An integral component in refreshing and reconnecting the COSTEP MA network is creating useful communications policies and norms. We draft a meaningful policy, we need your input. We invite contributors from cultural heritage institutions, including specialists in security, facilities, administration, collections, preservation, and conservation; and the emergency management communities, whether they're local, state, or federal. … Continue reading Communications Policy Drafts Need Your Help
Refreshing and Reconnecting COSTEP MA In 2019, COSTEP has focused on three initiatives to move the organization forward: Website Redesign. Present in clearer and updated ways exactly what we aim to do. Currently in draft, not ready for release. Expected rollout in Summer 2019. Completed June 21, 2019! Welcome to the new website!Set Communications Policies … Continue reading COSTEP MA 2019
ALA President Loida Garcia-Febo will host a free webinar, “Library Preparedness for Hurricane Season,” on May 22. Library of Congress Preservation Specialist Alan Haley will review the basic principles of emergency management as an effective way to update your own emergency plans. He will also highlight the steps to create a template for emergencies if you … Continue reading Free Emergency Prep webinar May 22 for Libraries
Of potential interest to COSTEP MA members is the recently announced initiative from North Carolina to support collections affected by recent Hurricanes. See below for links and their blurb. Released May 1, 2019: The North Carolina Preservation Consortium (NCPC) and the North Carolina Museum Council (NCMC) have joined forces to assist collecting institutions affected by … Continue reading North Carolina’s Support Fund for Hurricane Damage to Collections
2019 All-Hazards Emergency Management Conference JUNE 18 & 19, 2019 8:00am – 4:30pm (daily) Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel & Trade Center 181 Boston Post Rd West, Marlborough, MA 01752 Two-day All-Hazards Preparedness Conference for public and private sector emergency managers and other professionals involved in all hazards planning, preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation. Learn … Continue reading Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency Conference 2019
On June 21, 2019, ALCTS is sponsoring an exciting program before the ALA Annual called "Better Networking for Disasters." Longtime COSTEP MA contributor from FEMA Lori Foley will be speaking. If you plan on attending ALA, be sure to register for this great event: Using last year’s hurricane season in Puerto Rico as a case … Continue reading Emergency Response pre-conference workshop to ALA Annual
Check out the following videos for some great, practical, and fun guidance on Emergency Preparedness in cultural institutions. Institutional participants included AIC/FAIC, Connecting to Collections Care, Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution Archives, and the Library of Congress. Thanks to all the hosts and knowledgable staff for making and sharing these helpful videos! … Continue reading AIC/FAIC tours for May Day 2019 on Facebook Live!