TRANSCRIPT: COVID-19 Directors' Chat - March 30, 2020

Directors' Chat
Monday, March 30, 2020


Julia - IHLS:Hello Everyone!

  Ellen Popit/IHLS:Good afternoon, Everyone!

  Ryan Johnson - O'Fallon PL:Hello

  Jo - Greenville Public Library:Hello!

  Chris Charleston PL:Hello

  Leslie B. (IHLS):Hello, and Happy Monday!

  Michelle Prickett/ Hartford:Hello

  Debby (Nokomis Public Library):Hello

  Cassandra Thompson, IHLS:Hello!

  Johnnie Halstead:Hello!!

  Joan:Hi all!

  Anna- IHLS:Good to see all of your names. How is everyone doing?

  Ellen Popit/IHLS:I'm really happy you're all staying connected through these chats!

  Jo - Greenville Public Library:@Anna - I hope you had an enjoyable and relaxing day off on Friday!

  Julie Jarman:Hello from Staunton everyone!

  Diana Brawley Sussman:Today's IHLS COVI-19 update was so useful, especially with the summary from Phil Lenzini and the info on sanitizing collections! Thanks, IHLS!

  Ryan Johnson - O'Fallon PL:agreed

  Anna- IHLS:@Jo thank you. Yes it was a nice break. I find that working at home makes it difficult to say my day is over.

  Tina Hubert - Six Mile RLD Granite City: HI everyone. Soooo - how is everyone handling the new laws regarding emergency family leave and emergency paid leave?  I appreciate the info from ILA and others on this issue.  Does it REQUIRE board action since it is now law?

  Chris Charleston PL:Did anyone else participate in the IMLS & CDC webinar that just ended?

  Ashley - Caseyville PLD:Yes!! So helpful!

  Ashley - Caseyville PLD:They are going to post the recorded training with all of the links that was discussed

  Janet Cler - Tolono Public Library District:Yes - It was so good!

  Diana Brawley Sussman:Is there a recording of that that could be shared?

  Julie Jarman: I saw the email but had not had a chance to check it out. thanks Diana.. It is now on my list to do!

  Tina Hubert - Six Mile RLD Granite City:and, are folks having board meetings and if so, how are you doing that for the public to attend?  We just upgraded our Zoom to a purchased acount for the length of time needed

  Michelle Sawicki Barclay PLD:just posting my email withtheagenda and telling people who want to join to contact me

  Bobbi Perryman - Vespasian Warner PLD:We are using zoom and posting the link.

  Teresa Pennington (Paris):At this point I'm more concerned about having enough board members attend. Planning to try Zoom.

  Tina Hubert - Six Mile RLD Granite City:posting on Facebook? Website? anywhere else?

  Bobbi Perryman - Vespasian Warner PLD:We've used Zoom for staff meetings and it's working very well.

  Bobbi Perryman - Vespasian Warner PLD:Posting on our door and webiste, as we normally would.

  Diana Brawley Sussman:Board members can attend Zoom by just calling a phone number if that's easier.

  Tina Hubert - Six Mile RLD Granite City:we've been zooming staff meetings as well

  Susan IHLS:Recording for IMLS/CDC...

  Susan IHLS:and

  Diana Brawley Sussman:Bobbi, be careful about just posting the link. There have been instances of people logging into Zoom to disrupt meetings and display porn.

  Julie Jarman:I do not think Staunton needs to meet for a board meeting just yet- two people will have to come in and sign checks soon but that is about it til we decide to open the doors again.

  Tina Hubert - Six Mile RLD Granite City:Ok - so no-one is at our buildings right now, although I could probably have someone go there to post an agenda

  Jo - Greenville Public Library:We are doing the same as Julie

  Tina Hubert - Six Mile RLD Granite City:so no-one feels the need for the board to pass a policy regarding the new paid leave laws?

  Marsha Burgener:We have nothing pressing so we are cancelling our April 6 meeting.

