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Keep Calm and Develop that Plan: Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Planning for Libraries

The BCLA Continuing Education Committee presents…

Earthquakes, floods, fires, power failures, toxic spills, high winds, winter storms, data loss and security breaches … What’s in your future?

Developed for libraries of all kinds, this workshop provides you with the tools you need to protect your staff, collections, and other valuable assets from risks that could turn into disasters. Learn the essentials of disaster planning, from emergency preparedness and response to business resumption and full operational recovery. If you already have a plan, learn how to make it more effective. If you don’t have a plan, learn how to devise one.

You and your library should get ready for whatever might happen. Don’t be surprised. Be prepared.

When:  Tuesday, October 01, 2013 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Check out the webpage for more information & to register:

Convener: Guy Robertson is an Instructor in the Library Technology Program at Langara College, an Instructor in the School of Public Safety & Security at the Justice Institute of BC, and an Adjunct Professor at the School of Library, Archival, and Information Studies at the University of British Columbia. In 2009 CLA published his Unofficial Wisdom: Selected Contributions to Feliciter 1995 – 2009. In 2013, Woodhead Publishing (UK) will publish his Disaster Planning for Libraries: Process and Guidelines. He has developed disaster and business resumption plans for organizations across North America.

Tea and coffee provided.  Please register by noon on Friday, Sept. 27.

Registration price:
BCLA or HLABC member: $50
Non-member: $65