Sunday, August 8, 2010

Webinar - Continuity of Operations (COOP) After a Disaster

ALCTS webinar: Continuity of Operations (COOP) After a Disaster (third in
a series of three webinars on disaster preparedness)

Ever thought about what would happen if a disaster struck your
institution? Would patrons continue to have access to your online catalog
and other e-resources? Will staff continue to be employed? The ultimate
goal of any disaster-affected organization is to remain operational. This
session will discuss the steps one should take before a disaster to insure
continuity of operations and give examples of how institutions continued
their services in the aftermath of the Iowa floods of 2008. Lessons
learned in this session can be applied to any size institution.

Anyone with an interest in the topic is welcome to participate.

Nancy Kraft is the Head of Preservation at the University of Iowa
Libraries where she is responsible for directing the preservation and
conservation of the library collections at the University of Iowa. In
2009, she received the Midwest Archives Conference Presidents' Award for
her extraordinary work following the historic levels of flooding that
struck Iowa in the summer of 2008. Kraft has assisted in many disaster
recoveries, large and small, including the Iowa Floods of 1993 and 2008,
the University of Iowa Old Capitol fire, the water soaked State Historical
Society of Iowa building, and a mold outbreak in the Law Library's rare
book room. Kraft, a past President of the Iowa Library Association, is
also active in the American Library Association where she served as Chair
of the Preservation and Reformatting Section of the Library Collections &
Technical Services Division, 2005-2006.

Date: August 18, 2010

All webinars are one hour in length and begin at 2pm Eastern, 1pm Central,
noon Mountain, and 11am Pacific Time.


To Register, complete the online registration form at

Group Rates - ALCTS Members & Non-Members: $99
Individuals - ALCTS Members: $39; Non-Members: $49
Foreign and international participants may register at the ALCTS member rate.

The one-time fee includes unlimited access to the webinar recording.

For questions about registration, contact Tom Ferren, ALA Senior
Registration Coordinator at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 4293 or