Thursday, March 16, 2017
2:00 - 4:00 PM, EST
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Writing a Disaster Plan: Part 1
A disaster plan is an integral component of effective collections stewardship, but preparation of a plan can be daunting. This two-session course will be an in-depth coverage of risk assessment and steps involved in creating a disaster plan.
The first session introduces the central elements of emergency preparedness and explores ways to identify internal and external hazards in order to assess and mitigate the risks they pose. Natural, industrial, technological, building, and human hazards will be examined for mitigation and planning purposes.
The second session will cover parts of a disaster plan, updating the plan, and training methods.
Following the course, NEDCC will review and provide feedback on draft disaster plans submitted by participants.
Virtual Trainer: Frances Harrell, NEDCC Preservation Specialist
Frances Harrell conducts general preservation needs assessments and represents NEDCC on the COSTEP MA Executive Committee. She has a strong interest in disaster planning and emergency response and recovery, as well as the preservation planning challenges facing smaller collecting institutions. She received an MLIS from Simmons College GSLIS and a BA in English Literature from the University of Florida, and has worked in both development and collections management.
This is an online class. Access information will be emailed one week ahead.
Cost: NEFLIN classes are free of charge for Florida library staff. Registration is required for all classes and NEFLIN members get priority.