This page will provide information and resources on safely reopening libraries during the COVD-19 pandemic, including recordings and slides from the Directors Forums on Reopening Libraries.
On Wednesday, June 24th, PASCAL held a second Directors Forum on Reopening Libraries with presentations by Christa Poparad, Associate Dean for Access, Instruction, & Assessment and Heather Gilbert, Associate Dean of Collection & Content Services, College of Charleston Libraries, on their reopening plans.
On June 22, 2020 PASCAL hosted a Directors Forum on Reopening Libraries featuring Christopher Cox, Dean of Libraries, Clemson University & Tom McNally, Dean of Libraries, University of South Carolina. Our thanks to Dean Cox and Dean McNally for volunteering to share their reopening plans with the PASCAL community.
Reopening Archives, Libraries, and Museums (REALM) Project page - COVID-19 Research Project by OCLC, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and Battelle: https://www.webjunction.org/explore-topics/COVID-19-research-project.html
Guidelines for Libraries Considering Curbside Service and/or Phased Reopening May 2020 Guide created by RAILS (Reaching Across Illinois Library System): www.railslibraries.info/sites/default/files/Curbside%20Delivery%20and%20Reopening%20-%20May.pdf
Handling Library Materials and Collections During a Pandemic – Resources compiled by ALCTS: http://www.ala.org/alcts/preservationweek/resources/pandemic
LOUIS Phased Reopening Guide for Libraries – from The Louisiana Library Network (LOUIS): https://louislibraries.org/ld.php?content_id=54750844
Pandemic Resources for Academic Libraries: Preparing to Reopen Guide from ACRL: https://acrl.libguides.com/pandemic/repoening
Returning to Service: Libraries and COVID-19 - Guide created by the Colorado Library Consortium (CLiC): https://www.clicweb.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Libraries-Returning-to-Service-and-COVID-19.pd