Emergency Preparedness and Response Online Course Deadline Extended to August 15

Emergency Preparedness and Response Online Course taught by Rebecca Elder, Cultural Heritage Preservationist

The Emergency Preparedness and Response Online Course will meet every Thursday in October 2020 from 10:00am-11:30am, Central Time.

The Online Course is FREE to attend, but interested individuals must complete an application for registration. Registration is only open to staff, volunteers and board members of museums, historical societies, historic sites, zoos and botanical gardens, historic houses, living history museums, tribal cultural centers, other museum-related institutions, libraries and archives in the state of Oklahoma.

Deadline to apply is August 15.  The Online Course is limited to 30 participants.

Application for Registration

During the information packed online course, you will learn the process and skills to improve the emergency preparedness and response of your organization. 

Week 1 Emergency Planning Basics and the Emergency Team

Week 2 Risk Assessment and Choosing a Plan Template

Week 3 Contact Lists and Salvage Priorities

Week 4 Procedures, Supplies and Implementation

Week 5 How Did It Go/Basics of Response

As an added bonus and incentive for participants to complete their institution’s emergency plan during the course, the instructor, Rebecca Elder, has been retained to review and comment on the final plans produced by the course participants.

About the Instructor
Rebecca Elder, an experienced cultural heritage preservation consultant who helps clients find practical and achievable solutions to care for their history collections, will be the instructor for the workshops. She collaborates with libraries, museums, archives, municipalities and families to tailor preservation plans to their resources and timelines. In 2014, Rebecca founded Rebecca Elder Cultural Heritage Preservation to provide preservation advice to clients holding history collections. Rebecca has also worked at Amigos Library Services, the Harvard University Libraries and the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History.

Rebecca is a Professional Associate member of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works. She also engages in professional service with the American Institute for Conservation, the Society of American Archivists, the Society of Southwest Archivists, and the Association of Tribal Archives, Libraries and Museums.

The 2020 Emergency Preparedness and Response Online Course is in partnership with the Oklahoma Museums Association, Oklahoma Department of Libraries, Oklahoma Archivists Association, Oklahoma History Center and Oklahoma Historical Records Advisory Board with funding provided by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission. The project is in cooperation with the Foundation for Advancement in Conservation (FAIC) with support in part from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).  The 2020 Emergency Preparedness and Response Online Course also is supported in part by the Oklahoma Historical Society, Union Pacific Foundation, Chisholm Trail Museum, University of Central Oklahoma Max Chambers Library and Rebecca Elder Cultural Heritage Preservation

2020 Oklahoma Museums Association Professional Development sponsors include The Anne & Henry Zarrow Foundation, Oklahoma Today, National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, Smith Carney & Company PC, Quail Creek Bank, The Springer Company, Grady County Historical Society, Daystar Foundation and Library, Inc., Dane & Lynn Pollei, Collections Research for Museums, West Oklahoma City Rotary Club, Western Center for the Conservation of Fine Art, Osage Nation Museum, and Oologah Historical Society.