Planning efforts before a disaster occurs save money, time and material. The planning effort can prevent incidents by eliminating hazards. It will also save time and money after an incident because staff will have information and supplies they need on hand. Recovery efforts can begin as soon as the disaster area is declared safe for entry, if the staff has done sufficient planning in advance.
Audience: This workshop is designed for all staff responsible for maintaining the collection.
A disaster, large or small, man-made or natural, will hit your institution. It may be an insidious mold or pest infestation, a broken water pipe, or a major fire. Many materials can be recovered and returned to use, if the staff knows how to handle the situation with the proper recovery techniques.
Not a question of whether, but when.
: All staff members involved in caring for collections, either hands-on or administratively. Attendees should wear comfortable clothes and sturdy, water-proof shoes.
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