Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Conference - Assessing the Risks to Library Collections and Operations

Can we relax yet? Assessing the Risks to Library Collections and Operations

On June 24, The National Agricultural Library will host a workshop on risk assessment as part of the Library of Congress Federal Library and Information Center Committee's Safety Net series. Co-sponsored by NAL, FLICC, the Library of Congress Preservation Directorate, and LYRASIS, the workshop will present a practical approach to risk assessment.

Tom Clareson, Senior Consultant for New Initiatives at LYRASIS and expert on emergency preparedness for cultural institutions, will present an overview of risk assessment for collections. Jeanne Drewes, Chief of Binding and Collections Care at the Library of Congress and an authority on the valuation of collections, will discuss insurance and self-insurance for federal libraries. Barclay Ogden, Director for Library Preservation at the University of California-Berkeley and 2009 recipient of the ALA-Banks/Harris Preservation Award, will introduce a new automated model which assists in evaluating risks to collections and setting priorities for implementation of controls to reduce risk. The workshop will also include an exercise on conducting a needs assessment survey and will conclude with a tour of the National Agricultural Library.

Date and Time:
Thursday, June 24, 2010
8:30 AM - 4:45 PM

National Agricultural Library
Abraham Lincoln Building
10301 Baltimore Avenue
Beltsville, MD 20705-2351

Although not part of the ALA annual conference program, we hope the date and location is convenient for those of you traveling to Washington D.C. for the conference.

Federal staff may register through FEDLINK or LYRASIS. Non-federal staff must register through LYRASIS. The basic fee is $150 for members of LYRASIS and FEDLINK (discount is applied for FEDLINK training account holders)
FEDLINK online registration: http://www.loc.gov/flicc/feveform.html
LYRASIS online registration: http://www.lyrasis.org/?sc_itemid={6A91D5A4-CD31-4CA2-B359-0A3536D48072}

Webcast Opportunity:
Portions of the workshop will be webcast. If you are interested in learning about this option, please contact Anne Harrison on anha@loc.gov.

The National Agricultural Library is headquartered in the Abraham Lincoln Building, 10301 Baltimore Avenue in Beltsville , MD 20705-2351, near the intersection of Route 1 and I-95/I-495 (Beltway Exit 25-North). Visit the NAL web site for directions:

For additional information, contact Anne Harrison on anha@loc.gov; 202-707-4834.
TTY: 202-707-4995
Request ADA Accommodations five business days in advance at ADA@loc.gov.

Please notify FLICC at 202-707-4813 if you cannot attend to allow those on the waiting list an opportunity to register.