COVID Collections Care topic: Monitoring and responding to water leaks in closed buildings

There are a great deal of resources to help you plan for monitoring and responding to water leaks that affect your collections. But there aren't so many guides about how to do so effectively when your facility may be closed and when few staff, if any, can periodically walk through and visually monitor collections areas. … Continue reading COVID Collections Care topic: Monitoring and responding to water leaks in closed buildings

Save the date! COSTEP MA Virtual Tabletop Exercise on Tuesday, September 22, 2020 from 10am-12pm

Image credit: AIC/FAIC It's never too late to create, update, and rehearse a disaster plan. Whether it's facing a prolonged building closure, water in the reading room, or storm damage, having a disaster plan in place that is readily accessible and easy to follow will enable your institution to more effectively respond to disaster. COSTEP MA … Continue reading Save the date! COSTEP MA Virtual Tabletop Exercise on Tuesday, September 22, 2020 from 10am-12pm

MayDay webinars from C2CC: three actions you can take today to safeguard collections

Image credit: AIC/FAIC Today (May 1, 2020) is MayDay, an annual tradition started by the Society of American Archivists and Heritage Preservation that encourages actions your institution can take to safeguard your collections. Learn more about MayDay from SAA and from AIC/FAIC. And in the spirit of MayDay, below is information on two recorded webinars … Continue reading MayDay webinars from C2CC: three actions you can take today to safeguard collections

Free Online Forum with a Preservation Specialist, March 18

Best Practices - Emergency Preparedness Forum: March 18, 2020, at 2p Join Samantha Forsko, Preservation Specialist, CCAHA, for a free forum where she will address all of your emergency preparedness questions such as:- How do you get started emergency planning for your cultural heritage organization?- What are the components of a good emergency preparedness and … Continue reading Free Online Forum with a Preservation Specialist, March 18

“Stemming the Tide” Conference: Wash D.C., March 5-6

Global Strategies for Sustaining Cultural Heritage Through Climate Change (March 5-6, 2020 at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington DC) Climate change has become one of the most significant and fastest growing threats to people and their cultural heritage around the globe. Yet cultural heritage sites and collections can also serve as an invaluable source … Continue reading “Stemming the Tide” Conference: Wash D.C., March 5-6

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