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Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Resources for Libraries

Updated: May 4, 2020


Government of Canada

Provincial and Territorial Updates

World Health Organization (WHO)

For Libraries

See also: COVID-19 Mental Health Resources

American Library Association (ALA) COVID-19 Response
American Library Association (ALA)

American Library Association (ALA) Pandemic Preparedness Resources for Libraries
American Library Association (ALA)

Australian libraries responding to COVID-19
Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA)

Business Resumption and Re-Imagination of Public Library Services Post COVID-19
Canadian Urban Libraries Council (CULC)

Canadian Academic Libraries’ Responses to COVID-19 Pandemic
Lorie Kloda

Canadian Libraries Respond to COVID-19
Library Journal

CAPAL Statement on Academic Libraries and COVID-19
Canadian Association of Professional Academic Librarians (CAPAL)

Caring for Heritage Collections during the COVID-19 Pandemic
Canadian Conservation Institute (CCI)

CFLA Issues Fair Dealing Guidance for Canadian Libraries During the Time of COVID-19
Canadian Federation of Library Associations (CFLA)

COVID-19 and Temporary Public Library Lay-offs

COVID-19 and Temporary School Library Lay-offs

COVID-19 and the Global Library Field
International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA)

COVID19MisInfo Portal
Ryerson Social Media Lab

COVID-19: Resources for Public Libraries

Flu and Infectious Disease Outbreaks
Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS)

A Guide to COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019) for Public Libraries
National Network of Libraries of Medicine

How to Fact-Check Coronavirus (Mis)Information Online

How to talk to kids about coronavirus
Globe and Mail

Libraries and Pandemic Preparedness: Addressing COVID-19 with facts and outreach
American Libraries

Libraries and the Coronavirus: Evolving Information and Resources

Public Health Concerns For Libraries
Public Library Services Branch Manitoba

Public health guidance for schools (K-12) and childcare programs
Public Health Agency of Canada

Risk-informed decision-making for mass gatherings during COVID-19 global outbreak
Public Health Agency of Canada

Talking to Children About COVID-19 (Coronavirus): A Parent Resource
National Association of School Psychologists

Resources and Information for Libraries During COVID-19
Ontario Library Association (OLA)

Resources for Libraries on Coronavirus

2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources

Library Conference and Event Updates

See also: Status of Upcoming Library Conferences and Events in Canada

  • CAPAL20 Notice (March 23)
    Canadian Association of Professional Academic Librarians (CAPAL)

Library Guides

Research Resources

Open Resources for COVID-19 Research
This guide from Western Libraries provides a list of freely available online resources to support COVID-19 Research.

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