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 this week. 

ACRL Presents Free Webcast Series: Academic Libraries in the Wake of COVID 19

Two webinars scheduled this week

Evaluating Online Library Data - Wednesday, April 1, 1:00 p.m. Central
As many libraries shift to supporting patrons remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic, how programs and services are evaluated also changes, but getting good data is still essential. Learn about how Project Outcome can help support your work and hear from public and academic librarians with lots of experience supporting online learning.

Quickly Implementing Accessibility Tools - Friday, April 3, 1:00 p.m. Central
Everyone is working and learning online right now. We need to ensure what we create and share is accessible to everyone. This presentation and Q&A will discuss the legal and ethical standards for making courses and learning objects accessible. We will also share some free tools for the generation of new material and retrofitting previously created content.

ACRL has created this resource guide to support the academic and research library community during global public health crises. The guide features resources for distance education and engagement, free professional development resources, best practices, and up-to-date information from public health officials.

PLA Public Libraries Respond to COVID 19: A Free Webinar Series

Successful Ways to Work Remotely
Thursday, 4/2/2020
(1:00-2:00 Central)

With library closures and mandated quarantines, public library staff may be struggling to transition from a public-facing role to working from home. In this webinar, participants will learn about software and technology options, gain best practices for being a successful remote employee or manager, and have the opportunity to share and ask questions.

AASL Town Hall

AASL Town Hall  Thursday, April 2, 2020 ( 11:00 am -noon Central)
School library professionals discuss the impact the COVID-19 pandemic is having on schools, educators, and learners. All are welcome to participate and we encourage you to join early for virtual introductions.

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