Workshop: "RU Redy? Scenario Planning & Collaboration among Libraries and Archives to Improve Disaster Preparedness for Collections"
Instructor: Randy Silverman, Preservation Librarian, U of U Marriott Library
Cost: No charge to the institution. Funding provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities; co-sponsored by the Utah State Library and the University of Utah Marriott Library.
Goals of the “R U REDY?” workshop:
-Test emergency plans & identify areas for improvement
-Identify mechanisms for mutual aid
-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 library/archive 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: (Randy will help you with these if you need it)
-A written disaster plan 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)
For registration assistance please contact: Alex Gingerich firstname.lastname@example.org
For general & content information contact: Randy Silverman email@example.com