Archives Emergency Response Network (AERN)

01 Oct 2014 1:46 PM | Iona McCraith (Administrator)

As we move into fall and soon winter (ugh) now is a good time to review and revise the emergency plan for your archive, library or museum. Or to write one if you don't yet have a plan.  With more and more severe weather events and other natural disasters, not to mention burst or leaking pipes or fires, it is a necessity to have an emergency plan not a luxury.

You can't afford not to have an Emergency Plan!

Consider also taking advantage of one of the AAO benefits of membership - join the Archives Emergency Response Network (AERN).  Participation in AERN gives you ready access to volunteers to help you in the event of an emergency as well as guidance from the AAO Advisor.  In addition you will receive information, tools and resources to assist you in preparing an Emergency Plan, or in training for emergency response and salvage of collections.

For more information about AERN go to Archives Emergency Response Network under Services tab on this website or contact the Archives Advisor at

Address: 411 Richmond Street East, Suite 200, Toronto, ON M5A 3S5

Phone: 647-343-3334 | Email:


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