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 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 weekly online Zoom meeting every Tuesday. Call in to say hi, ask questions, provide updates, and talk to your fellow library people!
Tuesdays at Ten
Join URL: https://zoom.us/j/263399129
For those joining by phone: 1-646-876-9923
Meeting ID: 263 399 129
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.
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-10, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.
Free Webinars & Continuing Education
- Libraries and the Coronavirus: Evolving Information and Resources
- Upcoming Webinars:
- Call to Action: Public Lirbaries and the Opioid Crisis – Tuesday, March 31 – 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.
- Public and School Libraries: Creative Ways to Build Successful Partnerships – Wednesday, April 8 – 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.
- Social Work Students and Public Library Partnerships – Wednesday, April 29 – 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.
- Video archive available for no fee effective immediately
- All Library 2.0 webinars with Dr. Steve Albrecht are free to view until April 30
- Special Pandemic Mini-Conference: Libraries Stepping Up! Serving the Needs of Communities in Crisis – Thursday, March 26 – 1 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
- FREE access to papers about COVID-19 on EBSCO
- Updated scholarly research on COVID-10 on LitCOVID (cureated by NLM)
- Ask the Lawyer RAQ – Emergency Response to COVID-19
- Ask the Lawyer RAQ – Website Disclaimers for Information
- World Health Organization Global Research on Novel Coronavirus for Medical Professionals
- Ancestry.com will be accessible from hom efor OCPL patrons with valid library cards
- Schools buses & bookmobiles around the country are being used as mobile hotspots
- Upsate Medical University Health Sciences Library Covid-19 Subject Guide
- Guide includes information regarding PPE donations & 3D printer files, you can direct offers to CovidDonations@Upstate.edu
- Information regarding reading books aloud & possibly violating copyright laws
Have more resources or continuing education opportunities you think should be added to our website? Email Rebecca Kluberdanz at firstname.lastname@example.org.