Getting your Feet Wet: Recovering Water-Damaged Collections
A FLICC Safety Net Workshop
The Library of Congress Preservation Directorate, the FLICC Disaster Preparedness Working Group, and the FLICC Safety Net, a voluntary federal library network for disaster response, are collaborating to present a hands-on disaster recovery workshop.
The workshop will serve to introduce federal library staff to the topics of risk assessment and emergency preparedness through discussion and case studies. The damaging effects of water on the various types of collections materials - both print and non-print - found in most libraries and archives will be illustrated. Presentation of accepted best practices for damage mitigation and the recommended types of supplies most useful during a water event will be followed by a hands-on recovery session for all who attend.
Date: June 24, 2009
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location: Mumford Room, 6th Floor of the James Madison Building, Library of Congress, 101 Independence Avenue, S.E., Washington, D.C., 20540
Audience: All federal library staff who have not practiced hands-on recovery, or would like a refresher
Cost: No charge
Registration: Send an email message to [log in to unmask] by June 19, 2009
The Safety Net Charter of Federal Library Mutual Disaster Assistance is available here: http://www.loc.gov/flicc/publications/safetycharter/safetynetscroll_062508.pdf. Participants are invited to become members of the Safety Net. We hope you will consider making the Safety Net part of your disaster planning tool kit.
For more information, please contact Anne Harrison at FLICC on [log in to unmask] or 202-707-4834.