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ALA Connect Live: Reopening - Shared screen with speaker view
James Fahey
32:24
Greetings. James from Plainsboro Public Library and Rutgers MLIS program
Maggie Farrell
32:54
Hi everyone from UNLV, Las Vegas NV
Steven Yates
33:02
Hello from Tuscaloosa, AL!
Joyce Valenza
33:06
Joyce from Philly and Rutgers MI program!
Cynthia Busse
33:37
Hello from Portland, Oregon
Leslie L Morgan
33:42
Leslie L. Morgan from Northern Indiana
Joy Whitfield
33:48
Durham, NC
Sierra Campbell
33:48
Hello from Chicago
Roxana Rathbun
33:49
Hello from Ohio!
Tiffany Day
33:49
Memphis, TN
Laurel Bliss
33:51
Hello from San Diego!
Zully Cuellar
33:52
Hello from Honduras
ZAINAB IDDRISS
33:53
Hi everyone, this is Zainab Iddriss from Ghana, West Africa
K Jackson
33:56
Hello from Brooklyn Public Library :0)
Barbara Stripling
33:58
Barb from Philly
Michelle Jones
33:58
Columbus, GA
Jen Clifton
34:03
Hello from Indianapolis!
Gwyneth Jelinek
34:09
Hello from Fayetteville, AR
Emily Graham
34:09
Hello from Portland, Maine!
Christine Gerrish
34:09
Hello from Glen Carbon, IL
Tonya Dority
34:10
Hi from Augusta, GA
Joyce Abbott
34:25
Mesa, AZ!
Nina Mentzel
34:26
Hello from Spearfish, SD
Elizabeth Holmes
34:27
Hello from Rhode Island.
Michelle Jeske
34:31
Hi everyone from Denver!
Sarah Cairns
34:32
Hi from McMaster University Library in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Melissa Walling, Staff
34:50
Read Julius’ letters from the road from his tour: http://www.ala.org/advocacy/holding-space
Kathleen Sheppard
34:52
Hello from Los Angeles, CA!
Kandice Gates
35:02
Hello from Canton, GA
paula singer
35:05
Hi from Baltimore, MD!
Tracie Hall
35:13
Welcome everyone! Hello from Chicago, IL
Heather Mays
35:14
Hello! I'm from Baltimore, MD BCPL
Sheryl Reyes, Staff
35:20
For closed captioning, you can click on the following link. A new window will open that would allow you to modify the font/size of the text - https://www.streamtext.net/player?event=CFI-ALA
Kathy Lester
35:23
Hello from Plymouth, Michigan!
Julie Liedtke
35:41
Hello from Cuyahoga County, Ohio!
Lessa Pelayo-Lozada
36:21
Hi from San Pedro, CA!
Sheryl Reyes, Staff
36:23
For closed captioning, you can click on the following link. A new window will open that allows you to modify the font/size of the text - https://www.streamtext.net/player?event=CFI-ALA
Nora Conte
36:56
Hello from Hollister in San Benito County
Melissa Walling, Staff
37:21
Read Julius' letters from the road: http://www.ala.org/advocacy/holding-space
John Page
37:26
Hello from John Page
Ryan Tamares
37:28
Hello from Silicon Valley, California
annmarie braithwaite
37:32
Hello from Bronx, New York
Tanja Scott
37:46
Looking for ideas on the Hybrid model since we won’t have classes in the library when remote teaching ends.
Hilda Weisburg
37:52
I think I only sent this to panelists. Meant to share with all. This is Hilda from Central New Jersey (near the shore.)
Mary Quinn
39:40
Hello from Jersey City
Amelia Spann
39:44
Hi from a Syracuse University iSchool student in Lafayette, CO.
Marissa Bazan
41:19
Hello from Wisconsin
Heather Bagley-Rowe
41:20
Pandemic Resources for School Librarianshttp://www.ala.org/aasl/about/pandemic
Sherice White
41:46
I did the same thing HIlda, trying again. Hi from NYC reppin for the NYPL. Possible ALA Member
Diana Hernandez
41:52
Hello Diana from NYPL, Bronx NY
Diane Chen
41:59
Hello from Nashville, TN. Our students and teachers want the libraries open physically but they are valuing out technology support and digital resources.
Joseph Octaviano
42:43
much better! :-)
Victoria Flores
42:56
thank you
Kathy Lester
43:24
This AASL document from the Pandemic Resources webpage is particularly helpful: http://www.ala.org/aasl/sites/ala.org.aasl/files/content/advocacy/SchoolLibrarianRolePandemic_Resources_Chart_200713.pdf
Kathleen Sheppard
43:45
Blended learning certification previously was beneficial as Teacher Librarian
Allison Mackley
43:59
Hi! from Hershey, PA!
