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Still Space Available: Free WESTPAS Training Coming to Olympia, WA

Space is still available in this free WESTPAS workshop, but registration is required (see below).

Mark your calendar now and register for a free 2-part disaster preparedness and response workshop, “Protecting Cultural Collections”, sponsored by the Western States and Territories Preservation Assistance Service (WESTPAS). This workshop is part of a coordinated regional approach to raising awareness about disaster planning for collecting institutions throughout the Western United States.

This 2-part training is free to participants who will:

  • Complete a disaster response and collection salvage plan for their collections by the end of Part 2;
  • Learn how to train staff to implement the plan effectively;
  • Set pre- and post-disaster action priorities for collections;
  • Understand how to use practical decision-making skills during an emergency;
  • Have hand-on practice in salvage procedures for a variety of materials including books, documents, photographs, and objects.

Workshop information:

  • Part 1: Wednesday, May 15, 2013, 9:00am – 4:00pm
  • Part 2: Wednesday, June 19, 2013, 9:00am – 4:00pm
  • Location: Library Underground Lib 0406 Classroom, Evergreen State College, Olympia
  • Workshop instructor: Gary Menges, retired Preservation Administrator at the University of Washington Libraries, Seattle, and member of AIC-CERT (American Institute for Conservation – Collections Emergency Response Team).

Pre-registration is required. Register online by going to: www.sos.wa.gov/quicklinks/Protect15May, If you need further registration assistance, please contact Alexandra Gingerich at Gingerich@plsinfo.org. Additional information about the workshop will be sent in a separate e-mail message after you have registered.  For questions related to the workshop, please contact Gary Menges at gmenges@westpas.org.

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