Emergency Planning and Preparedness (Morgantown, WV)


Event details

West Virginia University

Downtown Library
1549 University Avenue
Morgantown, WV 26506

Thoughtful preparation for an emergency or disaster is crucial to safeguarding collections. The creation of an Emergency Preparedness and Response Plan is vital to the survival of an institution’s artifacts. 

In this workshop, participants will learn about tools for developing an Emergency Response and Preparedness Plan and the basics of collections salvage. There will be an opportunity to practice hands-on salvage procedures by rescuing a variety of materials from water. 

Participants will learn how to train their staff and fellow employees to ensure that in the event of an emergency, the Emergency Response and Preparedness Plan is efficiently and effectively followed.