Kathleen Sheppard
45:18
We have been essential instructional partners I've seen
Sarah Walsh
46:34
The problem with seeing teachers as essential workers is that teachers are then expected to solve systemic societal shortfalls at the expense of their health, and that's not something most educators signed up for
carol philips
47:01
Representing central New Jersey!
Tara Johnson
47:50
Hello Michelle! From an old NYPL colleague!
Rose Ceballos
50:10
Hi Tara!
Arpita Bose
50:39
Hi, everyone, I am in Brooklyn, NY at a hospital library.
Viviette White
50:53
Hello from Charlotte Mecklenburg Library! School Librarians are so important for connecting your students with our public libraries with needed resources and what I call literacy friendships. The students know us public Librarians by name and look forward to seeing us after school. Thank you all School Librarians for keeping our connections with the community families so vital.
Tina Coleman
50:58
Hi everyone - just a reminder that you can post questions in chat or in the Q&A window
Andrew Pace
52:16
Details on REALM: Reopening Archives, Libraries, and Museums: https://www.webjunction.org/explore-topics/COVID-19-research-project.html
Tina Coleman
52:35
@rhonda Frevert - I see that your hand is raised. Do you have a question you'd like to add to the chat or Q&A?
Crystal Carrazco
52:51
Hi Caroline - We noticed you had a hand raised. Is there anything we can help you with?
Marj Atkinson
53:15
Community college libraries, too - we have Early College HS students, so we rely on school and public librarians and refer students there, especially since currently our college is not lending materials.
Tanja Scott
53:42
Current recommendation from REALM for library books is to let them sit and quarantine for four days.
Jim Neal
55:08
I serve on the REALM Executive Steering Committee. Two very important reports coming next week. Test 4 results on Covid persistence on another set of library materials. And an expanded literature review on library and museum materials handling.
Tina Coleman
55:36
Hi, @Kathryn Phillip - I see your hand is raised. Do you have a question to add to the chat or the Q&A?
Tanja Scott
55:38
Thanks for doing this Jim!
Beth Goodrich
56:13
Have any libraries invited volunteers back to work in the library prior to reopening? What does that look like? Do volunteers sign waivers if they choose to work? Are they given limited access to the building? Do you limit the number of volunteers coming in at one time? Have you changed the types of work volunteers do?
Freya Anderson
56:26
Yes, Tanya, but longer for some other library materials...and shorter for some archival ones. Talking Books libraries are looking at 5+ days. Also, +1 on the thanks!
Andrew Pace
56:37
That was great
Heather Bagley-Rowe
56:42
Thank you, Michelle & Kathy!!
Monoara Begum
56:59
Hello everyone
Marj Atkinson
57:48
I understand the REALM study, but just because a virus exists on a book, what is the likelihood of actual transmission? I have not read in details the study methodology.
Deb Sica
58:00
Thank you, MIchelle, This is exactly all the thoughts and feelings that we have been having since March. Your summary speaks volumes.
Carolyn Brooks
58:20
We have volunteers back, one at a time, only during closed hours (we are fully open to the public) as our volunteers are mostly seniors.
Lindsey Tanner
58:42
Our school, in Northeast Ga, is meeting face-to-face, but we are not allowing any volunteers as of yet.
Jim Neal
58:53
There is lots of information on the REALM site on the scientific methodology.
Jennifer Hudgeons
59:08
Our school is open for face-to-face. Only students and employees are allowed on campus. Absolutely no volunteers or community members are allowed at this time.
Hong Ha
59:24
Pop up laptop = We set up tents in our parking lot and provide Chromebooks for people to use with free printing. No library card or appointment required. Walk up.
Beth Goodrich
59:26
Thank you, Michelle. It's good for me to hear what other are doing.
Marissa Bazan
59:28
Volunteers are mostly of older populations here, so they are choosing not to return yet.
Darla Wegener
59:34
No volunteers in our buildings, except the leaders of the Friends group.
Tracie Hall
59:42
Great question!
Lessa Pelayo-Lozada
59:43
Our library is allowing volunteers, but only for the Friends of the Library internet book sales.
Tanja Scott
01:00:01
What is the latest research on nuts-and-bolts for libraries in schools? I’ve read it may not be safe for us to conduct lessons in multiple classrooms re: exposure to viral loads presented by ample carriers, our students.
Tanja Scott
01:00:17
RE: hybrid model in schools
Heather Bagley-Rowe
01:00:51
As a school librarian, I go to my principal/head of School to request agenda time at faculty/department meetings
Curtis Williams
01:01:17
We are not currently allowing volunteers in our facilities due to liability concerns.
