Posted by: kansaschern | August 20, 2010

LYRASIS Online Training

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Establishing Emergency Response Networks for Cultural Collections (Live Online)

This two-hour online class examines how to set up a local emergency response network that will help protect cultural collections when a disaster strikes.
As we have seen from the recent flooding in the Midwest and the lasting effects of major hurricanes, disasters can have a devastating impact on cultural collections. Response to such large-scale disasters can be difficult for the people on the ground and in nearby areas. Emergency response networks are one way that cultural organizations can pool resources and help each other in a disaster situation. Model networks have been tested in various states across the country and more are being formed.
This two-hour class will look at these established networks and consider the best way to get a network started in your area. Local, state, and regional opportunities will be discussed as well as topics such as: mutual aid agreements, caches of supplies, training, response teams, and working with first responders.

Date:     Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Time:     2:00pm – 4:00pm (EST)
Fee:     $120 for members, $120 for non-members

Developing a Disaster Plan (Live Online)

All libraries, archives and museums need knowledgeable staff and advanced planning to deal with the emergency situations that arise. This preparation allows for a quicker response and helps to minimize damage. A disaster plan requires the support and commitment of staff from many departments, including Facilities and Accounting Services. Plan preparation is more successful and effective when undertaken by a committee with staff representatives from across the institution.
This web-based class is designed to support the work of an institution’s disaster planning committee. Homework assignments will require input and support from a variety of staff members. Taught in three two-hour sessions over the course of three weeks, it guides participants through the development of a written disaster plan.
The modules cover establishment of a planning structure, information gathering (including risk assessment and resource list development), setting recovery priorities, an overview of recovery procedures, plan development, and working with disaster recovery vendors.
Participants are invited to submit their completed plans for review.

Date:     Thursdays September 16, 23 and 30, 2010
Time:     10:00am – 12:00pm (EST)
Fee:     $220 for members, $220 for non-members

Register for both classes using discount code 2786952 and we’ll take $50.00 off your registration fee!

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