Resources for Libraries

Below are resources for library staff, and include information on:
COVID-19 Information | Mental Health and Wellness | Digital Resources | Programming Resources | Professional Development | Re-Opening Resources | Helpful Articles and Other Links

Find resources to share with patrons on the Parkland website, COVID-19 Resources page

COVID-19 Information

World Health Organization
Government of Canada
Government of Alberta
Alberta Health Services
Resources for Small Business affected by COVID-19
CDC- Talking with Children about Coronavirus Disease
Folio article, How to Find Good COVID-19 Information

Mental Health and Wellness

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health resource page
Alberta Health Services- Help in Tough Times page
Wellness Together Canada
Canadian Mental Health Association – Mental Health Resources
Parkland Regional Library, Niche Academy- Mental Health Awareness and COVID-19
Mindfulness for Librarians

Find more resources in our Email Updates section!

Digital Resources

Project Gutenberg– free eBooks
Librivox– free public domain audiobooks

Programming Resources

Programming Resources & Online Storytimes
Storytime Online (jbrary)- Storytime Online Resources list
Storytime Online– videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books
Programming Librarian blog
Outdoor Winter Programming Ideas
Virtual Programming Ideas for Seniors

Copyright & Permissions
Access Copyright Permissions
Kate Messner Blog– a listing of publisher guidelines for fair use for Online Storytime
PRL Blog post- Copyright for Story Times
SJL COVID-19 Publisher Information Directory

Professional Development

PD Resources
PRL Niche Academy
Parkland PD Collection Items (Leap searching tip: Limit your search to collection > PRL non-fiction)

Webinars Archive- visit link to watch recordings.

Health and Safety 101: COVID-19 Pandemic Edition Webinar- August 20th
While employers navigate conducting business during the pandemic, they have questions about how to get things “right”, and how to support employees and members of the public. This webinar on Thursday, August 20 at 12 pm includes best practice advice for Canadian employers to manage their health and safety concerns during this pandemic. Topics include: how to keep employees safe; what if employees and customers refuse to wear masks; can employees refuse unsafe work due to COVID-19?

Niche Academy Webinar: Re-opening Lives with the Library

Webjunction- Online Reference and the Open Web: Boosting Strategies and Sources
With a pandemic impacting community information needs in a multitude of ways, and with library services shifting increasingly to online formats, it’s time to boost your online reference and curation skills with expert strategies and sources. In this webinar, infoDOCKET’s Gary Price will highlight free, quality, open web sources to help you meet your community’s changing information needs.

Re-Opening Resources

International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions- COVID-19 and the Global Library Field blog –re-opening libraries section
REALM– Reopening Archives, Libraries, and Museums Information Hub: a COVID-19 Research Project
Daybreak Alberta- Libraries Still Light the Way, recorded interview
Public Library Pandemic Response- Alberta’s Relaunch Strategy & FAQ
Checklist for Resuming Public Library Service, July Updated Checklist
TAL- Post Shutdown Library Resources
Guidelines for Day Camps

Spotlight on Social Media: How to Craft an Editorial Calendar
Webjunction: Libraries and the Coronavirus, Evolving Information and Resources
Facebook Groups to join for ideas
TAL Online
Online Fundraising Ideas
CORE (Collaborative Online Resources and Education)- Platform for senior serving organizations to improve delivery and service for seniors.
Tips for Dealing with Angry Patrons– Super Library Marketing Video

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Last updated: March 15th, 2021