ARE YOU READY? Testing Your Disaster Plan
- Date: July 28, 2016
- Location: Denver, History Colorado
- Time: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
- Cost: The workshop is free; just your time, energy, and institutional commitment. Funding provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities.
- Sponsored by Western States & Territories Preservation Assistance Service (WESTPAS)
- Instructor: Julie A. Page, Co-Coordinator, California Preservation Program and WESTPAS
Course InformationWill your disaster plan work in a real disaster situation? It's better to find answers now than after a disaster has occurred! Attend this scenario-based and collaboration workshop to help heritage institutions – libraries, archives, museums, historical societies, etc. – improve disaster preparedness and response for collections.
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 two to three 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 simple vulnerability assessment (distributed 3 weeks before workshop)