Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Improve Disaster Preparedness for Collections

 Scenario Planning & Collaboration Among Heritage Institutions to Improve Disaster Preparedness for Collections

San Francisco: Monday, April 16, 2012 – California Historical Society – 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Workshop instructor: Julie Page, Co-Coordinator, California Preservation Program (CPP)
and Western States & Territories Preservation Assistance Service (WESTPAS)
Additional locations in Fall 2012:  Sonora, Monterey, Los Angeles & San Bernardino

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!

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 regional 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 (draft okay) 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)
Cost:    The workshop is FREE; just your time, energy, and institutional commitment. 
Funding provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).
Co-sponsored by the Bay Area Mutual Aid Network (BAMAN)

Registration:     Pre-registration required. Register online at: 
For more information or registration assistance contact: Sarah Post

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