  Michelle Prickett/ Hartford:Hartford has not held a board meeting yet either. 

  Susan IHLS:Really super information at the webinar. Doesn't seem like they are worried about books transmitting COVID-19. If you have cases in your area, or are worried about a specific issue where you feel it is most likely the item has been compromised, then clean the outside like of DVDs

  Greg McCormick:I would encourage everyone to listen IMLS webinar.  It was very informative and very practical, offering reassurance in addressing the handling of materials and general operational practices.

  Julie Jarman:Tina what are you planning to do at your libr with the new Emergency family leave-? I have not yet had time to review it.

  Michelle Sawicki Barclay PLD:I am just posting the agenda online

  Susan IHLS:In public spaces, clean the high touch areas

  Cassandra Thompson, IHLS:@Diana, was that only for the free accounts? I think they might have changed it so that hosts can control who shares screens.

  Susan IHLS:The EPA website has a list of disinfectants that kill the virus

  Anna- IHLS:Chris will ther e be a recording that will be shared. What were the highlights

  Diana Brawley Sussman:Susan, one of the articles in today's IHLS update said that the best option is to set aside books for 14 days.

  Bobbi Perryman - Vespasian Warner PLD:@Diane. Thank you for the headsup

  Susan IHLS:@Anna I shared the link for the recording when it is available.

  Tina Hubert - Six Mile RLD Granite City:well, it applies to us and I have gotten sample notices to send to my staff from one of our employment attorneys - they propose a policy - I'm not sure a poicy is necessary since we comply with any applicable laws but wanted to learn what otehrs are doing

  Susan IHLS:@Diana, i think with this new information today, it is just 24 hours for quarantine

  Bobbi Perryman - Vespasian Warner PLD:@Tina - not yet. Our board will probably cover it at the next meeting. Most of our staff already has paid leave.

  Susan IHLS:They honestly did not seem concerned with books.

  Chris Charleston PL:@Susan They really didn't

  Susan IHLS:Dr. Catherine Rasberry and Dr. David Berendes

  Bobbi Perryman - Vespasian Warner PLD:I have sent notice of the new leave law to all of my staff.

  Tina Hubert - Six Mile RLD Granite City:Our staff has paid leave also, but as I read it the new laws provide for ADDITIONAL paid leave beyond what is already proided

  Diana Brawley Sussman:Cassandra, if you post a zoom link anyone can come in. However, in the paid accounts, apparently there's a setting you can change in order to only give the host control of the screen. If you did that, then someone could still be disruptive, but only through text. You could manually mute their voice.

  Michelle Sawicki Barclay PLD:Is there a different quarentine time for plastic book covers?

  Tina Hubert - Six Mile RLD Granite City:

  Shandi Greve Penrod (IHLS Edwardsville):Tina, I would suggest sending an email notice about the meeting to your board; remind them of the importance of having a quorum and include the link and call-in phone number. For the public notice, you might put the zoom link and call-in number info on your building and website, but I wouldn't put the link on social media.

  Julie Jarman:Susan - that makes me feel a bit better, we are cleaning them out of the book drop and then holding them back on  a cart for three days before shelving them again.

  Tina Hubert - Six Mile RLD Granite City:

  Tina Hubert - Six Mile RLD Granite City:

  Julie Jarman:Thanks Tina, I will check that out

  Tina Hubert - Six Mile RLD Granite City:If I am reading these wrong, I would certainly like to know

  Anna- IHLS:I saw a 15 minute interview with Dr, Fauci and he addressed peoples concern with grocery shopping and packages and he did not seem overly concerned either.

  Diane Foote, Illinois Library Association:Thanks for sharing that, Tina! I don't think it answers your question about board policy being required, or not, though. I can ask the lawyer who prepared it.

  Julie Jarman:I have great respect for Dr Fauci. glad to hear that too!