Amber Allen
01:01:29
@Hong Ha do you have any staff out there with the laptops? We had considered having laptops outside and “locking” them to the tables. How are you handling that?
Hilda Weisburg
01:01:56
Also document what you do. Save "testimonials" from teachers and then share with administrators to inform them about how pro-active teachers (and you) have been in meeting the needs of students.
Darla Wegener
01:02:14
When open and masks are still required. Patrons not wearing masks will only be able to have curbside service. Staff must wear masks when within six feet of each other or in open office areas where others are working.
Kathleen Sheppard
01:02:14
Teacher Librarians are on site leadership; encouraged to attend virtual department meetups; use co-teach in LMS as well; Get access school-wide to LMS
Hong Ha
01:02:21
@Amber. Yes, two staff members. We also take that opportunity to provide 1-on-1 help. No locks needed so far.
Erin Verbick
01:02:27
I was told that if people refuse to wear masks or let us know they have an exemption, we can provide curbside service as it is a reasonable accommodation in accordance with the ADA.
Kathy Lester
01:02:31
@Tanja - I think that it depends on the number of cases in your local area as well as the ability to social distance within each class.
Elizabeth Vaccaro
01:02:49
Fomites have been proven not to be a spreader of Covid. The REALM studies are excellent research about the presence of the virus, but have they gone further to determine if someone could develop a case from touching a trace of a virus.
Tina Coleman
01:02:51
Hi, @Merlene Nembhard - I see that your hand is raised. Do you have a questions you'd like to add to the chat or the Q&A?
Roxana Rathbun
01:02:56
My library system requires us to let the patron know that it is a state mandate to wear a mask in public areas, however if they state they have a medical condition, then we ask no more questions and just ask them to maintain a 6 foot distance. I wish we could hand masks out for those who forget theirs, I hate having to tell people they have to leave because of this
Mike Marlin
01:03:03
California State Library also not allowing volunteers. We will probably re-initiate volunteer engagement when we open to the public, whenever that will be.
Amber Allen
01:03:15
Thank you, Hong!
Darla Wegener
01:03:23
We will be handing out masks as well.
Jessica C Williams
01:03:40
We have too many people not wearing them correctly.
Sarah Schroeder
01:03:43
Are k-12 libraries loaning out books to students? Teachers I have talked to don't know anything about what their libraries are doing.
Michelle Jeske
01:03:55
@Hong, thanks for answering questions! :)
Victoria Flores
01:03:59
We are still completely virtual.
Marissa Bazan
01:04:05
We have folks wearing them incorrectly, too. Which is causing stress for staff.
Carolyn Brooks
01:04:05
We require masks (we are fully open to the public) however, if they state they are medically exempt we cannot refuse service, and have to allow them in if they refuse curbside service. There have not been very many of them but we are monitoring incidences very closely with our Public Health dept.
Hilda Weisburg
01:04:13
Does anyone have signs showing how to wear masks properly.
Tanja Scott
01:04:19
@Kathy Our schedule may not even allow for us to provide a specialist time so I’m looking for other ways to do book check out, etc., since kids can’t be in the library and would most likely stay with their teachers all day. I’m at the point where I might not know enough yet but just looking for ideas to get a plan ready for my admin.
Melissa Walling, Staff
01:04:27
ALA has aggregated various COVID-19 Recovery resource for libraries: http://www.ala.org/tools/covid-19-recovery
Alexandra Power
01:04:32
At our libraries, there are security officers to enforce mask wearing.
Lindsey Tanner
01:04:39
My k-5 school is loaning books, but they are quarantined for 5 days before they are accessible to other students
Kathleen Sheppard
01:04:51
@Ruth Reif Have you reached out to your state library association? CSLA is working with the CA department of education to share "Why library staffs are essential"
Michelle Jeske
01:04:54
We learn so much from each other - we’re all learning together!
Annelisa Purdie
01:05:17
We are also noticing that there are people coming in who are not wearing the masks completely; not covering their noses, having it around their necks, and so on.
Victoria Flores
01:06:04
Mask are mandatory to staff, faculty and students visiting the campus. We also supply maks
ZAINAB IDDRISS
01:06:25
I'm yet to start working as a Librarian in Ghana here, all libraries are currently closed and I am learning from this program and comment important plans to note for the libraries here to also implement. So well done all!
Melissa Walling, Staff
01:06:27
Learn more about the REALM initiative: https://www.webjunction.org/explore-topics/COVID-19-research-project.html
Elizabeth Vaccaro
01:06:34
Regarding school library checkout - Students browsing books, six feet apart, limited access - isn’t this similar to grocery shopping? It is less than 15 minutes of direct contact. Therefore, if there are few Covid cases in the community, shouldn’t that be safe?
