COVID-19 Resources & Updates

CLRC is committed to supporting its member libraries and library staff during this difficult time. Due to concerns about the spread of the coronavirus, the Central New York Library Resouces Council has canceled all in-person professional development events and meetings through May 20, 2020 and hope to reschedule at a later date. As the situation evolves we will make determinations concerning the status of meetings and events beyond these dates, while following recommendations issued by state and federal authorities. CLRC will be workiing remotely until further notice at which point we will reassess our situation. All staff are reachable via email and phone as usual. We do not expect any disruption to CLRC services.

To encourage staying connected with each other during this time, we invite you to join us online second Tuesdays at Ten!

Staying connected is important during this unprecedented time. CLRC is looking to stay engaged with our members by offering the library community an opportunity to chat, discuss, and check-in with colleagues around the region. Please join us for our monthly online Zoom meeting every second Tuesday. Call in to say hi, ask questions, provide updates, and talk to your fellow library people!

Second Tuesday at Ten – Next Meeting December 8 at 10 a.m.
Join URL:
For those joining by phone: 1-646-876-9923
Meeting ID: 872 5614 3578

Government & Library Association Guidelines

Governor Cuomo has now stated that 100% of the workforce must stay home, excluding essential services, and all non-essential gatherings of individuals of any size for any reason are temporarily banned. You can find updates and more information here.

The New York State Library Association recommends public libraries in New York State suspend public operations based on guidance issued from the Governor’s office.

The American Library Association Executive Board recommends closing libraries to the public. You can find more information about ALA resoures on COVID-19 here.

We also recommend following CDC recommendations to avoid spreading germs, including:

  • washing your hands often with soaf and water for at least 20 seconds or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available,
  • avoiding touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands,
  • avoiding close contact with people who are sick,
  • staying home when you are sick, and
  • covering tour cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throwing the tissue in the trash.

For more information about COVID-19, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.

Other Resources
Tuesdays at Ten Recordings

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Have more resources or continuing education opportunities you think should be added to our website? Email Rebecca Kluberdanz at