Preparing for Institutional Emergencies Workshop


Posted by OMA on 07/19/2017
Preparing for Institutional Emergencies Workshop
Offered August 15 in Ponca City
Offered August 18 in Ardmore,

Scholarships are available, Register here today
All registrations will be considered for a scholarship. If a scholarship is not awarded, an invoice will be sent for $75 for each workshop registered. Register online for any of the workshops here. Only one registration per online form. To register for additional workshops, please start a new form. Deadline to register is August 7.

This workshop is designed for those professionals who have responsibility for creating an emergency or disaster plan for their institution.  This is an introductory course and by the end of the course learn how to 
-Identify risks associated with their institution.
-List basic emergency supplies that they should have at their institution
-Develop a list of community resources
-Describe what actions they should take before, during and after an emergency.


Program Supporters
Program and scholarships are supported in part by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission and Oklahoma Historical Records Advisory Board and in partnership with the Oklahoma Department of Libraries and Oklahoma Museums Association.

Instructor Bio
Gina Minks is the Principal of her own consulting firm, Gina Minks Consulting, LLC.  Founded in 2014, Gina Minks Consulting provides training, consulting, and project management for all types of collection holding organizations including libraries, museums, archives and records centers. She has presented on a variety of issues including digitization, metadata, grant writing, preservation, and non-profit management topics.  Gina is also an adjunct faculty member at the University of North Texas where she teaches project management and digital curation and preservation classes.

Prior to starting her own company, Minks served as the Imaging and Preservation Service Manager for Amigos Library Services in Dallas, TX where she directed preservation and digital imaging training, consulting, and disaster assistance programs offered to libraries, museums, and cultural heritage institutions.  Before Amigos, she worked at the University of Tulsa and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln on digitization, EAD, and other metadata projects.

Gina also served as one of six national mentors for the Intergovernmental Preparedness for Essential Records (IPER) project, managed by the Council of State Archivists (CoSA) and funded by FEMA, which dealt with emergency planning for digital and physical essential records.  Active in professional organizations, Gina is a board member of the Society of American Archivists Foundation and is a member of the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services Preservation and Reformatting Section Executive Committee. Gina lives in Austin, Texas with her husband and four cats.