Integrating Tools Into Your Agency's COOP
Date: June 25, 2008
Background and History: The Library of Congress Preservation Directorate and the Federal Library and Information Center Committee (FLICC) hosted their second invitational meeting on forging a regional cooperative disaster response network
Goal and Program Description:
This program reviewed continuity of operations planning (COOP) including how to create a COOP that covers library collections. Robert J. McDermott, the staff member who coordinates development of the Library of Congress, Library Services COOP, spoke on his experience with the process of meeting federal agency COOP requirements.
The session ended with Jeanne Drewes, Chief, Binding and Collections Care, Library of Congress and Anne Harrison, Network Program Specialist, FLICC, Library of Congress, presenting future plans for Safety Net
programs and projects.
Outcomes: Invited attendees to become founding members of Safety Net in a charter signing ceremony and to make the Charter of Mutual Assistance [PDF file: 376 KB / 1 pg.] a part of their disaster planning tool kits.
Participants: Invitees included professionals from the following organizations: White House, Dept. of Defense, Dept. of State, National Institute of Health, National Agriculture Library, National Library of Medicine, US Census, US Mint, Army, Navy, Treasury, IRS, NIST, NASA, NOAA, and Senate and House Libraries, etc. Invitees who were unable to attend in person were able to participate via Web conference.
Support: The Federal Library and Information Center Committee (FLICC) provided funding for the program, which was also supported by the International Federation of Library Associations Preservation and Conservation North American Network (IFLA PAC NAN).
Report: Safety Net Librarians Take COOP Lesson, Sign Charter, reprints an article about the symposium as it appeared in The Gazette, an internal publication of the Library of Congress, August 1, 2008.