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FEDLINK Safety Net Training

Getting Your Feet Wet:  Emergency Planning and Disaster Response

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July 24, 2013

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


The Library of Congress Preservation Directorate, the FEDLINK Preservation Working Group, and the Federal Library Safety Net, a voluntary federal library network for disaster response, are collaborating to present a hands-on disaster planning and response workshop.


This workshop will introduce federal library staff to the topics of risk assessment, emergency preparedness, and disaster response through discussion, case studies, and hands-on exercise. During the morning, Library of Congress Preservation Directorate Staff will present best practices for planning and damage mitigation. The program will focus on the damaging effects of water on the various types of collections materials (both print and non-print) found in most libraries and archives, as well as the recommended types of supplies most useful during a disaster. In the afternoon, attendees will participate in a guided hands-on water salvage session.


The Safety Net Charter of Federal Library Mutual Disaster Assistance is available here: safetycharter/safetynetscroll_062508.pdf. We invite all federal agencies to become members of the Safety Net and hope you will consider making the Safety Net part of your disaster planning tool kit.



Wednesday, July 24, 2013



9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.



Mumford Room

6th Floor, Madison Building

Library of Congress

101 Independence Avenue,

S.E., Washington, D.C.  20540


Metro and Directions

Blue & Orange Lines,

Capitol South



FEDLINK Preservation Working Group



For more information, please contact Anne Harrison on [log in to unmask] or (202) 707-4834.

TTY (202) 707-4995


Request ADA accommodations five business days in advance at [log in to unmask].



This event is free but registration is required. To register, click here.



Please notify FEDLINK at (202) 707-4834 if you cannot attend to allow those on the waiting list an opportunity to register.