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    Social Library, Volume 163

    Libraries continue to respond to the social distancing challenges created by COVID-19, and we're pleased to share these innovative approaches to programming and community engagement. From circulating pedal machines for exercise to virtual cooking com...

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    Understanding How COVID-19 Widens the Justice Gap

    The Improving Access to Civil Legal Justice through Public Libraries initiative has previously discussed the challenges facing those who fall into the justice gap—the divide between the need for civil legal aid and a person’s ability to access resour...

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    REALM Project: Happening Now

    OCLC, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and Battelle are conducting research on how long the COVID-19 virus survives on materials that are prevalent in libraries, archives, and museums. The project will draw upon the research to produce a...

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    Social Library, Volume 162

    There's no shortage of creative ideas to inspire your social media efforts during COVID-19 in this edition of the Social Library. These libraries have found ways to provide ongoing services, to stay connected with their communities, and to encourage ...

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    REALM Project Test 4 Results Available

    As part of the REALM project’s research, Battelle has conducted four natural attenuation studies to provide information on how long the virus may survive on materials common to archives, libraries, and museums. The studies were c...

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    REALM: Frequently Asked Questions

    Frequently Asked Question about the REALM project activities. Topics include laboratory testing methodology, the materials selected or identified for testing, transmission of the virus, quarantining of materials and disinfection ...

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    Free September Webinars for Library Staff

    With what's sure to be the most unique September our communities have ever experienced, this "back to school" edition of learning opportunities reflects changes to library priorities. From online learning strategies to budgets and fundraisi...

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    Facilitator Guide: Group Learning in a Self-Paced Course

    Courses that are designed to be self-paced often pose challenges for the learner, especially around feelings of isolation and lack of motivation. This guide provides a framework for organizing, structuring and leading a group of learners through self...

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    Social Library, Geauga County Public Library Edition

    In this special edition of our Social Library series, we're highlighting one library, the Geauga County Public Library (GCPL) in Ohio. We were thrilled to hear from Patrick Culliton, Marketing and Communications Manager at GCPL, with this wonderful w...

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    Seed and Plant Swap Grows During COVID

    Erie City Public Library in Erie, Kansas, serves a small town of about 1,085 people in Neosho County. We are a gathering place for the community.

    One of the goals of our little library is to support the community as much as we can. We do the...