Using last year’s hurricane season in Puerto Rico as a case study, this session will bring together individuals and organizations involved in disaster response and recovery of cultural heritage. It aims to explore ways to improve coordination and increase engagement of ALA members, in disaster response and recovery. This mix of formal presentations, moderated panels and a breakout session for the audience is designed to inspire collaborations that extend beyond the current modes of working.
At the end of this preconference session, participants will understand more about. . . .
1. Increasing librarian engagement in disaster response: How can we recruit, train, and support a wider range of responders and response efforts?
2. Increasing local capacity: How can we help build and support local recovery? How can we share information about needs, relief efforts that are underway, resources that are available, and opportunities for collaboration?
3. Conducting better disaster coordination: Pooling information and resources to optimize response time, coverage, and effectiveness.
Co-sponsored by the ALA International Relations Office, the Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Work (FAIC)/ National Heritage Responders (NHR), and the Preservation Administration and Reformatting Section (PARS).
ALA Unit/Subunit: ALCTS, ALCTS_PARS
Meeting Type: Preconference/Institute, Ticketed Event
Cost: Ticketed Event. Not included with registration. Visit the Ticketed Events Information Page for further details.
Associate Professor, Political Science, Department of Social Sciences; Co-Founder, Steering Committee Member, National Institute of Energy and Island Sustainability
University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez