Protecting Library and Archive Collections: Disaster Preparedness, Response & Recovery (archived webinar)

This workshop was designed to produce the following outcomes for attendees:

  • Complete a disaster plan
  • Learn how to train staff to implement your plan effectively.
  • Set pre- and post-disaster action priorities for your collections.
  • Learn how to use practical decision-making skills during an emergency.
  • Experience salvage procedures for books, documents, and non-print media.

Target Audience:

Administrators and staff responsible for emergency preparedness, response and decision-making, in all types of libraries and archives.

The workshop was produced by WESTPAS (Western States and Territories Preservation Assistance Service), a regional library and archives preservation service. WESTPAS is funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, with support from BELFOR Property Restoration, Preservation Technologies LP, Archival Products, and the California Preservation Program. Videotaping and archiving was underwritten by the California State Library’s Rural Library Initiative, which is supported by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian

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Video recorded:
May 4 and June 1, 2009
Richmond Public Library
Richmond, CA


Author: Rural Library Initiative

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