Date(s) - Jul 6 2020 - Jul 13 2020
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Through lectures and written exercises, this two-part webinar series will equip participants with a wealth of information and resources that will enable them to create and complete a useable, effective, and updateable disaster plan.
Part one of the webinar will examine those steps to take when beginning to formulate a disaster plan. We will explore ways to identify and assess risks to your collections, ways to prevent some emergencies from occurring altogether, and how best to prepare for writing your disaster plan. At the end of this first part, participants will be supplied with a simple one-page template to fill out which will give them a basic working disaster plan and lay the foundation for future planning.
Part two of the webinar will be held one week later and will be an opportunity to ask questions encountered while filling in the template and for a final lecture of what the next steps in the planning process are.
Presenter: Donia Conn
Donia Conn is a book and paper conservator as well as an independent consultant for small and mid-sized cultural heritage institutions. She has worked in the fields of conservation and preservation for over 20 years. She teaches and consults on the full spectrum of collections care topics and is a Professional Associate of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC). She earned her BA in Mathematics from St. Olaf College and her MLIS with an Advanced Certificate in Conservation from the University of Texas-Austin. Previously, Donia has worked for the Northeast Document Conservation Center, Northwestern University, and Syracuse University.