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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 https://www.librariesconnected.org.uk/resource/lib...

Reopening risk assessment for libraries, from BHIB Charities Insurance https://tinyurl.com/y8hyld4x

Tips on library signage in a pandemic from US-based Super Library Marketing https://superlibrarymarketing.com/2020/06/15/how-t...

Unlocking libraries - Council for Learning Resources in Colleges (CoLRiC) Guidance for post lockdown reopening https://kfh.libraryservices.nhs.uk/wp-content/uplo...

Designing Libraries special feature on re-configuring library spaces: http://designinglibraries.org.uk/index.asp?PageID=...

CILIP Coronavirus information page: https://www.cilip.org.uk/news/493378/CILIP-Coronav...

Libraries Connected responding to Covid-19 page: https://www.librariesconnected.org.uk/page/respond...

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. https://www.cilip.org.uk/news/news.asp?id=506793

The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) provides useful examples of different approaches around the world: https://www.ifla.org/covid-19-and-libraries#reopen...


Your Library is Reopening: How to Communicate New Rules to Your Staff and the Public During a Pandemic - blog post from the US https://superlibrarymarketing.com/2020/05/18/reope...


Checklist for reopening libraries, from the Australian Library and Information Association: https://read.alia.org.au/australian-libraries-resp...


Digital resources to help libraries through the Coronavirus Pandemic, from the Scottish Library and Information Council: https://scottishlibraries.org/staff-development/di...

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

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