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Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Resources for Libraries

Updated: March 27, 2020

Updates

Government of Canada

Provincial and Territorial Updates

World Health Organization (WHO)

For Libraries

See also: COVID-19 Mental Health Resources

American Library Association recommends libraries leave WiFi open during closures
American Library Association (ALA)

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

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

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

COVID-19 and Pandemic Planning
Ontario Library Association (OLA)

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

COVID-19: Resources for Public Libraries
LearnHQ

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
lifehacker

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
WebJunction

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 for Libraries on Coronavirus
everylibrary

2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources
infoDocket

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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