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ARE YOU READY? Scenario Planning & Collaboration Among Heritage Institutions to Improve Disaster Preparedness for Collections

 

Creating and Funding Preservation Projects To Enhance Collection Care

 

Protecting Cultural Collections: Prevention, Preparedness, Response & Recovery

 

ARE YOU READY? Scenario Planning & Collaboration Among Heritage Institutions 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? It's better to find answers now than after a disaster has occurred!

Goals of the "ARE YOU READY?" workshop

  • - Test emergency preparedness & response plans and identify areas for improvement
  • - Identify mechanisms for collaborative partnerships
  • - Improve participants’ ability to evaluate risks (via a pre-workshop self-survey)
  • - Encourage participants to improve 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 that includes collections response/recovery; a letter of institutional commitment to explore collaboration to optimize preparedness; and 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.

Locations and dates
Currently scheduled workshop locations and dates below. For registration see the WESTPAS schedule of workshops.

2013/14 Workshops
Online registration available approximately 2-3 months before the workshop. Please check back for updated information.

Colorado
 
Colorado Springs: June 25, 2013 – UC Colorado Springs

Oregon
  Portland: Fall 2014

Utah
  Salt Lake City: Fall 2014

Washington
  Tacoma: September 5, 2013 – Washington State Historical Society

Course documents for downloading click here.

 

Creating and Funding Preservation Projects
To Enhance Collection Care


Do you want to get a preservation grant to take care of your collections? Many institutions have used grant-funded projects to enhance the level of care they can provide for their collections, and sometimes even to jump start their preservation programs.

“Creating and Funding Preservation Projects to Enhance Collection Care” is a one-day workshop that begins with identifying and setting priorities among collection needs. With a clear sense of needs, the second part of the workshop reviews sources of grant funding available to your institution. The third part of the workshop addresses the key preservation questions asked on grant applications – participants answer the questions on behalf of their institutions, building the elements of a proposal for their own collection. The workshop emphasizes working collaboratively with colleagues to develop and receive feedback on project proposals.

By the end of the workshop day, participants will have:
• Outlined a preservation project proposal specific to their institution
• Identified possible funding sources
• Tested their ideas with other workshop participants

Who should attend:    Administrators and staff responsible for care of the collection in all types of libraries and archives, with an emphasis on small-to-medium sized institutions without preservation grant writing experience. By registering for the workshop, the institution commits to supporting the attendee(s) to achieve the workshop's goals to develop and submit proposals for preservation projects to enhance collection care. When possible, two attendees from an institution should attend so they can work together on project development.

Cost:    No charge to the institution. Funding provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities.  

Registration:     Pre-registration required. Register online at: WESTPAS workshop http://tiny.cc/ZePOL
For general & content information contact: Julie Page jpage@westpas.org

Locations and dates
Currently scheduled workshop locations and dates below. For registration see the WESTPAS schedule of workshops.

2013/14 Workshops
Online registration available approximately 2-3 months before the workshop. Please check back for updated information.

Alaska
  Fairbanks: November 20, 2014 - University of Alaska, Rasmuson Library

California
 
San Pedro: October 23, 2014 - Los Angeles Maritime Museum

Hawai'i 
  Honolulu: March 28, 2013 – Queen Emma Summer Palace

Montana
  Billings: 2014

Oregon
  Portland: August 1, 2013 -- Oregon Historical Society

Territories
  American Samoa: 2014

Washington
  Spokane: May 29, 2014 – Northwest Archivists Annual Meeting

Wyoming
  Cheyenne: 2014

 

Protecting Cultural Collections: Prevention, Preparedness, Response & Recovery


The “Protecting Cultural Collections” training is presented in a sequence of two self-paced 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

Participation in the in-person workshop requires viewing the two self-paced webinars (2 ½ hours) BEFORE attending the in-person workshop AND completing the workshop assignments. Any exception requires the permission of the instructor. 

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.

Registration: Pre-registration required. Register online for an IN-PERSON session at: WESTPAS workshop http://tinyurl.com/ot4kve2 
For registration assistance contact: Alexandra Gingerich  gingerich@plsinfo.org 
For general & content information contact jpage@westpas.org 

Locations and dates:
Currently scheduled workshop locations and dates for 2014 listed below.

Colorado
  Colorado Springs:  September 15, 2014 - Old Colorado City Historical Society/Center
  Durango: September 8, 2014 - Durango Public Library

Hawai'i
   Honolulu: Fall 2014
   Kona: Fall 2014
   Wailuku, Maui: Fall 2014

Montana
  Bozeman:  May 20, 2014 – MT Academic Libraries Symposium 

Nevada
   Carson City: Fall 2014 

Washington
  Yakima: October 15, 2014 – Yakima Valley Museum

Wyoming
  Cody:  May 8, 2014 – CWAM Conference – Buffalo Bill Historical Center