This two-hour online class examines how to set up a local emergency response network that will help protect cultural collections when a disaster strikes.
Disasters big and small can affect buildings and the collections they hold
at any time. In the crucial first hours, you shouldn’t have to worry about whom
to call for assistance. This class examines how to set up a local emergency
response network that will help protect your cultural institution when an
emergency strikes and establish mutual assistance and reliance amongst the other
institutions in your area.
This two-hour session will also look at established networks and consider
the best way to get a network started in your area. Local, state, and regional
opportunities will be discussed as well as topics such as: mutual aid
agreements, caches of supplies, training, response teams, and working with
By the end of this class participants will be able to:
• Have a basic understanding of emergency
management phases, definitions and systems
• Identify examples of response network
resources that are already in place
• Be able to work with colleagues in your area
to establish a response network
• Be able to communicate with local first
responders and emergency managers about how to safeguard cultural collections
Instructor: Annie Peterson
Annie Peterson is Preservation Services Librarian at LYRASIS. Before joining LYRASIS, Annie Peterson was the Preservation Librarian for the Howard-Tilton Memorial Library at Tulane University. She has an MLIS from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. She has a range of experience in preservation and conservation that provides a strong base for helping the archives, historical societies, libraries and museums that we reach through the Preservation Field Services project. She is active in the American Library Association and is the Chair of the Association of Library Collections and Technical Services Preservation and Reformatting Section. In 2016 Annie was awarded the Esther J. Piercy Award from ALCTS, an award that is given to recognize the contribution to areas of librarianship included in library collections and technical service by a librarian who has shown outstanding promise for continuing contribution and leadership.