Resources for Libraries during COVID-19

If you know of any resources that would be useful for library staff in and out of the library, please send to [email protected] with the subject line: COVID-19 Resources. 

Reopening Guidance

WLA Statement
1/27/21 - As Governor Inslee continues working with the Washington Department of Health on the phasing of vaccine administration, WLA has asked that library workers be included in PHASE 1B - Tier 2 and PHASE 1B - Tier 4. Please read the letter from 2021 WLA Board President Danielle Miller.

Broadband Mapping Initiative
Washington State Broadband Access and Speed Survey

Get Tested

Service Resources
Serving Homeless Patrons in the COVID-19 Shutdown (American Libraries)
Full List of Washington State Public Library Services Affected by COVID-19 (Washington State Library)
Fighting Fake News in the Pandemic (American Libraries)
Survey: Academic Library Response to COVID-19 (Ithaka S+R)
Resources for Higher Education and Academic Libraries (Ithaka S+R)
Cabin Fever Questions - Email List (Humanities Washington)
ALA Recommends Libraries Leave Wi-Fi Open During Closures (American Libraries)
The 2020 Census and Covid-19 (American Libraries)
Italian Libraries & the Coronavirus (Against the Grain)

Remote Learning Resources
WA Digital TeachKit
STYLE Remote Learning Program
Eight Digital Education Resources from the Smithsonian
Virtual Author Activities (We Are Teachers)
Let's Do Fun Stuff Together Online Activities with Drew Brockington (Author of CatStronauts)
Author Read-Alouds (Children's Book Council)
Good Night with Dolly Parton

Professional Development
Advice for Those at Home, Working or Otherwise (Librarian By Day)
Publishers Adapting Policies for Online Read-Alouds (School Library Journal)
Standards and Limitations for Distance Read-Alouds (Knowledge Quest, AASL)  
Webinar Recording: Navigating the Impact of COVID-19

Personal Well-Being
Virtual Book Channel (Lit Hub)
Food, Childcare, Mental Health Support and More: Resources to support the community during the coronavirus outbreak (Seattle Times, state-wide resources)
For Workers Affected by COVID-19 (Washington Employment Security Department
Monteray Bay Aquarium Live Cams

Other Library Resource Lists
Washington State Library COVID-19 Resources