#MayDayPrep 2022 Tools for ER Planning

Continuing in the tradition established by the Society of American Archivists (SAA) and Heritage Preservation (HP), the Foundation for Advancement in Conservation (FAIC) encourages libraries, museums, archives, historical societies, and preservation organizations to set aside May to participate in MayDay. Cultural institutions can spend a bit of time during the month of May to take a few simple steps towards being prepared for disasters and emergencies impacting their collections. As part of this program, C2C Care is presenting a webinar highlighting tools that small and mid-sized institutions can use to create disaster plans for their organizations.

The AIC Emergency Committee will be presenting on the updated AIC Wiki Page for Emergency Preparedness and Response that has been re-designed to include an online library of resources, available through the Zotero software platform. High quality, up to date information that is vetted and trusted by professionals is now available through the Wiki page, free of charge. You’ll learn how to navigate the Zotero library to find the information your organization needs.

Our colleagues at Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC) will give a presentation on the upgraded dPlan, an online emergency preparedness tool that launches this spring. dPlan is designed with the arts and cultural sectors in mind, and it is usable and functional regardless of an organization’s size, scope, or discipline. The presenter will provide instructions for the subscription-based dPlan tool as well as the accompanying free Pocket Response Resource. You’ll learn how to use dPlan for risk assessment, organizing and assigning preparedness actions, accessing preparedness and response resources, and securing your critical documents for business continuity.


Sonya Barron, Conservator, National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) sonya.barron@nara.gov. Sonya formerly worked at the Iowa State University Library, the Huntington Library and Art Museum and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Kim Hoffman (she/her), Preservation Librarian, Miami University hoffma84@miamioh.edu. Kim received her MS in Library and Information Science and her MA in Museum Studies in 2019 from Syracuse University in New York, where she also earned a Certificate of Advanced Studies in Cultural Heritage Preservation. She is the current Vice-Chair/Chair Elect of the Preservation Section of the Society of American Archivists (SAA).

Ann Marie Willer, MA, MLS (she/her), Director of Preservation Services, NEDCC Northeast Document Conservation Center amwiller@nedcc.org. Ann Marie previously served as Preservation Librarian for the MIT Libraries and the University of North Texas Libraries. She holds a certificate from Rutgers’ Preservation Management Institute.


C2C Care Tools for Emergency Planning Resources
C2C Care AIC Wiki Presentation
C2C Care dPlan Presentation

Recording May 5, 2022
Duration 1 hour 13 min