Free Webinar for regional Alliance for Response networks: Mapping our Cultural Resources

Take note of the following note from the Foundation for Advancement in Conservation's Emergency Programs Coordinator Jessica Unger: "I'm excited to share that, with support from NEH, we'll be offering a free webinar for the AFR community about mapping cultural resources.  The program will take place on Wednesday, February 19th from 2:00-3:00 pm EST and … Continue reading Free Webinar for regional Alliance for Response networks: Mapping our Cultural Resources

New Orleans in July: Call for Proposals for Emergency Planning in Libraries and Archives symposium

Hosted by the New Orleans College of Law Library & the Cardozo Law Library scheduled for July 10. Proposals are welcome on any part of the emergency and disaster planning process, from policy creation to implementation. Deadline for submission is January 31. The program committee invites submissions for 45 or 60 minute sessions on any … Continue reading New Orleans in July: Call for Proposals for Emergency Planning in Libraries and Archives symposium

Beginning This Week! Alliance for Response Winter Webinar Series

The Foundation for the Advancement in Conservation (FAIC) is hosting a free, four-part Alliance for Response Winter Webinar Series, open to all. *Note All Webinars scheduled from 2p-3p; participants will need to create an account with AIC/FAIC in order to register.* December 18th: "Beyond the Plan: Maintaining a Culture of Preparedness" with Valerie Marlowe. This … Continue reading Beginning This Week! Alliance for Response Winter Webinar Series

New COSTEP MA content: “Addressing Climate Change”

Last month, we compiled and published content that may help inform and support your efforts to mitigate risks to your collections from climate change impacts. The Addressing Climate Change page is modest but growing, and we welcome your help! Understanding "Resilience" for cultural organizations is an important topic we're committed to support. Understanding what it … Continue reading New COSTEP MA content: “Addressing Climate Change”

Disaster Diaries: A Collections Emergency and Recovery recap from the Massachusetts Archives

This is the first post in the COSTEP MA blog series Disaster Diaries. Disaster Diaries will share stories from institutions across Massachusetts that have recently experienced a collections emergency or disaster. To contribute a post, email costepma@gmail.com. “Thunderstorms wreak havoc across Massachusetts, microburst halts Logan flights” Boston Herald, July 31, 2019 “Thousands without power as … Continue reading Disaster Diaries: A Collections Emergency and Recovery recap from the Massachusetts Archives

Free webinar: Non-Traditional Facilities and Emergencies

FEMA is hosting a webinar on August 27th at 12pm EDT that will cover how non-traditional facilities serve communities during disasters: Join FEMA Region II this month to learn about the role non-traditional facilities like libraries and senior centers play in emergencies. These public facilities in our communities can be powerful resources during disasters and … Continue reading Free webinar: Non-Traditional Facilities and Emergencies

1955 flooding at Old Sturbridge Village and Hurricane plans

Several staff members were also stranded in the flooded Village for a few days. After the hurricane, the bridge was moved about 100 yards to its present location in the Village. This image was taken on August 23, 1955. #ThrowbackThursday #TBT pic.twitter.com/OTRLILInXb— OldSturbridgeVillage (@oldsturbridge) August 22, 2019 err typos! hit *by* hurricanes.— Andrew Robb (@anosro) … Continue reading 1955 flooding at Old Sturbridge Village and Hurricane plans

COSTEP MA Resilience Symposium 2019: Program Information and Registration

COSTEP MA invites your registration to a special symposium this September 10th on disaster resilience and emergency preparedness for cultural heritage organizations. The event will be hosted by the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) at their Headquarters in Framingham (400 Worcester Road (Route 9 East), Framingham, MA 01702). The half-day symposium program includes two exciting … Continue reading COSTEP MA Resilience Symposium 2019: Program Information and Registration