[Michlib-l] Is your library ready to handle a disaster?

White, Shannon (MDE) WhiteS29 at michigan.gov
Fri Aug 9 15:29:20 EDT 2013

Do you know if your library has a disaster plan?  Are your staff members ready to handle situations involving water, smoke damage or disasters affecting your building, equipment or collections?  If not, then the upcoming Risk Management and Disaster Recovery Workshop may be the opportunity to prepare your library for an effective response.

The Library of Michigan is partnering with the MCLS and the Cooperative Directors Association to host a special two-day program this fall to help libraries learn about disaster recovery techniques and also create or update a disaster plan.

Jeanne Drewes, Chief of Binding and Collections Care, from the Library of Congress will conduct the workshop at the Delta Township District Library in Lansing Michigan.  Day 1 of the workshop, September 10, will provide attendees the opportunity to tour a library facility and learn how to identify weaknesses and opportunities to better prepare against a disaster.  Attendees will then participate in hands-on recovery techniques and wrap up the day by learning about developing their own disaster plan.   Day 2 of the workshop will be held on November 8 and participants will learn about property insurance and participate in discussions to help finalize their new disaster plans.

Registration for the 2-day workshop is $120 and the fee covers breakfast and lunch on both September 10 and November 8.

To register for the event, please visit the online registration page at the MCLS website:  https://members.mcls.org/workshops/viewcourse.html?id=338

Generous support for this session is provided by the Library of Michigan and from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).


Shannon D. White
Continuing Education Coordinator
Library of Michigan
702 West Kalamazoo, P.O. Box 30007, Lansing, MI 48909-7507
Ph: 517-373-9489; Fax: 517-373-5700
Toll free:  877-479-0021
whites29 at michigan.gov<mailto:whites29 at michigan.gov>

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