COSTEP MA is a volunteer organization committed to connecting disaster response professionals with cultural heritage institutions, including libraries of all types. Find out more info about how they can help your library and archive collections prepare for disasters: sign up to customized weather alerts from the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency & the National Weather Service; get advice on connecting to your local Emergency Management Director; learn about working with disaster recovery vendors; and more!
"COSTEP MA: Pandemic Safety at Cultural Heritage Institutions," April 29, 2021.
NOTE: Due to technical difficulties, only first half of this program was recorded. We apologize for the inconvenience. Please check the links available in the link to view content from our second speaker.
"COSTEP MA: Hurricane Season 2020 Readiness Webinar," June 16, 2020.
Speaker: Matthew Belk, a Lead Meteorologist for the National Weather Service, Boston
"Massachusetts Libraries Respond to Emergencies with COSTEP MA," April 24, 2020.
"Finding Common Ground," 2017 - The National Endowment for the Humanities supported emergency planning, response, and recovery training for librarians and other cultural heritage professionals in Massachusetts through the "Finding Common Ground" project. Find all the materials and a recap of the event here: https://guides.mblc.state.ma.us/c.php?g=894167&p=6430119.
April 27, 2022: Practical Disaster Resources for New England Libraries from Massachusetts Library System on Vimeo.