  Tina Hubert - Six Mile RLD Granite City:I also sent questions to one of emoloyment attornies at ancel glink to learn about applicability of the new laws

  Tina Hubert - Six Mile RLD Granite City:where oh where is my auto correct on spelling - lol

  Tina Hubert - Six Mile RLD Granite City:Do you think the governor will extend his stay at home order to follow the federal guidelines?

  Bobbi Perryman - Vespasian Warner PLD:I would expect it.

  Michelle Sawicki Barclay PLD:I think Pritzker will

  Shandi Greve Penrod (IHLS Edwardsville):In my personal opinion, not necessarily the opinion of IHLS, I expect he will.

  Maria Dent - Mt. Zion District Library:same here

  Diana Brawley Sussman:I met with our city & schools, etc. via phone this morning. They say nothing is official, but continuation of the orders is expected.

  Tina Hubert - Six Mile RLD Granite City:I watch pritzker's daily briefing every day and hope he announces this afternoon

  Julie Jarman: Im not sure the federal guidelines have much legal standing in the states but I am curious what Gov. Pritzker will do as well...

  Michelle Sawicki Barclay PLD:I watch daily as well.

  Chris Charleston PL:If not extend the stay-at-home order, I expect him to extend the school closures

  Michelle Sawicki Barclay PLD: have a good team in IL.We

  Julia - IHLS:Here is the link to today's briefing:

  Julie Jarman:It is better to be safe than sory but  April 30 seems so far away right now,,LOL

  Ashley - Caseyville PLD:TechSoup posted a great article about videoconferencing options. Zoom is 50% off if you purchase it through TechSoup

  Ashley - Caseyville PLD:

  Julie Jarman:Thanks Julia

  Tina Hubert - Six Mile RLD Granite City:Governor Cuomo extended new york to April 15 at this time - as far as I can find

  Maria Dent - Mt. Zion District Library:For those of you that have been paying staff regularly while closed (which we have), will you be able to continue to do so?  What will the determining factors, if any, be?

  Diana Brawley Sussman:Thanks, Ashley!

  Bobbi Perryman - Vespasian Warner PLD:Our board president wants us to keep the staff busy while closed [online programs mostly], as justification to the public for continuing to pay staff.

  Teresa Pennington (Paris):The board has to approve fiscal year budget to pay past Apr 30. That's the end of our fiscal year

  jackie:We will continue to pay our staff as our budget is set through June 30.

  Julie Jarman: I bet Gov. Cuomo will extend that period,, Poor NY.

  Tina Hubert - Six Mile RLD Granite City:@Maria - it's already in our budget so we will pay staff as long as we are closed

  Diana Brawley Sussman:Maria, I read through the summary from Phil Lenzini in today's IHLS COVID update. It looks like we'd better keep paying staff, because if they file for unemployment it will hurt us in the long run.

  Bobbi Perryman - Vespasian Warner PLD:Right now, the board is planning to keep paying staff without an end date.

  Janet Cler - Tolono Public Library District:I am finding plenty of work to do.  We also have staff working from home

  Anna- IHLS:@Bobbi That Is awesome

  jackie:We are working on stuff , at the library and from home.

  Ellen Popit/IHLS:All those projects we never had time for before this!

  Tina Hubert - Six Mile RLD Granite City:much of our staff are working from home, except shelvers and desk assistants who check people out and sell things

  Michelle Prickett/ Hartford:We only have the three employees here and board decided to continue paying us.

  Bobbi Perryman - Vespasian Warner PLD:Other than my maintenance supervisor, I am the only one coming in. Everyone else works from home.

  Michelle Sawicki Barclay PLD:I hope to. This is not their fault

  Tina Hubert - Six Mile RLD Granite City:but we have been sending training links to everyone

  Julie Jarman:As far as I know, the library board will pay the staff for the duration- It was already in the budget and voted on before this all happened. We are relieved they came to that conclusion.

  Bobbi Perryman - Vespasian Warner PLD:We had a meeting about SRC today. Right now, we're looking at a much shorter, simpler program with a much later start date. Anyone else making SRC changes?

