The Winds Began to Shift: Museum Disaster Planning Monday, May 18, 2015
8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Flint Hills Discovery Center
315 S. Third, Manhattan, KS
How will your organization respond if disaster strikes? Join colleagues for a lively discussion about disaster preparedness and lessons learned. Discover preservation techniques in a behind the-scenes tour of the K-State Library’s preservation lab.
Cost: (box lunch included)
$45/KMA Members; $55/Non-KMA Members; $25/Students
Libraries, museums, archives and other organizations work every day to preserve cultural history. Over 4.8 billion artifacts are held in public trust by more than 30,000 archives, historical societies, libraries, museums, scientific research collections and archaeological repositories in the United States.
Why is preservation important? Some 2.6 billion items are not protected by an emergency plan such as natural disasters, and 1.3 billion of these items are at risk of being lost. If billions of items are at risk at our heritage institutions, than plausibly trillions of items held by the general public are at risk.
During Preservation Week libraries all over the country present events, activities, and resources that highlight what we can do, individually and together, to preserve our personal and shared collections.
The American Library Association has compiled some resources to help you preserve your family treasures and learn what to when disaster strikes. There’s also an activity guide filled with fun projects to get the whole family involved.
Disaster Response Q&A
As part of FEMA’s Emergency Management Higher Education Program, the Emergency Management Institute (EMI) is offering the following webinar:
“In Emergency Response, Great Plans Are a Smart Thing: Training is Everything!”
April 23, 2015 11:00 am – 2:00 pm EDT Presenter: Bo Mitchell, President/Founder 911 Consulting
Smart plans are critical. But, if we don’t get the words off the paper and into people’s heads, we have failed. Thus, training is everything given that people can’t and won’t run to look at binders for response in a real emergency. What are the legal requirements for training? What are the current practices and obstacles on campuses regarding training? What are the proven ways to train for emergency response? How does your campus compare?
1. What are the laws, regulations and standards that control emergency plan training?
2. How will lawsuits affect you and your campus?
3. What are – versus what should be – the overriding attitude of administrators in training employees in emergency response?
4. What are the obstacles and consistent mistakes administrations make in emergency training?
5. Do we need to train the Emergency Team differently than the rest of employees?
6. How to protect your administration?
Conference Number: 800-320-4330 Participant Code: 316172
To join the meeting: https://fema.connectsolutions.com/he/
For additional information, contact Lillian Virgil, Chief, Mitigation Branch, Emergency Management Institute, Lillian.Virgil@fema.dhs.gov or call 301-447-1490.
For situational awareness, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is conducting an Active Shooter Workshop on March 30th, 2015 at the Prairie Band Casino & Resort. There is no charge for registration/attendance.
DHS Active Shooter Workshop
March 30, 2015
Prairie Band Casino & Resort
12305 150th Rd, Mayetta, KS 66509
A Unique Training Opportunity
Prairie Band Casino and Resort and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security are hosting a one-day Security Workshop to enhance awareness of, and response to, an active shooter event:
*Educating participants on the history of active shooter events;
*Describing common behavior, conditions, and situations associated with active shooters; and
*Fostering communication between infrastructure owners and operators and local emergency response teams—this includes discussion of interoperability, communications protocols, and best practices for planning, preparedness, and response
Building Emergency Planning Capabilities
The event will describe how to incorporate key elements of successful incident management into planning efforts, such as:
*Communicating with and accounting for employees;
*Building familiarity with local responders and knowing their capabilities;
*Coordinating with first responders before, during, and after an incident; and Integrating public affairs into incident management
Registration for this event is free.
Registration closes March 26, 2015 at 11:59 PM (EDT)
Limited seating is available; 2 slots per organization only
The Balboa Art Conservation Center is pleased to offer new WEBINARS in The Preventive Care Primer Series.
These webinars offer practical ideas for improving collections care at your institution and provide an opportunity for Q&A after the presentation.
Marcelle Lunau, Field Service Officer at BACC will be teaching a two-part webinar:
AN INTRODUCTION TO EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS AND RISK MANAGEMENT FOR DISASTER PLANNING
- March 10th 11 am (PST) – Part One: Introduction to Emergency Preparedness
- March 11th 11am (PST) – Part Two: Introduction to Risk Management for Disaster Planning
The cost for attending this two-part webinar is $60
Future webinars in the Preventive Primer series will provide an introduction to the following subjects:
- The Environment and its Effect on Collections
For 2015 we have a special introductory rate for our webinars. Check out our webinar site for more information and registration details:
The Balboa Art Conservation Center welcomes all museum professionals, volunteers, students, and interested people to learn about basic preservation theory and best practices from professional conservators and other experts in the field. The Preventive Care Primer series presents five webinars offered at a reduced introductory price. Our previous webinars have been very well received by a range of attendees, including museum registrars, collection managers, curators, volunteers, and students.
