Date/Time: Monday, July 17, 2017: 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM
Coordinator: Sarah Mauldin, Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP
Speaker: Rebecca Elder, Elder Cultural Heritage Preservation
Tracks: General or Core Programs; Library Management
How would your library weather a fire, flood, riot, or other catastrophe? Do you have a disaster plan notebook gathering dust on a shelf? While no one wants to think about disasters, all organizations need to prepare for the worst with a specific plan for disaster response and recovery. A preservation services librarian, a conservator, and a librarian with experience facing disaster will discuss the basics of creating a disaster plan and how a plan works in practice. Every organization faces the possibility of a disaster, and thoughtful and focused planning makes it easier to recover when the unthinkable happens.