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Developing a Disaster Plan (Live Webinar)

Presented by: LYRASIS

Brief Description: All libraries, archives and museums need knowledgeable staff and advanced planning to deal with the emergency situations that arise. This preparation allows for a quicker response and helps to minimize damage. A disaster plan requires the support and commitment of staff from many departments, including facilities and accounting. Plan preparation is most successful and effective when undertaken by a committee with staff representatives from across the institution. Course homework assignments will reflect this planning and require input and support from a variety of staff members.
Taught in three two-hour sessions over the course of three weeks, this class guides participants through the development of a written disaster plan. The modules cover establishment of a planning structure, information gathering (including risk assessment and resource list development), setting recovery priorities, an overview of recovery procedures, plan development, and working with disaster recovery vendors.
Participants are invited to submit their completed plans for review by LYRASIS preservation staff.
This class is funded in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Division of Preservation and Access.
Location: Live Webinar
Speaker: Alix Bentrud, Preservation Services Librarian, LYRASIS Preservation Services
Fee: $220