[Michlib-l] MCLS disaster planning & risk management special program update!
thomash at mcls.org
Mon Aug 26 12:00:38 EDT 2013
MCLS invites you to view "Preserving Family Treasures" on September 9,
2013 at 6 PM (Eastern Daylight Time). You can attend in-person at the
Delta Township District Library in Lansing, Michigan or online via live
stream here: http://www.mcls.org/treasures. No log-in is necessary. This
event will be recorded and made available in the future. This event is
free and open to the public. We encourage you to share this information
with your patrons and to host viewing parties at your library.
Do you have grandma’s wedding gown, a tintype of a great-great uncle
during the Civil War or even the family bible from the old country? Family
and personal historical collections are a diary of where we come from and
what is important to us. Most of these collections are stored in attics,
basements or under other conditions which constantly place them in harm’s
Internationally recognized preservationist and the ALA 2012 Ken Haycock
Award winner Jeanne Drewes' presentation will focus on appropriate
storage environments, enclosure options for varying formats, steps to
mitigate damage and handling instructions. If you are a family historian
or the caretaker of a small library or historical society collection this
is a wonderful opportunity to learn from the very best. You may bring
materials for recommendations from Ms. Drewes after her public
Ms Drewes currently serves as Chief of Binding and Collections Care in the
Preservation Directorate at the Library of Congress and as Manager for the
Mass Deacidification Program.
Librarian for Conservation and Digitization at the Library of Michigan
Kevin Driedger will also join the conversation during the Q and A period
of this event.
MCLS also invites staff from all library types to attend the Disaster
Planning & Risk Management special program.
Both natural and human generated disasters regularly plague our libraries.
Mitigating damage is an ongoing process of preparation. Explore strategies
for success and learn practical hands-on techniques in disaster management
with Ms. Drewes for a two, non-consecutive, day program on September 10,
and November 8, 2013.
On September 10, participants will tour the host facility (Delta Township
District Library, in Lansing, Michigan) with Drewes as tour guide
identifying strengths, weaknesses and opportunities to better prepare
against disaster. A workshop will follow with participants engaging in
hands-on recovery techniques. The day will conclude with an informational
session on developing a disaster plan.
Between September 10 and next session participants will work on their
plans. On November 8, the group will reconvene to discuss, ask questions
and finalize their individual plans under the tutelage of Drewes. In
addition property insurance will be addressed. Strengthening institutional
buy-in two participants from each organization are strongly encouraged.
The same two individuals are not necessary for both sessions.
This program is part of a series brought to you by MCLS, the Cooperative
Directors Association and the Library of Michigan. Generous support for
this session is provided by the Library of Michigan and from the Institute
of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).
Please note that the $120 registration fee covers both workshops and
includes breakfast and lunch both days.
Space is limited, deadline to register for this special program is
Thursday, September 5!!
For more information and to register, please go to:
If you have any questions on how to register, please contact me at the
information below. Thank you! - heather
Heather M. (Thomas) Ladiski, CAP-OM
Executive Assistant/Meeting Planner
Midwest Collaborative for Library Services
1407 Rensen Street, Suite 1
Lansing, Michigan 48910-3657
800/530-9019 ext. 133
517/394-2420 ext. 133
email: thomash at mcls.org
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