Thursday, January 30, 2020 and Friday, January 31, 2020

9:30 AM to 4:00 PM ET

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Volusia County Library Deltona Regional Branch
2150 Eustace Ave.
Deltona, FL 32725

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LYRASIS Disaster Preparedness and Response Two Day Workshop - Deltona (1/30/20 & 1/31/20)

LYRASIS and NEFLIN are proud to present a two-day disaster preparedness and recovery workshop. The workshop will cover many aspects of what to do BEFORE disaster strikes your library followed by what to do AFTER it happens.

Highlights include:

  • Writing a disaster plan
  • Risk Assessment
  • Hands-on salvage of wet materials – including books, papers, audiovisual materials
  • Demonstration of salvage techniques
  • Group activity to practice salvaging wet collections materials

This is a two day workshop and participants must attend both sessions. 

Trainer: Tom Clareson, Senior Consultant for Digital & Preservation Services, LYRASIS

Thomas F. R. Clareson is Senior Consultant for Digital & Preservation Services at LYRASIS, the largest U.S. library and cultural heritage network. He consults nationally and internationally on preservation, disaster preparedness and recovery, digitization, special collections/archives, remote storage, funding, and advocacy.

Clareson was the 2014 recipient of the George Cunha and Susan Swartzburg Award from the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS), a division of the American Library Association (ALA). He was a lead consultant on seventeen IMLS “Connecting to Collections” statewide preservation planning grants, and six implementation projects. Tom was previously Program Director for New Initiatives at PALINET, Global Product Manager at OCLC Online Computer Library Center, and held positions at Amigos Library Services.

A former Society of American Archivists representative to the Joint Committee on Archives, Libraries, and Museums, he is currently Vice President of the Board of Directors of the Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation. He has taught graduate-level preservation courses for The University of Texas-Austin, University of California-Los Angeles, and the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

Cost: NEFLIN classes are free of charge for Florida library staff.  Registration is required for all classes and NEFLIN members get priority.