Mayday is an international emergency distress signal derived from the French m’aider, which means “help me.” The MayDay effort to prepare for disasters has grown to be a national initiative. On May 1, libraries, museums, archives, historical societies, and preservation organizations across the country will take one simple step to protect the art, artifacts, records, books, and historic sites they hold in trust. Want to participate but not sure what to do?
Click below to view the recording as our experts shared ideas, suggestions, and advice on how to do one thing for emergency preparedness. Whether you’re just beginning to think about a disaster plan or have a comprehensive and updated plan, set aside MayDay to take one step forward in preparedness.
Recorded: Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Duration: Approximately 60 minutes
Guest Experts: Lori Foley, Vice President of Emergency Programs at Heritage Preservation, and LeRae Umfleet, Chief of Collections Management at the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources
Host: Elsa Huxley, Director of Communications, Heritage Preservation
Featured Resource: Heritage Preservation’s MayDay! web page
PowerPoint Presentation: MayDay! Create a Game Plan PowerPoint Presentation