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ALCTS webinar: Continuity of Operations (COOP) After a Disaster presented by Nancy Kraft

Wednesday, August 18, 2010
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm, US/Central

Continuity of Operations (COOP) After a Disaster

Ever thought about what would happen if a disaster struck your institution? Would patrons continue to have access to your online catalog and other e-resources? Will staff continue to be employed? The ultimate goal of any disaster-affected organization is to remain operational. This session will discuss the steps one should take before a disaster to insure continuity of operations and give examples of how institutions continued their services in the aftermath of the Iowa floods of 2008. Lessons learned in this session can be applied to any size institution.


Nancy 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.




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

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.