  Ellen Popit/IHLS:Lots of useful webinars being posted on the current challenge and then library issues in general.  Just saw Booklist post one about Middle Grade books.  Glad there are some diversions out there.

  Diana Brawley Sussman:I wrote up a pay plan for each instance (full/partial closure). I'm going to run it by HRSource and then share it with staff.

  Julie Jarman:Our staff has been told to shelter in place,, I go in periodlcally to check the mail, and empty the book drops. I do work from home mostly like most of us are doing-

  Diana Brawley Sussman:Bobbi, what's SRC?

  Debby (Nokomis Public Library):My fiscal year ends March 31st. I know everyone is getting paid through that date. After that I am waiting on the board's decision.

  Bobbi Perryman - Vespasian Warner PLD:Summer reading club

  Diana Brawley Sussman:oh

  Maria Dent - Mt. Zion District Library:Our Board is committed to do so as well.  What is your staff doing from home?  I will be able to keep FT staff working from home to some extent, but my PT is mostly Desk and so they won’t be able to do much from home.  I will also need to address reimbursing for any personal device /internet use for educational webinars, etc.

  Bobbi Perryman - Vespasian Warner PLD:We are having them planning and possibly exicuting virtual programming. We're also having them do training.

  jackie:I ordered some books how to draw this or that, sticker books, activity books for younger kids. I got 40 books for around $115.00 (our friends group is going to pay for them and we are going to set out a table in our alcove and make them available during the day while I can see and make sure nobody takes them all.

  Tina Hubert - Six Mile RLD Granite City:we are also having staff document processes

  Julie Jarman:We usually begin our Summer Reading Program (SRP) in June. It looks right now, we will be postponing it to another month.


  Bobbi Perryman - Vespasian Warner PLD:We typically start after Memorial Day. We're thinking of starting in July this year.

  Kathleen Bennett Catlin Public Library:We have not made a final decision about our SRP but have talked about a virtual SRP to be scheduled for the middle/end of the summer. 

  Teresa Pennington (Paris):Looking at online options, but definitely downsizing and possibly postponing.

  Ashley - Caseyville PLD:We are planning a virtual SRP.

  Donna Schaal:My Board President wants me to host an outdoor book exchange which I adamantly opposed because it encourages gathering. However, I am wondering about curbside service. We didn't do that at all. Is anyone still offering it?

  jackie:We will talk about SRP at our next board meeting

  Bobbi Perryman - Vespasian Warner PLD:What does a virtual SRP look like?

  Marsha Burgener:@Kathleen Bennett-a virtual SRP sounds interesting.  I hope you post more info.

  Bobbi Perryman - Vespasian Warner PLD:We are looking at curbside if we have a long-term closure.

  Diana Brawley Sussman:Donna, we're not doing curbside service now because it would require staff to be at the library. If the orders become more relaxed we may try it. Right now you cannot require staff to come in. They can come in voluntarily, but you can't require it.

  Julie Jarman:we began an on line story time on our facebook page.. thanks to everyone who weighed in on emails with that last week- It is so much fun and I have already received a lot of great feedback from it.

  Julie Jarman:Donna- I agree, that would cause people to gather-- not what we are supose to be doing right now in IL. even if it is deemed outside.

  Debby (Nokomis Public Library):@ Ashley  I would be interested in how you would set up a virtual SRP

  Diana Brawley Sussman:We're doing online storytime and book groups

  Ellen Popit/IHLS:It's great to see so many reaching out to patrons through social media!

  Bobbi Perryman - Vespasian Warner PLD:We're looking at doing Zoom book discussions.

  Debby (Nokomis Public Library):We have been posting story time on our facebook page, also.

  Ashley - Caseyville PLD:Using BeanStack for participants to log their reading and activities completed. If we have speakers - they will be live streamed or recorded. Weekly drawings - they can pick up their prizes curbside

  Diana Brawley Sussman:Is anyone doing anything in terms of helping to mediate community needs and volunteers?

