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    Free June Webinars for Library Staff

    As we head into the summer months, and as libraries look to open up their spaces and reinstate services, hopefully you can set aside some time to join a live or recorded webinar. This month brings 72 webinars and one online mini conference, covering ...

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    Thinking Outside: Libraries and Placemaking in Pandemic Times

    As libraries begin to consider offering services and programming in new or reimagined ways, some are looking at how to use outdoor spaces as a way to connect and engage with their communities. From parking lots to baseball diamonds, there are public ...

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    REALM Project: Happening Now

    REopening Archives, Libraries and Museums (REALM) is a research partnership between OCLC, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and Battelle to create and distribute science-based information and recommended practices designed to reduce the r...

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    Social Library, Cooking Edition

    Each day we discover new ways libraries are expanding their online offerings in response to this challenging time. In this latest edition of our Social Library series, we're highlighting examples of online cooking classes! There are classes for kids,...

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    Library Storytimes during COVID-19 – Connecting with Families

    In part two of a two-part series, Saroj Ghoting, early childhood literacy consultant, looks at ways to connect with families during virtual storytimes, to share tips and support with parents and caregivers.

    Now that you've engaged w...

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    OCLC, IMLS, and Battelle COVID-19 Research Partnership update: REALM Project site launches

    REopening Archives, Libraries and Museums (REALM) is a research partnership between OCLC, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and Battelle to create and distribute science-based information and recommended practices designed to reduce the r...

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    Library Storytimes during COVID-19 – a Different Kind of Connection

    In part one of a two-part series, Saroj Ghoting, early childhood literacy consultant, looks at ways to adjust storytimes for virtual engagement.

    One of the most cherished library programs for young children and their families is ...

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    Recap: Libraries and the COVID-19 Crisis, OCLC Virtual Town Hall

    The COVID-19 crisis has disrupted the personal and professional lives of library staff everywhere. As libraries respond to rapidly evolving information and guidelines, building closures, and loss of resources, staff are turning to new, virtual ways t...

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    Social Library, Volume 155

    As communities continue to stay "safe at home" during the COVID-19 pandemic, libraries are finding ways to creatively respond with online options. These five examples in our Social Library series, include two libraries that reached out to u...

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    More Buy-In = Better Marketing

    The people at OCLC really get what True Marketing is all about, and they generously share their wisdom via many live sessions, online events, and publications across the world. I attended one of their special sessions in February because it covered a...