I am pleased to announce the upcoming Committee on Japanese Materials (CJM) program at the CEAL annual meeting on March 15, 2012 in Toronto. This year, we have a special program focusing on the lessons we have learned from the Great Tohoku Earthquake (Higashi Nihon Daishinsai on March 11, 2011) and awareness of disaster planning. The Committee cordially invites you to attend the panel on “Lessons and Messages from The Great Tohoku Earthquake: Awareness of Preparedness for Libraries, Museums, and Archives.” This will be a brainstorming session for all of us.
Date and Time: Thursday, March 15, 9:10 am -10:40 am
Location: Dominion Ballroom South, Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel
9:10-9:15 Opening remarks. Setsuko Noguchi, (Chair, Japanese Studies Librarian, Committee on Institutional Cooperation)
9:15-9:20 Committee report
9:20-10:40 Presentations & panel discussion “Lessons and Messages from The Great Tohoku Earthquake: Awareness of Preparedness for Libraries, Museums, and Archives.”
Moderator: Mari Nakahara (Reference Librarian, Library of Congress)
9:20-9:30 Satoshi Sonehara (Professor, Tohoku University Archives) "Disaster report and
current activities at Tohoku University library and archives"
9:30-9:40 Makoto Okamoto (SaveMLAK) "Business Continuity Program and know-how for damaged materials"
9:40-9:50 Andrew Robb (Section Head for Special Formats, Library of Congress) "Lessons Learned from the 2006 Katrina and Rita Hurricanes in the United States"
9:50-10:00 Kazuko Hioki (Conservation Librarian, University of Kentucky) “Strategies for disaster preparedness and recovery“
10:00-10:30 Panel discussion
I look forward to seeing you all at the CJM annual meeting in Toronto.
Librarian for Japanese Studies, CIC
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