  Michelle Sawicki Barclay PLD:Have any of you tried virtual adult programming that has taken off? If so, what are you doing?

  Anna- IHLS:Bobbi, I was a member of a library that did their whole program online. Patrons would do the reading and record it online and then be entered into a drawing for prizes. they still had in person programs. I guess you could do facebook virtal events and watch parties.

  Julie Jarman:Ashley- that sounds like a great program--

  Debby (Nokomis Public Library):@ Ashley thanks!

  Ashley - Caseyville PLD:You're welcome and thank you! =)

  Tina Hubert - Six Mile RLD Granite City:@ diana - I belive Edwardsville is doing something with their YMCA

  Kathleen Bennett Catlin Public Library:Paula, sho plans our programming, has mentioned posting our speakers online, making take home bags of a craft each week and offering prizes when they bring in their book logs and get the craft bags.  It is a work in progress but that was what she had mentioned so far.

  Diane Foote, Illinois Library Association:ILA's iREAD Committee is meeting on Friday and I will see if we can put out an article or post about doing virtual SRP. I know that some of the military bases that don't have their own libraries have done that with iREAD in the past; they used Beanstack/Zoobean.

  Michelle Sawicki Barclay PLD:what program did you use to record online reading?

  Jill Schardt Edwardsville PL:@Diana - we are trying to assist a nonprofit colation here to match volunteers and donors with nonprofits that have needs

  Jill Schardt Edwardsville PL:@Diana - we are trying to assist a nonprofit colation here to match volunteers and donors with nonprofits that have needs

  Ashley - Caseyville PLD:Jill that sounds fantastic!

  Marsha Burgener:Last week we passed out "Craft and Busy Bags" for Preschoolers through 4th grade.  Patrons emailed the age or class year and we assigned a 20 minute time period  for each family where they could pickup a bag in the foyer.  The bags were labled with the family name and grade level.

  Diana Brawley Sussman:Thanks, Jill. I'd love to hear more about that. I'll send you an email.

  Julie Jarman:We have a wonderful food pantry that is assisting with those community needs/  as well as church based organizations pitching in. lucky for Staunton.

  Jill Schardt Edwardsville PL:We also asked the food pantry if they would like books but they did not want to increase contact points right now

  Donna Schaal:Marsha, how did you get staff in to help with that? or did you do that by yourself?

  Tina Hubert - Six Mile RLD Granite City:Marsha - which library are you with?

  jackie:We are making up craft/activity bags and are asking people who come to get one to not approach if anyone is picking up.

  Michelle Sawicki Barclay PLD:I feel hesitant to do anything that encourages people to leave their homes.

  Anna- IHLS:I love all of the ideas out there

  jackie:We have lots of families out walking with their kids

  jackie:We are doing a fairy garden in a jar craft this week. For boys (dinosaurs) and girls (fairies).

  Julie Jarman:Michelle- I know, it feels like a tug of war. even having  our book drops open encourages people to stop by but I hate the thought of having to clean a million books when we come back again-

  Marsha assistant helped fill bags and kept our safe distance!

  Tina Hubert - Six Mile RLD Granite City:thanks  Marsha - great idea!

  jackie:We don't encourage folks to be out but they go to the school to pick up lunches.

  Michelle Sawicki Barclay PLD:Wonder if you could pairr up witht he school and hand out htings that way?

  Anna- IHLS:Jackie  are you doing those as in-person  or take aways

  Julie Jarman:Marsha that s good, glad you are taking precautions. I volunteer with a group that has been distrubuting food baskets to those high at risk, we wear gloves and have masks if we need them. It is very much needed but even then we all have to be careful

  Jo - Greenville Public Library:For families out walking, we've asked people to put a teddy bear in their windows so that families out for a walk can do a "bear hunt"

  jackie:That is a great idea JO

  jackie:We set them in our alcove

  Marsha Burgener:I am now doing everything alone as my assistant's family is having health issues and she is needed there.  No virus issues, but not taking any chances.

