Celebrate “Building Resilient Communities” during Preservation Week 2023, April 30 – May 6, with the free webinars “There When You Need Us: Crisis Collecting Support” and “Networking Strategies Improve Disaster Readiness”. During these webinars, attendees explore ways in which different organizations respond to disasters, and the impact of disasters on communities.
On Tuesday, May 2 at 1 pm CT, Core hosted “There When You Need Us: Crisis Collecting Support“. This program addresses the need for cultural heritage institutions to respond quickly during crises while contending with conditions impacting their lives and work. The Society of American Archivist’s Crisis, Disaster, and Tragedy Response Working Group provides support and connection for empathetic, ethical, and sustainable collecting practices. This webinar introduces attendees to resources available through the working group as well as what they can do to prepare for collecting during and after both natural disasters or human-made tragedies.
The second free Preservation Week webinar “Networking Strategies Improve Disaster Readiness” was presented on Thursday, May 4 at 1 pm CT. It focuses on how alliances between public and institutional entities provide improved strength and resilience to disasters by recognizing common core values, creating alliances and sharing resources. Examples of successful relationships and the challenges they managed can provide collection leadership with models for improved readiness.
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