Friday, January 12, 2024 from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM EST
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Flagler College
74 King St.
St. Augustine, FL 32084

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Disaster Preparedness for Cultural Heritage Institutions - St. Augustine (01/12/24)

Join us for a presentation on the basics of creating a disaster plan for your library, archive, museum, or other cultural heritage institution. Special emphasis will be on how institutions can collaborate on disaster response efforts in a regional scope. The session will outline the elements of a disaster plan and provide ideas for starting the process at your institution, or updating your disaster plan.

Participants are encouraged to bring questions about disaster preparedness for discussion. The session is free and open to representatives of any library or archive. The session will be led by Tom Clareson of LYRASIS.

Attendees will receive parking information closer to the date. Because of parking, supplies and other factors, registration will close Friday, January 5, 2024

Trainer: Thomas Clareson, MA, MLIS

Tom Clareson serves as Senior Consultant for Digital & Preservation Services at LYRASIS, consulting and teaching nationally and internationally on preservation, disaster preparedness, digitization, digital preservation, special collections/archives, remote storage, funding, strategic planning, and advocacy for libraries, archives, and museums. He is also the Project Director of the Performing Arts Readiness (PAR) project, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to help performing arts organizations nationwide learn how to protect their assets, sustain operations, and be prepared for emergencies. Clareson serves as Vice President on the Board of Directors of the Foundation for Advancement in Conservation.

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

This project was funded either under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act from the Institute of Museum and Library Services or the Library Cooperative Grant program. Florida’s LSTA and LCG programs are administered by the Department of State’s Division of Library and Information Services. 

For FY2023-24, the total state and federal budgets for NEFLIN's programs are $694,693. 42% of the total costs ($294,693) are supported by federal funds, and 58% of this program ($400,000) is supported by state funds.