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Saturday, August 8 • TBA
S52 - Waking Up: Disaster Planning and Response in Archives

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As the climate and environment change, organizations need to be prepared for increased disaster risks. Disasters often have residual effects that cannot be planned for, so response and planning must be flexible. This session will discuss the importance of planning for, responding to, and long-term recovery for disaster scenarios. Three mid-career professionals from Alaska, Kansas, and Georgia will discuss the specific disasters their organizations have faced and explore what planning worked or not.

Leimkuehler: Communication Breakdown: Before, During, and After Disaster
Higgins: Shake It Off: Lessons in Recovery and Planning from the 2018 Alaska Earthquake
Kimbell: Preparation H: Lessons in Hurricane preparation at a coastal Georgia archive

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Ryan Leimkuehler

University Records Manager, Kansas State University
Ryan Leimkuehler has an MLIS with an emphasis in archival practice and an MA in History. He has expertise in management government and university records, as well as administering training in records management.

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Rose Marie Kimbell

Archivist and Records Manager, Jekyll Island Museum Archives
Rose Marie is the Archivist & Records Manager for the Jekyll Island Museum, where she works as a Lone-Arranger. She earned her CA from the Academy of Certified Archivist and her CRA from the Institute of Certified Records Managers.
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Gwendolyn Higgins

Archivist, University of Alaska Anchorage
Gwen Higgins is an archivist at the UAA/APU Consortium Library Archives and Special Collections. She has an M.A. in Library and Information Studies with a concentration in Archives Management from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Saturday August 8, 2020 TBA