Don't Miss Intro to Emergency Planning Online Course

Thu, 10/26/2023 - 10:23

This November, join us for a 2-week immersive learning experience that will set your institution up for success in times of crisis. Participants will not only learn the essentials of emergency preparedness, but also have the opportunity to put their knowledge to task in an interactive exercise simulating a real collections emergency.

Dates: Monday, November 6 - Friday, November 17
Instructors: Kate Jacus, Preservation Specialist, DHPSNY; Liyah Desher, Education & Outreach Specialist, DHPSNY
Click here to register.


Emergency preparedness is one of the most important steps any cultural institution can take to safeguard its collections. In week one of this online course, we’ll provide an overview of key elements of emergency preparation in self-paced modules, focusing on the emergency management cycle, risk assessment, components of a preparedness and response plan, and determining salvage priorities. Students will put this new knowledge into practice during week two, with collaborative group work to draft an emergency preparedness plan.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Increased understanding of the emergency management cycle, salvage priorities, and risk assessment
  2. Increased confidence in writing and editing an emergency preparedness plan

With a flexible learning environment, this course combines the convenience of on-demand, virtual education with the benefits of interactive learning. The first week of the course is divided into three asynchronous modules, and the second week consists of synchronous group sessions.

Course sections include:

  • Brief, pre-recorded lectures presented by DHPSNY staff
  • Mini-quiz checkpoints to test your knowledge
  • Interactive discussion boards
  • Comprehensive resource guides

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