It’s good to be “on the same page” with an organization like Heritage Preservation! Check out their “Do One Thing” initiative for May Day (May 1) this year. They encourage all libraries and cultural institutions to take some of the same actions the NN/LM is recommending to its members in its “10-Step Approach to Service Continuity,” such as prioritizing collections for rescue, establishing relationships with “buddy” institutions, etc. They also mention that their Disaster Wheel and accompanying Field Guide are on sale at a special price for May Day. These materials have been highly recommended to NN/LM members throughout the training sessions in emergency preparedness and response that have been offered over the past year and a half.
The Heritage site also notes that even though hurricane “season” doesn’t start until June 1, our continent is already experiencing severe weather and flooding, noting that a disaster can happen at any time and in any place. If you visit their site, you might enjoy looking around a bit while you are there. Heritage Preservation (a partner with FEMA) is an excellent resource for all things preservation and recovery for collections. Where the NN/LM emergency preparedness initiative complements Heritage is its focus on service continuity to patrons in terms of providing health related information.