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    Social Library, Volume 159

    We continue our Social Library series, featuring the innovative ways libraries are adapting programming to virtual formats to engage with their communities through art, language practice, and pets, and highlighting the ways libraries invite creative ...

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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...

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    Social Library, Antiracism Edition

    In this edition of our Social Library series, we’re highlighting ways libraries are demonstrating their commitment to antiracism, providing resources and programming for patrons of all ages. In addition to the examples below, be sure to explore the c...

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    Free July Webinars for Library Staff

    With summer in full swing, and libraries reopening in new ways, we hope you still can make time to connect and learn with other library staff. Now, more than ever, libraries are looking to learn from each other and these webinars are a great way to d...

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    Public Libraries Preparing to Reopen: Examples from the Field

    The REALM project’s primary aim is to create and distribute science-based, authoritative information to inform decisions designed to reduce risk of transmission of COVID-19 to staff and visitors who are engaging in the delivery or use of&nb...

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    Performance Management for Supervisors

    The main purpose of performance management is to guide, support, and develop each employee, providing a consistent and comprehensive experience for their staff. It is an ongoing, collaborative process between supervisor and employee that aims to esta...

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    REALM Project Round 1 Test Results Available

    As part of the REALM Project’s Phase 1 research, Battelle has conducted a natural attenuation study to provide information on how long some commonly circulated library materials would need to be quarantined prior to being returne...

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    COVID-19 Civil Legal Resources Organized by State

    A collection of links for each state related to COVID-19 civil legal information. Questions related to unemployment, debt/money issues, foreclosures and evictions, or family stressors are all on the rise due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Libraries ...

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    REALM Project: Systematic Literature Review

    The REopening Archives, Libraries, and Museums (REALM) Project is conducting literature reviews to help define the scope of the project’s research and the information needs of libraries, archives, and museums. The first review has been completed by r...

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    Training for Library Supervisors

    The Supervisor Success Committee of ALA’s Learning Round Table exists to coordinate professional development activities around the topic of supervisory training. Their vision is for every library to have well-trained supervisors.

    The Committee...