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Wide Open School. Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) Children's library professionals have access to information, resources, and community partnerships that contribute to the development of materials, programs, and services that support families in their library communities.

Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC)

In turn, ALSC supports library professionals in these efforts by providing them with access to timely research in areas such as early literacy and media mentoring, professional development, recommendations for high-quality books and media, and opportunities to connect with an extensive network of library professionals and partner organizations serving youth. These connections build the capacity for library professionals to deliver relevant programming and services to their communities, particularly during times of crises. ALSC encourages parents and caregivers to look to libraries as they consider their options for the education and well-being of their children during a global pandemic and racial unrest. #LookToLibraries for Media Mentorship Tip Sheets ALSC Blog Posts. Tools, Publications & Resources. A pandemic is an outbreak of a disease that occurs over a wide geographic area and affects an exceptionally high proportion of the population.

Tools, Publications & Resources

(Merriam-Webster Online). This page provides information about preparing for a pandemic, including library-specific policy suggestions and more universal resources on pandemic education, prevention and preparation. Some of the resources are specific to seasonal influenza outbreaks and the 2019/2020 COVID-19 pandemic, but can be used more universally to help educate and inform decisions on pandemic prevention and preparedness. NewsLibrary responses to COVID-19Topics to include in an individual library policyProfessional development/training resourcesResources from ALAFederal resourcesState and local resourcesAdditional resources News Below are news items from ALA and other sources regarding Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). Pandemic Resources for School Librarians. School Librarian Role in Pandemic Learning Conditions School librarians fulfill five important roles: instructional partner, teacher, leader, information specialist, and program administrator, all of which highlight the profession’s skill at building relationships and creating an inclusive school culture.

Pandemic Resources for School Librarians

During the COVID-19 pandemic, schools need this librarian skill set more than ever as they adapt to meet the current needs of learners in a constantly changing learning environment. Chart & Resources | Chart Only Resources for Libraries ALA is committed to supporting its members, staff, and all librarians and library workers during these uncertain times and is curating a resource page for the library community. Resources include pandemic prevention, guidance on disinfecting workplaces, and what individual staff and their library users can do to reduce risk of contagion. AASL School Library Surveys AASL Back to School Snapshot Surveys (Fall 2020) First Snapshot (August 5-12) Take the survey. Tools, Publications & Resources. Strong libraries — and a well-supported library workforce — are essential to the recovery of communities devastated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tools, Publications & Resources

This collection of tools, developed and updated by units across the American Library Association, will help communities, library workers, and library supporters plot the best course forward for their libraries. Advocacy & Policy. Copytalk 2020-04-02 - Google Slides. Online Teaching Resources for Teachers and Families. Online Story Time & Coronavirus: It’s Fair Use, Folks.

As your library moves many of its services online in response to the coronavirus pandemic, you may be wondering about the legality of posting recorded story times to your Facebook or YouTube page.

Online Story Time & Coronavirus: It’s Fair Use, Folks

The answer lies in “fair use.” Fair use is an exception to U.S. copyright law (Section 107) or 17 U.S. Code §107 that allows for the use of a protected work without permission. What does fair use allow for when it comes to online story time, and how has the pandemic changed what is allowable? We spoke with Carrie Russell, copyright specialist in ALA’s Public Policy and Advocacy Office, to understand the finer points.

First, can you remind us how copyright applies to story time in “normal” — i.e., non-pandemic — times? During a health crisis like the coronavirus pandemic, online story times benefit society more than ever, so it falls squarely within fair use, experts say. Carrie Russell: Copyright can be frustrating for people who want definitive answers, even with “yes”- or “no”-type questions. Copyright Implications in the COVID-19 World. The next CopyTalk is a timely one: how to manage copyright when everything is suddenly “only digital” for libraries, schools, colleges, and universities that are closed due to the global pandemic.

Copyright Implications in the COVID-19 World

The webinar will include information on Section 108 (the library exception), how to evaluate fair use for digital teaching, how to maintain library services when all content must be delivered digitally for reading and teaching, and more—presented by Brandy Karl and Kyle K. Courtney. Brandy Karl advises Pennsylvania State University Libraries on national and international copyright matters and helps to craft policies to provide the fullest possible access to the Libraries’ collections.

Kyle K. Courtney is the Copyright Advisor for Harvard University, working out of the Office for Scholarly Communication. Tune in Thursday, April 2, at 2:30 pm ET/11:30 am PT. Like this: Like Loading... Categories: Blog Topics, Intellectual Freedom. Publishers Adapt Policies To Help Educators. Digital education tools free to schools.