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Policy and Procedure Resources
Sample policies and guides to help your library make decisions and develop its own.
OSHA COVID-19 Webpage
Advice from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) on workplace preparation, preventing worker exposure to COVID-19, etc.
ALA Pandemic Preparedness Resources for Libraries
Various useful resources for libraries facing the COVID-19 outbreak including guidance on topics to include in an individual library's policy, news, and federal, state, and local resources.
FDLP (Federal Depository Library Program)
The FDLP homepage has links to numerous government resources on COVID-19 including guidance documents for depository libraries.
Society of American Archivists: Archivists at Home
Developed by the SAA Accessibility and Disability Section, this guide provides support and guidance for all types of archival labor and could also be of great use to libraries or other cultural institutions.
Society of American Archivists: Documenting in Times of Crisis Resource Kit
If your organization decides to document the effect of COVID-19 on its community, the tools in this kit provide guidance and can be customized for local use.
ALIA Multi-Lingual Communication Resources
The Australian Library and Information Association is compiling translated signage and text in many languages to support libraries communicating their COVID-19 closures and online services with linguistically diverse communities.
American Libraries: How to Sanitize Collections in a Pandemic
Advice from conservators on cleaning, sanitizing, and keeping collections safe while also avoiding damaging materials.
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