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    Small and Rural Librarians: Leading the Way in Online Conferences

    As part of the public health response to the coronavirus, most face-to-face conferences scheduled for upcoming months have been cancelled, with many opting for online conferences. For instance, the Society for Public Health Education’s annual confere...

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    Social Library, Volume 154

    The COVID-19 pandemic continues to be front of mind in both our personal and professional lives and we're seeing a tremendous amount of activity on social media from libraries that are finding innovative ways to adapt to social distancing requirement...

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    Youth Programming Goes Virtual—Storytimes, Crafts, Teen Activities, and More

    As libraries and schools close their physical spaces in response to COVD-19 and CDC recommendations for physical distancing, educators and library staff alike are moving learning and programming to digital platforms. Assembled below is a list of reso...

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    Free April Webinars for Library Staff

    As library staff and their communities move online for their learning, it's perhaps no surprise that there are a wealth of opportunities available this month! With 100 webinars and an online conference, covering 22 topic areas, you're sure to find so...

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    Small and Rural Libraries in Tourism Economies: Part 2

    In part 2 of the series, Audrey Dingler, from Cape May County Library, and Noah Lenstra, from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, explore how libraries assess community needs in relation to outdoor tourism and recreation economies, and ex...

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    Rural Libraries Connect Communities to Legal Aid

    Many rural and frontier communities are facing a shortage of attorneys. Legal aid organizations are increasingly partnering with public libraries in these areas to help people in rural communities connect virtually to free legal services. In this vid...

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    Libraries Respond to COVID-19: Keeping Your Hours Current in Online Searches

    To help curtail the further spread of COVID-19 in their communities, many libraries have canceled programs and other events, or have closed entirely for a period. The recent—and in many cases abrupt—changes to programs and hours may not be immed...

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    Social Library, COVID-19 Edition

    Our lives and libraries are increasingly impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak. We're using this edition of our Social Library series to highlight a handful of examples of how libraries are communicating with their communities and innovative ways they're...

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    Small and Rural Libraries in Tourism Economies: Part 1

    Audrey Dingler, from Cape May County Library, and Noah Lenstra, from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, reflect on preliminary research into how rural counties with outdoor tourism and recreation economies benefit from population sta...

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    Libraries and the Coronavirus: Evolving Information and Resources

    The COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak is having a global impact, and affecting local communities. Staff in libraries of all types, geographic locations, and sizes are learning the facts about this public health crisis and helping to inform their patron...