Accidents Happen: Protecting & Saving Family Treasures

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Accidents and disasters happen. When it does are you prepared? Are your family treasures stored safely in your home or elsewhere? How do you save your photos when they've been submerged in flood water? What do you do if your books smell mildewy? What if your basement floods or worse? Attend this session to learn answers to these questions and more. Kraft will provide tips and tools for checking out possible hazards around the house, dealing with mold and salvaging keepsakes, documenting damage for insurance purposes, and keeping your family safe.

Learning Outcomes

  • Steps to take in preparing for and responding to a disaster
  • Basic understanding of dealing with mold
  • Simple techniques for salvaging keepsakes
  • Awareness of available disaster assistance

Who Should Attend

Anyone interested in learning about disaster preparation and response. Strategies discussed during the presentation can be applied to home, library, or business.

Course Level & Prerequisites

None

Instructor

Nancy E. Kraft, Head of Preservation at the University of Iowa Libraries, is responsible for directing the preservation and conservation of the library collections at the University of Iowa. In 2009 she received the Midwest Archives Conference Presidents' Award for her extraordinary work following the historic levels of flooding that struck Iowa in the summer of 2008. Kraft has assisted in many disaster recoveries, large and small, including the Iowa Floods of 1993 and 2008, the University of Iowa Old Capitol fire, the water soaked State Historical Society of Iowa building, and a mold outbreak in the Law Library's rare book room. Her passion is assisting the individual to preserve his/her keepsakes.

Date & Time

Originally presented April 26, 2011. Available 24/7.

Credits

None.

Fee

Free. This webinar is available at no charge to celebrate Preservation Week.

Technical Requirements

Computer with Internet access (high-speed connection is best) and media player software. Headphones recommended.

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Registration

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Questions?

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Sponsor

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