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Providing Library Senior Services in a COVID-19 World

Providing Library Senior Services in a COVID-19 World How to provide library service to seniors, the most vulnerable population affected during COVID-19, has been the question raised by outreach librarians across the United States. According to the Central for Disease Control (CDC), 8 out of 10 dea...

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ALA Partners with the Women's Suffrage Centennial Commission to Donate 6,000 Book Sets to Libraries

The American Library Association (ALA) is pleased to partner with the  Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission (WSCC) to distribute 6,000 women’s suffrage youth book sets to libraries across the country. Public and school libraries are encouraged to apply for the book sets by June 15...

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ALA Virtual - Community Through Connection Event

Though disappointed to cancel the 2020 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition scheduled for June 2020, the ALA Conference Committee is thrilled to offer the opportunity to learn and connect via a virtual event for the library community this Summer. ALA Virtual – Community Through Conn...

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Governor Polis Updates Coloradans on Timeline for Decision Making Under Safer at Home Phase

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, May 11, 2020 Shelby Wieman | [email protected] | 303-957-6011 Governor Polis Updates Coloradans on Timeline for Decision Making Under Safer at Home Phase DENVER - Gov. Polis today provided an update on the state’s response ...

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Governor Polis Launches Spanish Language Facebook and Twitter Pages

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, May 12, 2020 Shelby Wieman | [email protected] | 303-957-6011 Governor Polis Launches Spanish Language Facebook and Twitter Pages DENVER -  Governor Jared Polis today launched Spanish language Facebook and Twitter pages to help...

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Released Today: May 2020 Economic Forecast showing the impact of COVID-19 on Colorado’s economy

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, May 12, 2020Shelby Wieman | [email protected] | 303-957-6011 Economic Forecast Shows COVID-19’s Significant Impact on Colorado Economy  DENVER - Today the Office of State Planning and Budgeting released the May 2020 Economic For...

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The Public Library Association and Microsoft announce initiative to help expand internet access in rural communities during COVID-19 crisis

The Public Library Association (PLA) and Microsoft Corp. announced a new initiative today to increase access to technology in rural communities during the COVID-19 crisis. Microsoft will provide funding to help public libraries in rural communities extend WiFi access by installing public WiFi access...

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Library associations underscore importance of IMLS COVID-19 efforts

The library organizations listed below released the following statement today in response to the new collaboration announced by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to support the nation’s libraries and museums as they consider safe reopening practices in light of COVID-19. Read...

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Join Us for Chatting with CAL!

Do you miss seeing your CAL colleagues?  Are you craving some interaction with the best group of library peeps around?  Do you need a little time to unwind? Join us for Chatting with CAL.  These free form 1-hour online sessions are available to connect, celebrate, and see the amazing...

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Free Resources shared by the Colorado Library Consortium (CLiC)

The Colorado Library Consortium (CLiC) shared a reminder that the updates keep coming to their free resources webpage! The companies with which CLiC partners are dedicated to supporting libraries/schools during this unusual period. Some of their resources are currently available for FREE for a limi...

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Access to ALA Editions | ALA Neal-Schuman e-books during the COVID-19 pandemic

Access to ALA Editions | ALA Neal-Schuman e-books during the COVID-19 pandemic In response to the need to support remote access to information during the COVID-19 outbreak, ALA Editions | ALA Neal-Schuman is making materials easier to access through the following promotions. Institutions interested...

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The Library and Information Technology Association (LITA) to host a free webinar on ‘A Crash Course in Protecting Library Data While Working From Home’

LITA to host a free webinar on ‘A Crash Course in Protecting Library Data While Working From Home’ This 60-minute interactive webinar will guide library workers in protecting patron data as they adjust to the new normal of working from home. Participants will also have the chance to ask...

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American Libraries (AL) Live Free Webinar

American Libraries (AL) Live Free Webinar Libraries and COVID-19: Using 3D Printing to Make Personal Protective Equipment Date:  Thursday, April 9th Time:  11:00 am Central Time / 10:00 am Mountain Standard Time Event Overview: Personal protective equipment (PPE) for health care worke...

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Free COVID 19 Webinars from ALA Divisions This Week

ALA and its divisions and other units are committed to supporting our members, staff, and all librarians and library workers during these uncertain times. Below are links to the free webinar series and town hall meetings (including previous recordings) of ACRL, PLA, and AASL with what is happening...

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CARES Act Summary

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How to Sanitize Collections in a Pandemic

Article recently published from American LIbraries on How to Sanitize Collections in a Pandemic.

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Association of Specialized Government and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASGCLA) COVID-19 Resources

As ASGCLA members participate in social distancing, our Consumer Health Information Interest Group has put together a list of go-to resources for COVID-19. The wide variety of resources provide information to help navigate through these uncertain times. Read more

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Free Resources from Colorado Library Consortium (CLiC) Partners

In this ever changing environment, CLiC is working to keep you updated with resources available to you. The companies CLiC partners with are dedicated to supporting our libraries/schools during this unusual period. Some of their resources are currently available for FREE for a limited time. The pag...

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Booklist Announces Free Online Access for All

All Booklist and Book Links content on www.booklistonline.com is freely available until further notice. “The COVID-19 threat is unprecedented and will continue to cause extreme disruption, both personally and professionally,” said George Kendall, editor and publisher of Booklist Publica...

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Association of Specialized Government and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASGCLA) COVID-19 Resources

As Association of Specialized Government and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASGCLA) members participate in social distancing, our Consumer Health Information Interest Group has put together a list of go-to resources for COVID-19. The wide variety of resources provide information to help navigate thro...

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