Free Workshop on Preserving your Collections During a Disaster!

Kendra Yates Records Management

Wednesday, October 26, at the Utah State Archives: Register HERE


1973 fire at the National Personnel Records Center where an estimated 80% of army records from 1912 to 1960 were lost.


Randy Silverman is a Preservation Librarian at the University of Utah and founding member of WESTPAS, a project that focuses on preserving cultural collections in the West.


At the two-part workshop on Wednesday, October 26, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Randy Silverman will teach you how to:


  • Create a disaster response & collection salvage plan

  • Train staff to implement your plan effectively

  • Set pre- and post-disaster action priorities

  • Understand practical decision-making skills needed during an emergency

  • Practice salvage procedures for books, documents, photos & objects