We hope to see you online!
Emergency Preparedness: Response and Recovery
February 24 & 26, 2015, 1:30 – 3:30 PM CST
Topic Area: Preservation
Course Type: Live-Online
Libraries, archives, and museums must be prepared to protect staff, users, collections, and facilities in the event of emergencies ranging from minor crises to community-wide disasters. This course helps participants prepare for and limit various types of damage through risk assessment, disaster planning, and recovery procedures.
- Describe the basic elements of disaster planning.
- Assess risks based upon geography and building issues.
- Create a plan for recovery after a disaster.
- Determine appropriate disaster supplies and sources.
Librarians, archivists, and any individuals who are interested in emergency preparedness procedures.
Homework Expectations and Completion Requirements:
Students will participate in class discussion and complete individual assignment.
It is designed for individual participation; each individual must register.
Technical Requirements: Live Online System Requirements
Session Duration: This course consists of two 2-hour sessions.
Carmen Cowick –
Collections Care Specialist
Amigos Library Services
14400 Midway Road, Suite 200 | Dallas, TX 75244
(800) 843-8482 x2844 | (972) 340-2844(direct)
Continuing Education Credit Contact Hours: 4
IACET CEUs: 0.4
As an IACET Authorized Provider, Amigos offers CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.
Amigos Member Fee:
Collection Assessment and Preservation
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. (Eastern)
Working with unique objects means being faced with the management of diverse materials and formats, ranging from parchment to digital videotape. Unfortunately, no one can be an expert on everything, and since there aren’t always funds to hire the specialists, collections care “blind spots” develop. We know how important the preservation of our objects is and are profoundly aware of the cost of inaction. So, how do we proceed past our preservation concerns toward preservation actions?
Preservation assessments are a key element of good collection stewardship as they allow collections managers and curators to become more familiar with the health of their collections and derive accurate metrics about collections. These metrics help managers both to determine preservation needs and to better articulate and document the needs of their collections in grant applications.
The Preservation Self-Assessment Program (PSAP) is a forthcoming (and free!) web application designed to address the evaluation and prioritization of preservation action among materials typically found in museums, special collections, archives, and historical societies. The PSAP considers many facets of preservation need: ranging from the condition of specific materials to understanding how the building, environment, policies, and usage all affect the health of the materials overall.
You do not need to be a registered member of the Online Community to participate in this webinar. Simply click on the green “Access Meeting Room” button on the right-hand side of the home page. Once there, enter your name and location and click enter. You will be redirected to the webinar. If you’re having difficulty, please take a look at our tech check page.
Mitigation and Mitigation Planning
Thursday, November 13, 2014
3:00 – 4:30 pm Eastern
Presenter: Scott Baldwin, Mitigation Specialist with the Colorado Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management
Disaster and Continuity Planning and Preparedness
Thursday, November 20, 2014
3:00 – 4:30 pm Eastern
Presenter: Kiran Dhanji, Section Administrator, Preparedness, Texas Division of Emergency Management
Federal Disaster Recovery Assistance from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) for Private, Nonprofit Organizations
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
3:00 – 4:30 pm Eastern
Presenter: Mark Randle, SBA Public Information Officer
Who Should Attend? Interested members of a state cultural heritage emergency network, including but not limited to:
- Representatives of state cultural agencies – State Library, State Museum, State Archives, State Arts Council, State Humanities Council, State Historic Preservation Office – who have an obligation (whether legal or moral) to assist their constituents following a disaster
- Representatives of local, county, state, and federal emergency management (EM) agencies
- Representatives of national, regional, or state museum, library, or archives associations
- Colleagues at other state agencies who would benefit from the webinars. Please pass this email along to them!
Although the information is relevant to all cultural institutions, we’d like to keep participation in the live webinar down to a manageable number so the instructor can field questions that apply primarily to state cultural and EM agencies. Our aim is to provide information that’s most useful to network members, who will then be better equipped to help their constituents. The webinar will be recorded.
Webinars are free of charge; registration is required. Follow the links on webinar titles above to register.