning & Collaboration Among Libraries & Archives to Improve Disaster Preparedness for Collections "Okay, now you have a plan, but do you know how well it will work in a real disaster situation?

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 disaster preparedness

It's better we should find answers now than after a disaster has occurred!"

Please plan to attend the workshop and encourage colleagues at nearby institutions to do the same. We need to be able to count on our colleagues; their capacity to respond effectively in an emergency will enhance the safety of your own collections as well as their own. Your leadership to bring disaster-alert colleagues together for this workshop will enhance disaster preparedness in your region!

9:00 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Boise: Wednesday, October 20, 2010 - Idaho Commission for Libraries, 325 West State Street, Boise, Idaho 83702 Register
Sponsored by Western States & Territories Preservation Assistance Service (WESTPAS)

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Who should attend:
When possible, send 2-3 participants from your library/archive/museum 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 that includes collections response/recovery This can be PreP Plan (Pocket Response
Plan for Collections) developed in one of the WESTPAS disaster planning workshops or a more extensive plan.
* 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.
For registration assistance contact: Kathy Krause krause@plsinfo.org