The National Library of Canada will be presenting a  day workshop on basic
disaster response and preparedness for printed materials in the Halifax area
on November 14 and 15, 2002. The session will encompass appropriate disaster
supplies, characteristics of good response teams and a practical session for
salvaging and recovering wet material.

This workshop is sponsored by APLA and organized by Fisheries & Oceans
Canada, Maritimes Region, with the assistance of the Nova Scotia Provincial

The workshop can accommodate a maximum of 24 people and will be presented 3
times over 2 days. The workshop will be given in English, however, workshop
handouts can be provided in French. Please indicate your desire for French
materials when registering. It will be held at the Bedford Institute of
Oceanography (BIO) in Dartmouth and costs $50.00 per person. A minimum
number of 50 people must register and pay by October 18.

Workshop Schedule
November 14     9:30-12:30
November 15     9:30-12:30

Registration is on a first come first served basis. The maximum number of
participants is 72 with a waiting list. If interest is overwhelming, there
is a possibility of a 4th workshop.
*       Send an email to Lois Loewen at [log in to unmask] and
indicate which session you would like to attend. Every effort will be made
to accommodate requests but they cannot be guaranteed. Those who responded
to Gillian Webster's earlier email must register with Lois Loewen
*       Send a cheque for $50.00 per person, to the APLA treasurer by
October 18, 2002
*       Marnie MacGillivray, APLA Treasurer
*       Mount Saint Vincent University
*       166 Bedford Highway
*       Halifax, NS
*       B3M 2J6
*       If an organization is sending one cheque for several people, please
identify all people
*       If fewer than 50 cheques are received by October 18, the workshops
will be cancelled

Directions to BIO and other workshop information will be sent to
participants at a later date. For further information please contact Lois
Loewen at 902.426.3683 or [log in to unmask]