Resources for Libraries during COVID-19

If you know of any resources that would be useful for library staff in and out of the library, please send to [email protected] with the title "COVID-19 Resources". 

WLA Open House

The Washington Library Association is here to support libraries through the pandemic. Join us on Monday, April 27, 11am-12pm PST for a virtual open house to discuss current issues that are top of mind for library workers. This will be an open, facilitated discussion of the concerns that you and your libraries are dealing with. 

  • What equity issues are showing up in the loss of services and shift to remote delivery? 
  • How are libraries planning for an eventual return to work?
  •  How are you considering phasing in public services? 
  • How can we support each other during this unprecedented time?

Members and non-members are welcome, free of charge. Please register for the Open House HERE. Registration is quick and easy. Once registered, you will receive access to the Zoom room link. 

Resources in bold have been added in the last week. This list will be updated weekly. 

Reopening Guidance
Inslee issues guidance for libraries, drive-in theaters in Phases 1 and 2

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Service Resources
Serving Homeless Patrons in the COVID-19 Shutdown (American Libraries)
Full List of Washington State Public Library Services Affected by COVID-19 (Washington State Library)
Fighting Fake News in the Pandemic (American Libraries)
Survey: Academic Library Response to COVID-19 (Ithaka S+R)
Resources for Higher Education and Academic Libraries (Ithaka S+R)
Cabin Fever Questions - Email List (Humanities Washington)
ALA Recommends Libraries Leave Wi-Fi Open During Closures (American Libraries)
The 2020 Census and Covid-19 (American Libraries)
Italian Libraries & the Coronavirus (Against the Grain)

Remote Learning Resources
STYLE Remote Learning Program
Eight Digital Education Resources from the Smithsonian
Virtual Author Activities (We Are Teachers)
Let's Do Fun Stuff Together Online Activities with Drew Brockington (Author of CatStronauts)
Author Read-Alouds (Children's Book Council)
Good Night with Dolly Parton

Professional Development
Advice for Those at Home, Working or Otherwise (Librarian By Day)
Publishers Adapting Policies for Online Read-Alouds (School Library Journal)
Standards and Limitations for Distance Read-Alouds (Knowledge Quest, AASL)  
Webinar Recording: Navigating the Impact of COVID-19

Personal Well-Being
Virtual Book Channel (Lit Hub)
Food, Childcare, Mental Health Support and More: Resources to support the community during the coronavirus outbreak (Seattle Times, state-wide resources)
For Workers Affected by COVID-19 (Washington Employment Security Department
Monteray Bay Aquarium Live Cams

Other Library Resource Lists
Washington State Library COVID-19 Resources