  Julie Jarman:We are doing the bear hunt-- so much fun, we also have hearts up for the happy heart hunt- pics are posted on fb so they do not have to get out if they don't want to.

  Anna- IHLS:I love that you are having people share posts

  Jo - Greenville Public Library:I've also seen posts about coloring a large paper egg shape for an Easter egg hunt.

  Marsha Burgener:Atwood is filling windows with rainbows this week, last week was sunshines.  Hammond is doing hearts.

  Shandi Greve Penrod (IHLS Edwardsville):A few people in my neighborhood have put hearts or bears in windows, but it would be really nice if the library asked people to do that. I think a lot more people would participate. Also, libraries could provide a heart template for people to decorate and hang.

  Diana Brawley Sussman:Sorry you're all alone, Marsha.

  Shandi Greve Penrod (IHLS Edwardsville):I'm creating a heart template and expect to have it on our page before the end of the day

  Julie Jarman:Jo I love that idea about giant Easter Eggs. Staunton Lions had to cancel the annual Easter Egg Hunt set for April 11- very sad but it always drew huge crowds.

  Ashley - Caseyville PLD:Thanks Shandi!  That will be great!

  Johnnie Halstead:Our library community is doing the bear hunt also and they are loving it. I put our Nemo in the window and had a friend to put it on facebook to FIND NEMO. I figured if I put it on The librarys fb they would look there first. All had a great time. Next is Easter eggs/Easter bunnies.

  Julie Jarman:Anything for a smile,, hearts and bears and giant Easter Eggs

  Ashley - Caseyville PLD:Johnnie that's adorable!

  Jo - Greenville Public Library:I love the Find Nemo idea!

  Janet Cler - Tolono Public Library District:Any thoughts about someone from the System posting a short video clip that we could share on our facebook page?

  Debby (Nokomis Public Library):We have people doing the hearts in their windows. I love the finding Nemo idea.

  Jo - Greenville Public Library:We also have a stash of free movie downloads.  We ask people to comment on our fb post (different theme every time, such as a book recommendation, a new recipe they've tried in the last two weeks, etc.) and then we draw a name from those who make a comment.

  Ellen Popit/IHLS:Wanted to share this series of webinars.  They are customer service oriented and would be great for staff working from home.  I've registered for the one this Wednesday and there does not appear to be a charge:

  Tina Hubert - Six Mile RLD Granite City:I want to thank the system for putting the info out regarding no delilvery also means no reserves from other libraries - that was helpful

  Julia - IHLS:@Janet, What type of video clip are you looking for from IHLS?

  Celeste - urbana free:has anyone determined how they will estimate what to budget for staff taking the federal leave under the EFMLA or E paid sick leave?

  Donna - Cissna Park Library:Thanks Ellen!  I was just looking for something like this for my Work at Home staff.

  Shandi Greve Penrod (IHLS Edwardsville):@Tina, You're welcome. That was a social media post, and libraries are welcome to share it. The image and a couple of different text options have also been added to our COVID-19 page under Resources

  Shandi Greve Penrod (IHLS Edwardsville):or share it from our FB page

  Tina Hubert - Six Mile RLD Granite City:@Ellen - can anyone register for those webinars?  or do you have to be a wisconsin library?

  jackie:Thanks Ellen

  Diana Brawley Sussman:Celeste, that's a good question. If you can operate without replacing a staff member who takes leave, then it won't cost you anything. But, if you'd need to call someone in to work their shift, or hire a temp to do their job for a few weeks, then it would cost you.

  Janet Cler - Tolono Public Library District:@Julia I'll send you an email

  Julia - IHLS:Remember, there are a lot of free courses for staff on WebJunction:

  Julie Jarman: Webjunction is a great source for training.

  Ellen Popit/IHLS:@Tina.  I registered for Wednesday's this morning and they accepted it..

  Tina Hubert - Six Mile RLD Granite City:OK

  Ashley - Caseyville PLD:I know IMLS have extended grant deadlines. Will the grant page be updated with extension dates? Is the ISL planning on extending any grant deadlines?

