COVID-19 is the official and abbreviated name for Coronavirus Disease 2019 named by World Health Organization (WHO) in February 2020, formerly called 2019-nCov. The virus that causes the outbreak of COVID-19 is named "severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2" or SARS-CoV-2 by the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (ICTV) Coronaviridae Study Group.
NY State Department of Health: includes the latest announcements about the virus, contact information for the department, and other resources on the situation in the state.
CDC on COVID-19: the CDC’s up-to-date report about COVID-19.
A 90-minute OCLC recording, April 13, 2020. The live event featured WebJunction and OCLC Research Library Partnership program staff and four guest panelists from public, academic, special, and school libraries who shared their experiences with the shifting landscape, including how libraries are moving services, programming, and learning online.
The latest information from the CDC about COVID-19, from March 24, 2020.
Whether you are working remotely or within the library building, COVID-19 has changed the way we work and live. In a profession where the desire to serve the public often subsumes the needs of library workers, our panelists will share strategies for self-care as well as tips for overcoming challenges related to (re)creating a work-life balance that can be done for free, remotely or in the building. Presented by the NLM, recorded April 28, 2020.
Settling in for the possibility of an extended shelter-in-place order, use these six “Daily Quarantine Questions” to help structure your days—and check in with yourself, to make sure you're doing OK. From the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley.
IDS Project COVID-19 Resources: includes information, updates, and trainings from Atlas Systems ILLiad, OCLC, Ex Libris (Rapid), as well as additional webinars and information.
IMLS: The Institute of Museum and Library Services' COVID-19 Updates.
OCLC COVID-19 Resources: Information, resources,and support during the COVID-19 crisis.
OCLC Partners Free eContent: OCLC is maintaining a growing list of this freely available content from such partners as Elsevier, Cambridge University Press, and the American Medical Association. They continue to update this list as new information becomes available, so please check back often.
WebJunction: 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 patrons. Last update, April 28, 2020.
Presented by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS),
Preservation and Conservation at Yale University Library: COVID-19 and Collections: a LibGuide from Yale University on preservation and conservation of items during the time of COVID-19
COVID-19: Safety Tips for Reopening Your Library, from DEMCO. This webinar discusses the reopening of libraries, with an empasis on good signage, kindness, and being okay with "grey areas". Helpful time markers: only approx: 2 min intro. thoughts, 9 min basic COVID facts, 16 min virus prevention, 21:20 patrons, 26:50 customer service desks, 29:30 books, 34:35 curbside pickup/deliver then special poulations, 36:40 cleaning other stuff, 37:35 bathrooms, 43:15 dealing with staff.
Are you, like many others, working from home right now? This sudden shift of work may find you feeling less focused and productive. This webinar will provide some practical tips such as: Suggestions for working at home with children; Focusing through tech distractions; Suggestions for focusing; Prioritizing your work-at-home tasks: Deep vs Shallow Work. Recorded 4/23/2020. Presented by SCRLC. with Carrie Rogers-Whitehead.
At the home office, it's easy for you to become your own worst enemy. Here is a compilation of work-at-home tips and tricks from WFH professionals. From HubSpot.