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
At the end of September, PaCRN held its first symposium at the new PEMA Emergency Operations Center in Harrisburg. Members of various cultural institutions from across Pennsylvania and neighboring states met with those of the emergency response community to discuss resources and opportunities for collaboration. The full agenda may be found here. As many of our regional … More Pennsylvania Cultural Resilience Network Symposium 2016
We would like to thank all of you who attended our Salvage Workshop on Friday, July 29 2016 at Juniata College. Sue Kellerman and Bill Minter of Penn State Libraries led attendees through the elements of disaster planning and response in the morning, giving everyone a chance to share their own stories of emergencies they had encountered at their institutions and what they learned from the experience… … More Recap of our Salvage Workshop, July 29, 2016