Date & Time: Thursday, September 5, 2019 | 1PM - 2PM EST
Duration: 45-60 minutes
Price: FREE for Members | $19.00 for Non-Members
Themes: Disaster Recovery | Preservation
Credits: 1 LGARA Certificate Hour (NAGARA) | 1 ARC in Section B.3.e (ACA)
(NOTE: ICRM no longer provides pre-approval for events less than one hour in length; however, you may still petition ICRM to receive credit for attending this webinar, which is usually approved in most instances)
LGARA Core Competency Areas: Disaster Preparedness & Business Continuity
Abstract/Overview: Cultural resources are found in government offices, archives, museums, libraries, historical societies, and other collecting institutions. When disaster strikes a community, recovery of these very institutions is crucial for continuity of government and for maintaining the community’s identity, resilience, and economic vitality. When a disaster rises to the level requiring federal engagement, the Heritage Emergency National Task Force (HENTF), a public-private partnership co-led by FEMA and the Smithsonian Institution, can bring much-needed assistance to the impacted cultural community. NAGARA, along with CoSA, SAA, and NARA, are among the 58 national service organizations and federal agencies that comprise HENTF. In this webinar, records managers and archivists at all levels of government and at public institutions of higher education will gain an understanding of the role they can play in helping HENTF – and by extension, cultural institutions and the public – protect our nation’s valuable and vulnerable cultural heritage.
Upon completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:
- Identify opportunities to effectively partner with cultural institutions to help the cultural heritage community prevent, prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters.
- Describe the role of the Heritage Emergency National Task Force (HENTF) in helping cultural institutions prepare for emergencies and obtain the needed resources when disaster strikes.
- Understand the role they can play in supporting HENTF’s objectives to protect our nation’s cultural heritage from the damaging effects of natural disasters and other emergencies.
Heritage Emergency National Task Force
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