Learning Together in a time of Covid: Conversation-Based Librarian Professional Development

Description

Explore the experience and impacts of remote professional development conversations undertaken by Greater Victoria Public Library librarians during the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn how GVPL librarians used assigned learning topics and workshops to structure conversations that led to improved communication, connection, morale, and mental wellness. As well, find out how we’re applying these lessons to the post-pandemic future, using the improved communication, system-wide knowledge sharing, and sense of internal community to explore future-focused topics and expand librarians' professional skills.

Author

Caitlin Ottenbreit (she/her), Niki Sutherland (she/her), & Deborah van der Linde (she/her)
Conference

Conference Year

2021
Materials
Presentation Audience
Presentation Format

Thinking Outside the COVID Box

Description

A talk by Rena Traxel (she/her) Community Services Librarian, Parkland County Libraries Reaching our communities during times of COVID has challenged us to push outside our normal routines, find innovative ways to continue outreach, and pull together to meet the needs of our publics. From walking book clubs to curbside concerts; come learn about what worked, what didn’t, and everything in between.

Author

Rena Traxel
Conference

Conference Year

2021
Materials

Calmar Public Library

Description

From the document: 
 

The Calmar Public Library will only open for Public access after approval from the Minister of Municipal Affairs – Public Library Services Branch, and in agreement with The Town of Calmar Library Board and Library Manager.
Manager assessment of the following key factors will determine degree of Phase and level of services:

  • -  Current public health situation
  • -  Staff comfort with increasing services
  • -  Staff availability
  • -  Operational capacity

The Calmar Public Library will follow all restrictions and guidelines as recommended by Alberta Health officials.
Tentative date for re-opening is Tuesday, July 6th.

 

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Source Library

Hinton Municipal Library Relaunch Strategy

Description

From the document: 
INTRODUCTION
The Library will resume services under the guidance of directives provided by the Government of Alberta and Alberta Health.
In order to be able to meet the mission of the library and provide services to the community, the Library will follow the Mandatory Safety Standards for Workplaces as established by the Chief Medical Officer of Health such as:

  • Implement practices to minimize the risk of transmission of infection among attendees.
  • Provide procedures for rapid response if an attendee develops symptoms of illness.
  • Comply, to the extent possible with the Workplace Guidance for Business Owners.

Training Guide File

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Source Library

Stony Plain Public Library Re-Opening Plan

Description

From the document: 
 

This plan takes into consideration these key principles:

  1. Ensuring staff and public safety is the first priority
  2. Mitigating potential viral transmissions is the best method of ensuring that safety, as such
    the following information has to be considered:
    o COVID-19istransmittedprimarilythroughcontactwithinfecteddroplets o Asymptomaticindividualscanbeavectorforviraltransmission
    o Thereisemergingevidenceforlimitedaerosoltransmission
    (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7267124/)

 

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Millet Library Post Pandemic Service Policies

Description

From the document: 
The intent of this document is to create a roadmap for the closure and reopening of the Millet Public Library during a pandemic, to ensure the health and safety of staff and patrons based on the recommendations of the Alberta Government and Alberta Health Services.

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Source Library

Yellowhead Regional Library - Library Reopening Guide

Description

A guide for Yellowhead Regional Library's Members for reopening after lockdown restrictions are lifted. 
Topics include:

  • Key Messages
  • Before You Reopen
  • Reopening Scenarios:
    • Staff on Site Closed to the Public
    • Staff return to work. libraery still closed
    • Library open to stafd, limited service available to the public
    • Additional Restrictions Lifted
    • Full Public Service Restored
Resource Topic

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