Thank you again to those who were able to attend our meeting last month at the Penn State University Libraries Conservation Centre. We discussed the status of the Huntingdon County Emergency Management Agency’s work to gather emergency contacts for the counties various cultural heritage organizations, as well as how to continue to this work throughout … More Recap and Notes from the July 2019 Meeting
Following up on our May roundtable discussion, the Central PA Alliance for Response is meeting again, this time at the Penn State University Libraries Conservation Centre (2185 Sandy Drive, State College) on July 24 at 6 pm. You’re welcome to come, whether or not you were able to attend the May discussion. The event is free, … More Upcoming Meeting, July 24, 2019
On Thursday, May 9, 2019, we held our Emergency Response Roundtable Discussion in the Pennsylvania Room of the Huntingdon County Library. It was a great opportunity to bring together our regional emergency response coordinators with staff representing a wide variety of cultural institutions to get to know one another and talk about our needs and … More Recap of the Emergency Response Roundtable Discussion, May 9, 2019
The Steering Committee for the Central Pennsylvania Alliance for Response is seeking nominations! If you (or someone you know) would like to take a more active role in our chapter, planning events and sharing your expertise, we would love to have you join us! As noted, you are welcome to nominate yourself. You may enter nominations via this … More Call for Steering Committee Nominations!
We were delighted to see many new faces at our recent Emergency Response and Recovery Workshop, held on Friday, August 18, 2017 at the Centre County Historical Museum. The event was highly educational for first-time attendees and an excellent refresher for those who took part in last summer’s salvage workshop. An agenda and handout on … More Recap of our Emergency Response and Recovery Workshop, August 18, 2017
Many thanks to all who were able to attend our workshop, Risk Assessment for Cultural Heritage Institutions on Friday, May 19, 2017 at Juniata College. It was wonderful to see both new attendees and familiar faces in the group. We began the day with a presentation by Bill Minter, Senior Book Conservator, and Kirk Lake, Facilities … More Recap of Our Risk Assessment Workshop
In late October, the Central PA AFR steering committee sent out a survey to members in order to learn more about the emergency planning needs and interests of our local colleagues. We had responses from 19 members, well over half of whom come from regional libraries. The level of preparedness of the respondents was all … More Central PA Alliance for Response Survey Results