NY3Rs Presents: Webinar: Risk Assessment for Emergency Preparedness

Speaker Frances Harell
Frances Harrell conducts general preservation needs assessments and  represents NEDCC on the COSTEP MA (Coordinated Statewide Emergency Preparedness in Massachusetts) 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 ...

Frances Harrell conducts general preservation needs assessments and  represents NEDCC on the COSTEP MA (Coordinated Statewide Emergency Preparedness in Massachusetts) 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.

Full Description
Most cultural heritage organizations are aware of the need for a disaster plan that addresses prevention of and response to emergencies that may affect collections. Assessing the risks to your collection is the foundation for an effective disaster plan. This webinar 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.
 
Who should attend:
Librarians, archivists and anyone responsible for implementing emergency preparedness in a cultural heritage organization is encouraged to participate.
 
By the end of this program, participants will:
  • Understand the importance of emergency preparedness;
  • Be able to identify the main threats to their collections;
  • Be able to assess risks for likelihood and potential damage;
  • And begin to think about mitigation of threats specific to their location.
 
The fee for this webinar is $10 for NY3Rs members. To register, visit http://bit.ly/1pLczZb.
 
 
This is the first installation of a three-part series:
  1. Risk Assessment for Emergency Preparedness on 10/20, 12-2pm
  2. Disaster Planning on 11/19, 12-2pm
  3. Assessing Risk to Digital Assets on 12/3, 12-2pm

 

 

When?

Mon, Oct. 20, 2014
noon - 2 p.m. US/Eastern

Where?

Online