KCHERN Coordinating Council Members (2010-current )

This council was established to continue the efforts from the Kansas IMLS Planning Grant.  All cultural institutions are invited to join.  Please email KansasCHERN or any of the current members if you are interested.

IMLS Planning Grant Goals (2009-2010)

The State Library of Kansas, along with seven partner organizations, will establish an online statewide resource guide for library and museum emergency planning. The project director and a consultant will work with the planning board to develop the resource guide and obtain feedback through a series of regional workshops led by preservation experts and a professional moderator. Follow-up review sessions by the consultant and planning board will refine and update the resource guide, establish a permanent Collections Emergency Coordinating Council for its maintenance, and produce a report with recommendations for future collections care activities.

Institutional partners

Kansas Arts Commission
Kansas Humanities Council
Kansas Library Association
Kansas Museums Association
Kansas State Historical Society
Kansas State University Libraries
State Library of Kansas
University of Kansas Libraries
Kansas City Area Archivists

Before Disaster Strikes Workshop

Three regional workshops were held throughout the state in the second half of 2009. Limited copies of the Kansas “Before Disaster Strikes” workshop DVD, which includes both the morning and afternoon presentations by Julie Page from the Topeka workshop held October 2, 2009, are available. Please email KansasCHERN for a free copy.

Before Disaster Strikes Participant list

The powerpoint slides from the workshop are viewable in the following gallery and the handouts from the workshop are located below:

Before Disaster Strikes: Ten Things You Need to Know

Conducting Emergency Exercises

Final Report

Connecting to Collections: Reducing Risks to Kansas Cultural Heritage Institutions

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