Establishing Emergency Response Networks for Cultural Collections

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.

No sessions are currently scheduled for this event. To request a new session, please contact membersupport@lyrasis.org


Description:

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 first responders.


Learning Outcomes:

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.







Intended Audience:

This class is designed for staff members who bear the responsibility for or have interest in the emergency management and procedures at an institution.






Notes:

Frequency: offered 2 times a year, Spring & Fall

Archival Recertification Credits - ARCs: 1
Information on Archival Recertification Credits

Registrations for this class must be received at least one week before the class date. Registrants should receive an email offering detailed login and setup instructions. Please call 800.999.8558 if you do not receive this email at least three days before the class. This class is designed for individual participation; each individual must register.

Time: All live online classes are in Eastern time.

Please see Technical Requirements for online classes and events.




Registration:

You may register using one of two methods:

    Register Online
    Click on "Register" above.
    PDF Form
    Print out the registration form and fax it to LYRASIS at 404.892.7879.