Resources for School Librarians - Index Covid - 19 Resources for School Librarians
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Covid-19 Information for Libraries and library Staff - The State Library of Louisiana, August 23, 2021.
School Librarian Role in Pandemic Learning Conditions - A chart of the role of school librarians depending on whether students are at home, in school, or blended. This will help you plan what your activities should be. From the AASL.
Monkey Pox, Why it is now a Health Emergency and How to Avoid Infection - An article from Medical News Today, July 27, 2022
Monkey Pox Prevention - From the CDC. July 11, 2022.
Roadmap to Reopening School Libraries - A detailed guide from the Mississippi Department of Education.
The School Library Is Still Open! Ten Ways to Change Our Physical Spaces into Virtual Libraries - An article by Angie Miller in Knowledge Quest, April 7, 2020.
Covid-19 and the School Library - This is a good site if you are beginning to plan for your library. Information from the Elementary Librarian blog.
School Libraries: Your Planning Guide for Reopening - An extensive guide from Demco.
A Mini Clearing House on Coronavirus Created by Two School Librarians - by Melissa Techman and Paula Archey in School Library Journal, March 11, 2020.
Keeping the Library Healthy - Guides for coping with cleaning and disinfection
Cleaning, Disinfection and Hand Hygiene in Schools - From the CDC. Operational Guidance for K-12 Schools - From the CDC.
Printable Posters from the CDC - Good posters for the library.
Covid-19 Information for ELL and Multilingual Families - From Colorin Colorado The REALM Project - A research project from OCLC, The Institute of Museum and Library Services and others to determine how long the virus lasts on library materials. Current test results show that the virus lasts on books for three days. If you stack the books or put them close together on a cart, the virus lasts 6 days. The virus lasts longer if the books are kept in a cold location.
How to Sanitize Collections in a Pandemic - An article by Lara Ewen,in American Libraries, March 27, 2020. Please Don't Microwave Library Books The metal RFID tag contains metal which burst into flames in the microwave. From American Libraries, June, 2020.
How long will the coronavirus live on surfaces - From The New York Times, March 17, 2020.
Libraries and the Coronavirus - Evolving information and resources. A very extensive list of links from Web Junction, but dated March, 2020.
Pandemic Preparedness - A list of link to relevant web sites from the American Library Association.
Libraries Step Up in a Time of Crisis - A facebook group.
'It's Sad to See'. School Libraries are Increasingly Eliminated - An article by Kyle Morel in The New Jersey Herald, August 12, 2021
As Students Return to In-Person Learning, There is One thing Missing: Librarians - Only 61 percent of public schools have a full time librarians. Budget cuts have impacted schools with minority populations. This is an article by Ellen J. Bader in The Progressive Magazine, August 7, 2021.
What's Next for School Librarians - How is the future shaping up? An article by Alecia Mouhanna in Perspective for Reading, July 20, 2121
How School Librarians adjusted to Remote Learning - From EdTech, Feb 25, 2021
Ahead of the Curve - School Librarians Innovate and Take on New Responsibilities. This is a survey in School Library Journal, November 02, 2020
School Librarians Face Reopening Challenges - An article in American Libraries, August 14, 2020.
Supporting School Librarians Through Covid-19 and Beyond - Movements to support school libraries. Take a look at the infographic at the end of this article for list of school librarian activites during Covid-19. This is an article in Publishers Weekly, August 14, 2020.
School Libraries Getting Repurposed in Reopening Plans - The school library may become something else. An article by Kara Yorio in School Library Journal, July 20, 2020.
As COVID-19 Budget Cuts Loom, Relevance of School Librarians Put to the Test - An article from Education Week, July 3, 2020
Covid-19 Claims Lives of School Libraries - Librarian positions cut. An article by Sarah Eileen Lindner in the Tribune-Review, PA, July 2, 2020.
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