Jane Long is founding director of the Heritage Emergency National Task Force, an initiative of the nonprofit Heritage Preservation and the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The program helps museums, libraries, archives, and historic sites protect their collections from disasters. She has been involved with all the Task Force initiatives, from editing the Emergency Response and Salvage Wheel to creating the innovative Alliance for Response project. Jane is also co-author of Heritage Preservation's latest book, Caring for Your Family Treasures (Harry N. Abrams, 2000).
In the 1980s, Ms. Long served as special projects coordinator for the President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, assistant director of the National Institute for the Conservation of Cultural Property, and executive director of the Foundation for Public Affairs. A native of Ohio, she received a B.A. degree from the College of Wooster and an M.A. from the University of Chicago.