About the Summit
The GPLS Facilities & Disaster Preparedness Summit is a 3-day conference designed to equip public librarians and other cultural heritage workers with the tools they need to create customized natural disaster plans tailored to their institutions. The Summit will address preparedness and recovery plans for both building facilities and materials collections, as well as other relevant topics like crisis communications, mutual aid agreements, and working with GEMA and FEMA.
At the end of the Summit, attendees will be able to:
Recognize the possible major natural threats to their institution
Identify resources for creating a disaster preparedness and response plan
Create disaster response procedures and plan for continuity of operations
Work with local, state, and federal agencies and vendors for recovery efforts