  Marsha Burgener:I do the Wisconsin webinars, you do not have to be a Wisconsin library

  Julie Jarman:any word on the IPLAR from ISL?. I need to begin doing mine come May 1st

  Julia - IHLS:@Ashley, I will take a look at the grants page

  Celeste - urbana free:@Dianna, Yes, that's exactly what we are trying to figure out!

  Tina Hubert - Six Mile RLD Granite City:anyone doing anything special regarding getting folks to complete their census survey?

  Greg McCormick:All grant deadlines should be considered "fluid" right now.  We are having a meeting at 2:00 this afternoon regarding deadlines that are at the discretion of the State Library (nonstatutory or not within Adminsitrative Rule).  We will get that information to all libraries ASAP.  We will also be addressing the IPLAR issue, which might require us to file Emergency Rules.   We will keep all of you and the library systems informed of any changes and there shall be some that are required.

  Julie Jarman:Thanks Greg!

  jackie:Thanks Greg

  Tina Hubert - Six Mile RLD Granite City:Thanks - good to know Greg!

  Peggy MVE:Thank you

  Ashley - Caseyville PLD:Thanks Julia! Thank you Greg! We are starting Phase II of a Building project but communications have been slower with the board and the architects.

  Julie Jarman:I am begging-- on the facebook page,, I also wrote an article with libary news for our local paper- where again, I am begging everyone to fill out their census. I also remind them that the citizenship question is NOT on there.. No worries

  Ashley - Caseyville PLD:Yes! April 1st is Census Day!

  Julie Jarman:Did they change that day to May 1st?  I thought I read where they did but?

  Ellen Popit/IHLS:I appreciate people posting on social media when they have completed their census.

  Ashley - Caseyville PLD:

  Debby (Nokomis Public Library):@ Greg - Thanks

  Ashley - Caseyville PLD:Let me know if you are able to access that Google doc - it has a ton of information about Census Day from a Federial Census Liaison

  Julie Jarman:April 1st is a good reminder to do the census

  Ashley - Caseyville PLD:Federal*

  Greg McCormick:I am going to leave this chat at this point to address the many concerns that have been raised this morning and this afternoon in this chat.  Please feel free to email me or Joe Natale, if you have further questions.  We are boht in the office for the foreseeable future.  My email is or   Best wishes to all - stay safe/stay well!

  Julia - IHLS:Ashley, Thanks. I was able to open the document

  Diana Brawley Sussman:Thanks, Greg!

  Taran Ley:Thanks Greg!

  Leslie B. (IHLS):Ciao, Greg! You too!

  Anna- IHLS:Thank you Greg for joining us.

  Ellen Popit/IHLS:We appreciate you being here, Greg!

  Ashley - Caseyville PLD:Thank you Greg!

  Marsha Burgener:Thank you, Greg.

  Ashley - Caseyville PLD:Some places are doing #CensusChallenge. Here is an example:

  Julia - IHLS:Has anyone recorded any videos for the first time for their websites or social media?

  Julie Jarman:I learned how to record videos last week for storytime. It took me a few tries and asking directors and family members for help. I am not a technie or facebooker but we all figured it out.

  Julia - IHLS:Wonderful!

  Bobbi Perryman - Vespasian Warner PLD:Is anyone doing the remote notary service the state is now allowing?

  Julie Jarman:Juie- I still need to look at your handy video to for doing thig- It is still in my email in box.

  Ellen Popit/IHLS:We've all been doing a lot of teaching and learning, haven't we????

  Julie Jarman:Juiia-- I meant to type,, lol

  Julia - IHLS::)

  Julie Jarman:OMgosh- Julia.. I need to read before I hit send

  Debby (Nokomis Public Library):A stay at home worker, recorded our first story time for facebook last week. she did a great job!

  Julie Jarman:I never thought I would be doing this or how much fun I would have posting it.

