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ALCTS webinar: Disaster Preparedness and Planning presented by Nancy Kraft

When: 
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm, US/Central

Disaster Preparedness and Planning

Are you prepared for a disaster to your collection? According to the Heritage Health Index Report issued by Heritage Preservation in partnership with the Institute of Museum and Library Services, 78% of us are not prepared, putting over 1.6 billion items at risk in our libraries in the U.S. Preparedness is of utmost importance in the event of a disaster, large or small. Learn about the fundamentals of emergency planning which include identifying key players, assessing risks, establishing collection priorities, and other preparations for protection of your collections. Kraft will discuss tools available for and give tips on overcoming roadblocks to writing a disaster plan. Lessons learned in this session can be applied to any size institution.

Presenter

Nancy Kraft is the Head of Preservation at the University of Iowa Libraries where she  is responsible for directing the preservation and conservation of the library collections at the University of Iowa. In 2009 she received the Midwest Archives Conference Presidents’ Award for her extraordinary work following the historic levels of flooding that struck Iowa in the summer of 2008. Kraft has assisted in many disaster recoveries, large and small, including the Iowa Floods of 1993 and 2008, the University of Iowa Old Capitol fire, the water soaked State Historical Society of Iowa building, and a mold outbreak in the Law Library’s rare book room. Kraft, a past President of the Iowa Library Association, is also active in the American Library Association where she served as Chair of the Preservation and Reformatting Section of the Library Collections & Technical Services Division, 2005-2006.

 

All webinars are one hour in length and begin at 2pm Eastern, 1pm Central, noon Mountain, and 11am Pacific Time.

 

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To Register, complete the online registration format http://www.tinyurl.com/alctsregistration

Fees: Individuals - ALCTS Members: $39; Non-Members: $49

                               Group Rates - ALCTS Members & Non-Members: $99

The fee includes unlimited access to the webinar recording.

For questions about registration, contact Tom Ferren, ALA Senior Registration Coordinator at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 4293 or tferren@ala.org.