Thursday, August 27, 2020
2:00 - 3:00 PM, ET

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Practice Makes Perfect: Conducting a Tabletop Exercise to Test Your Disaster Plan - Webinar (08/27/20)

 NEFLIN is proud to partner with LYRASIS to bring you a series of four webinars on Disaster Preparedness! 

You do not have to enroll in all four, but we highly recommend that you do so. Seating is limited to 25 in these webinars, so get your place now!

Writing a disaster plan is a great step towards improving your cultural heritage institution’s response to a disaster, but practicing your disaster plan is a crucial part of ensuring everyone involved is prepared to execute the plan in a disaster. A tabletop exercise, where plan stakeholders verbally walk through executing the plan in a hypothetical disaster scenario, can help institutions practice their plan in a low-stress, low-stakes environment. After the exercise, the institution improves their plan and can respond more effectively in a real disaster.

Tabletop exercises are common in the emergency management field, but not used as frequently by cultural heritage institutions, so this session aims to provide cultural heritage professionals with the background and tools you need to run your own tabletop exercise.

The session will cover more details of what a tabletop exercise is, how to plan and run a tabletop exercise, and how it can improve your institution’s disaster plan..

NOTE: Only those who pre-register for this webinar will have access to the archived recording. 

Virtual Trainer: Annie Peterson

Annie Peterson is Program Leader at LYRASIS. She consults with institutions on preservation and digitization planning, and teaches online and in-person classes and workshops on preservation. Before joining LYRASIS, Annie Peterson was the Preservation Librarian for the Howard-Tilton Memorial Library at Tulane University, where she managed a preservation program for the library’s general and special collections. Previously, she was an IMLS Preservation Administration Fellow at Yale University.

She has an MLIS from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. In 2016 Annie was awarded the Esther J. Piercy Award from the Association of Library Collections and Technical Services, 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.

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.