Register Now for DHPSNY's June Workshops!

Wed, 05/10/2017 - 10:18

Registration is open for our June workshop series, Disaster Response and Recovery: A Hands-on Intensive. We look forward to presenting this in-depth, interactive workshop in five locations throughout the State, beginning June 5th at the Marion H. Skidmore Library in Lily Dale!

Always free of charge, DHPSNY’s education programs promote interactive learning, networking, and collaboration while addressing the needs of professionals and volunteers responsible for the care and handling of historical records.


Disaster Response and Recovery: A Hands-on Intensive
Amelia Parks, Archives Specialist, DHPSNY; Gillian Marcus, Preservation Specialist, DHPSNY 
Time: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Click here to register for all June workshop dates.

Thoughtful preparation for an emergency or disaster is one of the most important steps a cultural institution can take to safeguard collections. This daylong program will increase practical knowledge through hands-on salvage of a simulated disaster. Participants will use the Incident Command System while learning to salvage a variety of archival and library materials, including paper, photographs, audio-visual media, and books. Personal safety, initial site assessment, object triage and tracking, and post-disaster debriefing will be addressed during the workshop. Participants will also learn about resources and services offered by local and regional emergency management agencies. Knowledge of basic salvage techniques and/or prior attendance in a collections-oriented emergency response workshop is encouraged.

Monday, June 5
Marion H. Skidmore Library, Lily Dale Assembly
Chautauqua County
Lily Dale, NY

Wednesday, June 7
Utica College
Oneida County
Utica, NY

Wednesday, June 14
Smithtown Historical Society
Suffolk County
Smithtown, NY

Tuesday, June 20
Fort Ticonderoga
Essex County
Ticonderoga, NY

Thursday, June 22
The Farmers’ Museum and Fenimore Art Museum
Otsego County
Cooperstown, NY

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