The Philippine Librarians Association, Inc. (PLAI) and its National Capital Region Librarians Council (NCRLC), in cooperation with the National Book Store and Anvil Publishing, Inc., cordially invite librarians, archivists, other information professionals and students of library and information science and archives to a forum entitled: Managing Disasters for Libraries, to be held, August 30, 2007, Thursday, 10:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M. at Function C, World Trade Center, Gil J. Puyat Ave., corner Diosdado Macapagal Blvd., Pasay City, Metro Manila.
Professor Heather Mansell, Preservation Consultant and Secretary, State Library of New South Wales, Australia, has been invited to talk on safety issues, prioritizing and recovery strategies to normalize operations after a disaster.
The objectives of the forum are: 1) to prepare libraries for emergencies and disasters; 2) to teach librarians and archivists on how to assess extent of damage and assemble resources; 3) to assist librarians and archivists in developing recovery plans; and 4) to help librarians and archivists implement treatment and recovery techniques according to standards.
Registration fee is Php 100.00. Students will be given 50 % discount.