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The National Agricultural Library will host a workshop on risk assessment as part of the FLICC 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 conclude with a tour of the National Agricultural Library.
Date: Thursday, June 24, 2010
Time: 8:30 AM – 4:45 PM
Location: National Agricultural Library
Abraham Lincoln Building
10301 Baltimore Avenue
Beltsville, MD 20705-2351
Fee: $150 for members, $170 for non-members
Sponsors: FLICC Disaster Preparedness Working Group
National Agricultural Library
Library of Congress Preservation Directorate

Information: Call FLICC (202) 707-4834 TTY (202) 707-4995
ADA Accommodations five business days in advance at ADA@loc.gov.

Seats are available! Visit us online for more information and to register!