The University at Albany, University Libraries, the Capital District Library Council, the NY Capital Region Alliance for Response, and the New York State Education Department have announced a half-day seminar “After the Big One: Navigating Disaster Recovery for Cultural Institutions,” set for May 21st, 2019 from 8:30 am to 1 pm, at the University at Albany’s Science Library in the 3rd Floor Standish Room.
Keynote speaker, Janet Gertz, Columbia University, will describe their recent experience with severe library flooding; representatives from the NYS Office of Cultural Education and Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation to address how DHS and FEMA operate, and the role of the NY State Library and Archives; guests from Delaware County recounting first-hand recovery from three major flooding events; and finally an expert from the Occupational and Environmental Health Center of New York to speak to the importance of safety during response.
To register or for further information, visit the CDLC website. The cost will be $10/person. University at Albany students can attend for free.