Disaster Planning and Recovery for Marine Librarians (2011)
Purpose of this course is to introduce students to various tools and techniques for dealing with damage caused to library resources by accidents due to natural disasters or human error.
- Nancy Kraft
- Linda Pikula
- Caitlin Moore
Dates: 23th May - 27th May 2011
- Topic 1
Introduction to the topic with slideshow on Florence and other disasters.
- Topic 2
AIR DRYING WET BOOK EXERCISE
Demonstration on how to dry a wet book (this exercise will be continued over several days). Hands-on exercise by students.
- Topic 3
BUILDING/AREA RISK ASSESSMENT
Tour of Flanders Marine Institute Library, Oostende, Belgium, with a special emphasis on risk assessment of building.
- Topic 4
Introduction to disaster planning
- Topic 5
BEGIN DEVELOPING A DISASTER PLAN USING DPLAN LITE
Discuss role of people during disaster response and begin filing out DPlan Lite. Students will use classroom computers to develop a disaster response plan for their library.
- Topic 6
Lecture on things to do to protect your collection such as boxing, backup tapes off site, correct shelving techniques.
- Topic 7
MATERIAL TYPES AND RESPONSE NEEDED
Discuss what to do if a small incident, when to air dry, how to handle different types of material.
- Topic 8
DISASTER RESPONSE FOR BUILDING INVOLVEMENT
Slide show presentation on a single building incident.
- Topic 9
'MY AUNT'S DINNER' EXERCISE
Class will review how to respond to a disaster and then break into groups for a mini-disaster exercise, practicing the roles people play when responding to a disaster.
- Topic 10
VISIT TO SYNTRA-WEST
We will visit the school SYNTRA-WEST (www.syntrawest.be) in Brugges. They teach about +200 courses for adults, from blacksmithing to webdesign, including creative and artisanal bookbinding, restauration specialist for books and archives, paper restauration specialist and specialization in conservation of books and archives.
Host at SYNTRA-WEST School: Mrs Eeckhout.
- Topic 11
DEALING WITH MOLD
Discussion on how to handle a mold incident.
- Topic 12
NOAA DISASTER PREPAREDNESS, SERVICES, INFORMATION and TOOLS
- Topic 13
THE LIBRARIAN'S ROLE IN DISASTER INFORMATION
- Topic 14
DISASTER RESPONSE MOCK DRILL
View 'disaster' and discuss how to respond.
- Topic 15
DISASTER ON A LARGER SCALE
Slide show of the Iowa Flood of 2008 and discussion on staying open after a disaster.
- Topic 16
- Topic 17
CYCLONE YASI EXPERIENCE GREAT BARRIER REEF NATIONAL PARK AUSTRALIA
Disaster Planning: Are We Prepared? Suzie Davies, Library Director GBRNPA
- Topic 18
TSUNAMI El Peligro Olvidado! The Forgotten Danger by Bill Proenza, Regional Director, NWS
Assessing Risk to Life From Tsunami's in the Caribbean, Japan Tsunami, March 11, 2011; Indian Ocean Tsunami, December 26, 2004; Haitian Earthquake, January 12, 2010
- Topic 19
EMWIN Emergency Managers Weather Information Network
Instant 24 x 7 National Weather Service Data and Warnings at Lowest Cost