Please tell us how you helped to spread the word or participated at some level in MayDay 2011 activities by posting a note below or sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks for helping to save our archives!
Every year Heritage Preservation encourages archives, libraries, museums, and arts and historic preservation organizations to set aside May 1 to participate in MayDay. This year make sure your institution is prepared!
Heritage Preservation is collecting examples of the simple preparedness steps that cultural organizations are undertaking this spring. It's easy to be a part of MayDay; last year participants held fire safety sessions for staff and volunteers, stockpiled emergency supplies, and started or updated disaster plans. Any cultural institution submitting a brief description of its 2011 MayDay plans or accomplishments by May 23, 2011, will be entered in a drawing for disaster supplies donated by Gaylord Brothers.
Heritage Preservation will also offer its award-winning Field Guide to Emergency Response and Emergency Response and Salvage Wheel at special MayDay prices from April 18 through May 31.
Visit www.heritagepreservation.org/programs/tflessons/MayDay.html for project ideas, information on prizes and the publications sale, and customized versions of the MayDay logo for publicizing this national event.
The National Archives and SAA’s Preservation Section have collaborated to create an e-poster celebrating Preservation Week 2011. They encourage sharing the 8 1/2" x 11" color poster with staff and the general public, celebrating the opportunity for libraries, archives, and other cultural institutions to connect to our communities through events, activities, and resources that highlight what we can do, individually and together, to preserve our personal and shared collections. See the Preservation Section's website for more information.