Format: Webinar, original date June 9, 2010
Hosted by: ALCTS
Length: 1 hour

Once a disaster strikes, the knee-jerk reaction is to rush in and save everything. Rushing in without advance planning puts collections at risk of more damage and staff at risk of injury. This session discusses managing a disaster situation and salvaging collections. Topics covered include:

  • assessment and planning
  • working with a vendor and volunteers
  • handling public relations
  • managing collection salvage

A single-building incident will be used as a case study to illustrate the implementation of a disaster response effort. Lessons learned in this presentation can be applied to disasters large or small no matter the size of the institution.

Presented by: Nancy Kraft