Creating a Disaster Plan
Want to create a disaster plan but don't know where to begin? This self-paced course will guide you step-by-step and help you create a disaster plan customized to your needs and better prepare your organization for everything from minor crises to community-wide disasters. This course is geared toward librarians, archives, and museum professionals looking to put together a disaster plan for their institution.
- Describe the basic elements of a disaster plan.
- Assess risks based upon collection content, geography and building issues.
- Recall prevention, response, and recovery procedures.
- Determine appropriate disaster supplies, vendors, and related sources.
- Create a customized disaster plan.
This course is designed for individual enrollment; each individual must enroll.
Carmen Cowick provides training, support and consulting services for libraries in the areas of preservation and collections care. She previously worked as a preservation specialist at Amigos Library Services and in the library and archives of The American Irish Historical Society, The Seamen's Church Institute, and the Special Collections department at CUNY Queens College. She received a bachelor's degree in art history and a master's degree in library science with a certificate in archives and preservation of cultural materials from CUNY Queens College in New York City.
Ms. Cowick has written numerous scholarly articles on preservation-related topics and is the author of the books Digital Curation Projects Made Easy and Crash Course in Disaster Preparedness.
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