[Preservenw] REGISTRATION OPEN: Oregon and Washington Disaster
menges at u.washington.edu
Mon Aug 27 15:04:45 PDT 2007
Protecting Library & Archive Collections: Disaster Preparedness, Response &
The Western States and Territories Preservation Assistance Service (WESTPAS) is
offering a series of disaster planning workshops in Oregon and Washington.
LA GRANDE, OREGON:
Part 1: Friday, September 21, 2007, 9:00 a.m. -- 4:00 p.m.
Part 2: Friday, October 26, 2007, 9:00 a.m. -- 4:00 p.m.
La Grande Public Library
2006 4th Street, La Grande, Oregon
Part 1: Tuesday, September 25, 2007, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Part 2: Friday, November 30, 2007, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Mid-Columbia Library System
1620 S. Union Street, Kennewick, WA 99338
Part l: Tuesday, October 23, 2007
Part 2: Friday, December 14, 2007
Univeristy of Washington
Odegaard Library (OUGL) 220
Seattle, WA. 98195
OREGON: Kris Kern is the Preservation Librarian at
Portland State University and is chair of the Portland Area Library
System's Disaster Recovery Group.
WASHINGTON: Gary Menges is Preservation Administrator at the
the University of Washington Libraries, Seattle.
Additional workshops will be held in Eugene in Fall 2007, in the Spokane area
in 2008 and in Bend, Summer 2008. Workshops are also being scheduled in Alaska,
Idaho, and other Western states.
The "Protecting Library & Archive Collections" workshops are presented
in a 2-part sequence to produce the following outcomes for disaster
* Complete a disaster plan by the end of Part 2.
* Learn how to train staff to implement your plan effectively.
* Set pre- and post-disaster action priorities for your collections.
* Learn how to use practical decision-making skills during an
* Experience salvage procedures for books, documents, and non-print
The workshop days are scheduled several weeks apart. Participants will
prepare short assignments prior to the first session; between sessions,
they will undertake additional assignments resulting in a completed
disaster plan at the end of Part 2. Upon completion, the institution
will be invited to join an informal network of WESTPAS trained personnel
to provide mutual aid in the event of emergencies involving collections
in the region.
*Who should attend*: Administrators and staff responsible for
emergency preparedness, response and decision-making, in all types of
libraries and archives. By registering for the workshop, the
institution commits to supporting the attendee(s) to achieve the
workshop's disaster preparedness goals. When possible, please send two
attendees from a library or archive so they can work together on the
disaster preparedness activities.
*Cost*: No charge to the institution. Funding provided by the National
Endowment for the Humanities. The Washington workshops are co-sponsored by the
Oregon State Library and the Washington workshops by the Washington State
Library and Washington State Archives.
*Registration*: Pre-registration is required. You will be able to register
To register go to:
http://westpas.org/courses.html and click on WESTPAS schedule of workshops and
the specific workshop.
For registration assistance contact: Kathy Krause krause at plsinfo.org
Information about the individual workshops and registration information
for each workshops will be sent in separate email messages.
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