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Resources for reopening

Updated: Feb 25, 2021

We have gathered resources that may help libraries as they re-open after lockdown:

Libraries Connected recovery toolkit

Reopening risk assessment for libraries, from BHIB Charities Insurance

Tips on library signage in a pandemic from US-based Super Library Marketing

Unlocking libraries - Council for Learning Resources in Colleges (CoLRiC) Guidance for post lockdown reopening

Designing Libraries special feature on re-configuring library spaces:

CILIP Coronavirus information page:

Libraries Connected responding to Covid-19 page:

Guidance from CILIP to inform discussions between school library staff and school leadership about the safe re-commencement of physical and digital library services in primary and secondary schools.

The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) provides useful examples of different approaches around the world:

Your Library is Reopening: How to Communicate New Rules to Your Staff and the Public During a Pandemic - blog post from the US

Checklist for reopening libraries, from the Australian Library and Information Association:

Digital resources to help libraries through the Coronavirus Pandemic, from the Scottish Library and Information Council:

Please note SWRLS is not responsible for the content of external links and inclusion does not necessarily indicate endorsement.


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