  Ellen Popit/IHLS:We'll all have lots of stories to tell about this.  I've thought about making a timeline so that I'll remember how things played out.

  Julie Jarman:Bobbi, we do not offer the notary service but I am curious how it is going to work for those who do?

  Joan 2:@Julie Jarman, does it take long for your videos to post?  or are you doing FB live?  I tape mine and then post after I've looked at them (ha).  Some go right up, and others take hours.  Not sure why.  I try to keep the stories to under 10 minutes.

  jackie:Yes we offer that service how does it work?

  Diana Brawley Sussman:We offer notary service, but it seems too complicated to do from home. 

  Anna- IHLS:@Ellen several places have suggested keeping a diary or blogging about it.

  Ellen Popit/IHLS:@Anna---yep, we don't want to forget how all this played out.

  Julie Jarman:Joan- I think I emailed with you last week- I post them to my You Tube account because I was having probs with my facebook at the time. I DO view them before sending them on to FB.. I also have a very capable assistant who handles the library social media and she directs me when I get lost.

  Anna- IHLS:I agree with Diana ( Happy late irthday BTW) how do you do Notary services online.

  Julie Jarman:Joan- please give me your FB library if you don't mind, I would love to see your storytimes. It might help me with mine.

  Bobbi Perryman - Vespasian Warner PLD:We have to use Zoom or something like it to record the transaction, but I'm not sure about signing the actual document.

  Julie Jarman: Joan- Mine too get lost sometimes. It is quite frustating for me..  then other times, they go right up.

  Julie Jarman:Mine are around 6 or 7 minutes usually.

  Erin - Crab Orchard:Do we need to complete new forms for SHARE for addtional days closed?

  Ashley - Caseyville PLD:Electronic Notary:

  Joan 2:@ Julie Jarman, or anyone interested, they are just up on the FB page for Germantown Public Library

  Ellen Popit/IHLS:@Erin, it looks like Cassandra has left the call, but we can ask her the question and have an answer for Thursday's chat or before that.

  Julie Jarman:Thanks Joan. I will check them out as soon as I sign off here-

  Anna- IHLS:Iknow I am looking forward to hearing what the Governor has to say today. How many of you are like me and watch almost everyday?

  Erin - Crab Orchard:Thanks, Ellen

  Julie Jarman:Anna-  I am usually busy in my home office but I am going to try and watch it live today

  Bobbi Perryman - Vespasian Warner PLD:Thanks!

  Bobbi Perryman - Vespasian Warner PLD:I watch the gov every day.

  Ellen Popit/IHLS:Anna, we're only five minutes away from that!  We've cancelled the regular Director's Chat that would happen on Wednesday, but we'll be back for another chat on Thursday at 1:00.

  Julia - IHLS:The next Directors' Chat is Thursday @ 1:00:

  Taran Ley:Yes, watching the Governor each day

  Julie Jarman:Does anyone feel like they are working twice as much and twice as hard now than when we were open? I guess just this feeling of unknown, and what am I going to do today?just takes longer for me to process and then organize into a working plan.

  Loretta Broomfield (Sallie Logan PL):YES, Julie!

  Taran Ley:Never really "off duty" right now--watching e-mails all the time

  Bobbi Perryman - Vespasian Warner PLD:I agree!

  Debby (Nokomis Public Library):Feels like there is no quitting time

  jackie:I agree

  Julie Jarman:sorry to throw that out there just before the Gov comes on but I am glad I am not the only one

  Julia - IHLS:Thank you for joining us today. Almost time to hear what the Governor says:

  Julie Jarman:Take care everyone. great to talk with you all

  Jo - Greenville Public Library:Set an alarm for quitting time.  And then do it.  Thank you all!  "See" you Thursday!

  Taran Ley:Good bye

  Debby (Nokomis Public Library):Thanks everyone!

  Ashley - Caseyville PLD:Thank you so much everyone!!

  Ellen Popit/IHLS:Bye everyone!

  Johnnie Halstead:Thank You for having these chats. See you Thursday!