Posted by: kansaschern | February 26, 2015

Active Shooter Workshop

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.
https://www.govevents.com/…/active-shooter-preparedness-wo…/

Registration closes March 26, 2015 at 11:59 PM (EDT)
Limited seating is available; 2 slots per organization only

Posted by: kansaschern | February 26, 2015

Introduction to Emergency Preparedness and Risk Management

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:

Pest Management

  • 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:

http://bacc-webinars.weebly.com

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!

Posted by: kansaschern | February 11, 2015

Amigos Online Preservation Class!

 

 

 

Emergency Preparedness: Response and Recovery

February 24 & 26, 2015, 1:30 – 3:30 PM CST

http://www.amigos.org/node/1912

 

Course Description

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.

Learning Objectives:

  • 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.

 Target Audience:

Librarians, archivists, and any individuals who are interested in emergency preparedness procedures.

Prerequisites: None

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.

Instructor:

Carmen Cowick –

Collections Care Specialist

Amigos Library Services

14400 Midway Road, Suite 200 | Dallas, TX 75244

(800) 843-8482 x2844 |  (972) 340-2844(direct)

www.amigos.org | cowick@amigos.org

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.

Fees

Amigos Member Fee:

$165.00

Non-member Fee:

$235.00

Register Here

 

 

Posted by: kansaschern | November 4, 2014

C2C Webinar and Live Chat (and new Web App!)

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.

Posted by: kansaschern | November 4, 2014

Upcoming Webinars for State Cultural Heritage Disaster Networks

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.

Posted by: kansaschern | September 2, 2014

SEPTEMBER IS NATIONAL PREPAREDNESS MONTH!

The Ready Campaign established four universal building blocks of emergency preparedness: Be informed, Make a Plan, Build a Kit, and Get Involved. America’s PrepareAthon! builds on this foundation by encouraging millions of Americans to focus on a simple, specific activity that will increase preparedness. 

 During National Preparedness Month (NPM), the Ready Campaign asks you, your family, community, school and workplace to take action by planning a National PrepareAthon! Day on or around September 30th.  They recommend using digital media tools as a way to promote National Preparedness Month, September 1st-30th.

 The 2014 National Preparedness Month theme is: “Be Disaster Aware, Take Action to Prepare”

Join in at the links above!

 

Posted by: kansaschern | June 20, 2014

Department of the Interior Hazard Mapping

Department of the Interior Hazard Mapping.

Posted by: kansaschern | June 9, 2014

New C2C Webinar & Live Chat–Storage Solutions

Storage Solutions

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. (Eastern)

With the vast majority of our nation’s cultural heritage in storage, how art and artifacts are housed is one of the most important factors for their long-term preservation. Upgrading storage conditions certainly isn’t rocket science, but it does take time and resources. Small and incremental steps, though, can make striking improvements to the way we store our collections. This hour-long webinar will focus on storeroom and storage mount solutions that can be reasonably constructed by museum personnel and will introduce online resources that can help.

Featured Expert: Rachael Perkins Arenstein, A.M. Art Conservation, LLC, Conservation Treatment, Preservation Consulting & Collection Management
Featured Resources: 

As always, 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 technical check page. An archive of the event will be posted to the Online Community following the live event.

Posted by: kansaschern | June 9, 2014

Navigating Public Assistance Following a Disaster

Navigating Public Assistance Following a Disaster
Live Webinar and Chat
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
3:30 – 5:00 pm Eastern
Instructor: Kristy Barbier, Program Specialist – Appeals Team, Public Assistance, FEMA Region VI

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 state, county, and local emergency management (EM) agencies
  • Representatives of national, regional, or state museum associations

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, and once it’s been posted to the State Heritage Emergency Partnership website, www.heritagepreservation.org/shep, you can notify your constituents of its availability.

Registration Fee
None! Thanks to funding by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the State Heritage Emergency Partnership 2014 Webinar Series is free. Registration for each webinar is required for attendance.

Register for the webinar here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6768314663412561921 

Posted by: kansaschern | June 3, 2014

Webinar–Navigating Public Assistance Following a Disaster

Navigating Public Assistance Following a Disaster
A Webinar and Live Chat Event Wednesday, June 25, 2014
3:30 – 5:00 pm Eastern

Instructor: Kristy Barbier, Program Specialist – Appeals Team, Public Assistance, FEMA Region VI

Following a Presidentially declared disaster, federal funding through FEMA’s Public Assistance (PA) program is available to help cultural institutions recover. The aim of this free 90-minute webinar is to provide an overview of the PA process to both state cultural agencies and emergency management agencies, so you in turn can provide proper guidance to affected cultural institutions.

Details and registration information to follow shortly.

Note: Participation in this webinar will be limited to members of state heritage emergency networks. A recording of the webinar will be posted to the State Heritage Emergency Partnership website and made available free of charge to cultural institutions and interested individuals at a later date.

This program, the first in a series of four webinars on topics relevant to the State Heritage Emergency Partnership, is made possible by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Don’t miss out on targeted training opportunities and announcements. Sign up to follow the State Heritage Emergency Partnership blog at http://www.heritagepreservation.org/shep

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