As this crisis has grown and shifted, so has the barely week-old Geaux Team. Jason saw a need and jumped in. As the chaos lessens, we're getting a clearer picture of where we fit in. Basically, we see ourselves as an information clearninghouse and supportive community. We won't be recruiting and organizing volunteers, but letting folks know about where there is need and how they can get involved. From Geauxer Aimee Primeaux of the Northeast Document Conservation Center:
For those of you who would like to volunteer to help with your conservation / archives expertise, your skills might be needed, and you can sign up to volunteer at the Society of American Archivists webpage: www.archivists.org. Click on the link for their hurricane-response volunteer list.
AIC has formed a task force, and while I don’t know if they are taking volunteers, if you are a trained conservator in the LA, MS, AL area, you may want to check out their site and request information: http://aic.stanford.edu/.
Also, FEMA will be launching a “hiring effort” to enlist people to help with historic preservation efforts. People with various skills will be needed. Keep an eye on the FEMA website for more information on that.