Friday Library Link Roundup: April 24, 2020

Friday Library Link Roundup by Illinois Heartland Library SystemWe've crawled the web for the most useful library links, curated for the librarians of Illinois and published on Fridays

  • Why You Shouldn't Do Curbside During COVID-19 - (4/22/2020) Library Journal article

  • SLJ COVID-19 Publisher Information Directory - Can I legally read this story aloud online? Can it stream live to the public or am I only allowed to stream in a private group? Can I provide a recording to the public? To help in this time of COVID-19, many children's book publishers have temporarily changed their policies to give more leeway. The SLJ COVID-19 Publisher Information Directory lists many of the children's publishers that have temporarily altered their use rights and outlines these publishers' read-aloud policies.

  • Amazing Educational Resources - Database of education companies offering free subscriptions due to school closings

  • IMLS Announces New Stimulus Funding for Communities Across America (4/13/20) - $30 Million Infusion to Provide Emergency Relief Through State Libraries​​

  • How to Sanitize Collections in a Pandemic - (3/27/2020) "Conservators weigh in on the mysteries of materials handling during COVID-19" in this article by American Libraries Magazine ​​

  • COVID-19 Basics: Disinfecting Cultural Resources - A video by the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training (NCPTT) sharing the basics of cleaning and handling cultural resource materials​

  • Disinfecting Books and Other Collections - Evolving guidance from the Northeast Document Conservation Center (NDCC) as to disinfecting books, "based on the current research available from the medical and scientific communities regarding COVID-19"

  • Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers to Plan and Respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) - Official, evolving guidance by the CDC, including preparing workplaces for an outbreak, reducing transmission among employees, maintaining healthy business operations, maintaining a healthy work environment, and a summary of recent changes to the CDC's guidelines

  • CiscoWebex - A video conferencing tool that's now free all the time. But during the pandemic, they've added these expanded free video conferencing features: Host up to 100 participants, Meet as long as you want (no meeting time restrictions), Connect audio with Toll dial-in or over your computer (VoIP), Desktop, application, file & whiteboarding screen sharing, Unlimited usage and number of meetings