Description: Using lessons learned by institutions that have faced a region-wide disaster, this class examines the specifics of hurricane readiness.
Many lessons have been learned from recent hurricanes. Based on the first-hand experiences of their colleagues, this class provides an opportunity for institutions in hurricane-prone areas to examine their level of planning and preparedness, specifically hurricane readiness and response.
Having a realistic, functional plan is critical to successful response and recovery. There are steps that institutions can take now (regardless of the size of the staff or the annual budget) that can help guarantee the best possible outcome. Taught in three two-hour sessions, this class will use the successes and failures of institutions that have faced a region-wide disaster as the starting point to examine the specifics of hurricane readiness. Topics will include building preparation, collection considerations, staff readiness, and what to expect if a hurricane strikes your institution.
Intended audience: This class is designed for staff members of libraries, archives and other cultural institutions located in hurricane areas and responsible for, or interested in, preparing for hurricanes to help minimize damage to their building and collections.
Class meets: Wednesday, September 10, 17 and 24 from 2:00 - 4:00 pm.
You must attend all three sessions.