Tanja Scott
01:06:59
Is there a mailing list for ALA Connect so I can get e-mail notices about upcoming webinars?
Tracey Johnson
01:07:01
Hilda W: Here's a poster from CDC about masks: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/cloth-face-covering.pdf
Curtis Williams
01:07:05
Although we are only offering contactless pick up services for hold items we are revising our code of conduct rules to include mask wearing when the time comes to open doors.
Freya Anderson
01:07:23
Yeah, the wearing below the nose thing blows me away. I think sometimes people take them off when they're outside away from others and actually forget to put them back on. They're sometimes actually thankful when reminded.
Kathleen Sheppard
01:07:53
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1l4Q4kRmPhYW97pAGOpATKSH0KXz9Hwcr/view?usp=sharing
Victoria Flores
01:08:03
@tracy thank you for the cdc flyer
Jim Neal
01:08:14
and recent studies confirm that transmission through the nose is much higher than the mouth
anita murphy
01:08:46
There are a bunch of fun pictures on google of dogs where facemask correctly and incorrectly. we have one of those pictures and then along the side we have this statement: Face masks must be worncovering nose and mouth the whole time you are in thelibrary.We will need to ask you to leave if you are unable to comply.Thank you formaking this a safe place to work and visit.Anita MurphyBranch Manager
Tina Coleman
01:10:04
@Tanja Scott - information about the ALA Connect Live sessions are posted each month in the ALA Members Connect Community and we send an email to previous session attendees and current ALA members.
Michele Farrell
01:10:07
Wyoming and Vermont State Libraries made posters about wearing masks.
Melissa Walling, Staff
01:10:09
Here is information on how you can help with voter registration: http://www.ala.org/advocacy/voter-engagement
Melissa Walling, Staff
01:11:31
September is Library Card Sign Up Month: http://www.ala.org/conferencesevents/celebrationweeks/card
Tanja Scott
01:11:35
If we don’t preserve as much of our library systems, etc., as possible, it will be more difficult to return to a “normal” library scene/community.
Viviette White
01:11:52
Here in Charlotte Mecklenburg Library we will be distributing masks to all customers once we start allowing them in the building. CML received 10,000 masks through a gift to the library. We have a table set up at the entrances of our libraries where we have masks, virtual programming information and printed material. If a customer walks up to the table without a face covering and would like to enter the building to pick up a hold, the staff manning the table offers the free mask in order to enter the building. It is a North Carolina state mandate to wear a face covering in public.
Melissa Walling, Staff
01:11:54
Here are tools for your library to participate in Library Card Sign Up Month: http://www.ilovelibraries.org/librariestransform/library-card-sign-up-month-toolkit
Amy Popp
01:13:49
Thank you so much.
Marissa Bazan
01:13:53
Thank you all! :)
Shawnda Hines
01:13:58
ALA is a premier partner of National Voter Registration Day on September 22. Sign up to receive information and resources about hosting voter registration: https://bit.ly/2YDVQ5a.
Melissa Walling, Staff
01:14:14
@Jennifer - you can create an account on that page as well
Monoara Begum
01:14:21
Thank you
Tracie Hall
01:14:22
I'll match that with my Chicago Public Library card!
Melissa Walling, Staff
01:14:38
Learn more about COVID-19 Relief Funding: http://www.ala.org/advocacy/library-funding
Melissa Walling, Staff
01:15:22
If you haven’t already done so, please contact your member of Congress and ask them to cosponsor the Library Stabilization Fund Act. Actually, we’ve just updated the list of cosponsors at ala.org/advocacy/library-funding. If your member already has cosponsored the bill, be sure to thank them.
Emily Vedric
01:15:35
“Having fun isn’t hard, when you’ve got a library card!” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p2WdtpNZjnU
Tracie Hall
01:15:45
We must have greater relief for libraries! We are transitioning our service approaches and need support to facilitate that pivot
Annelisa Purdie
01:15:57
It’s a shame the way that libraries have to constantly fight to be recognized in spite of the necessary work that they do.
Annelisa Purdie
01:16:09
Ah! I remember that “Arthur” episode.
Melissa Walling, Staff
01:16:15
Here is the information on the Library Stabilization Fund Act: http://www.ala.org/advocacy/library-funding
Michelle Jeske
01:16:20
ALA, thanks for your advocacy for our important collective work
Emily Vedric
01:16:20
@annelisa … agreed.
Melissa Walling, Staff
01:18:36
Both Census participation and voter registration rates are lagging in 2020. Here is how your library can help: http://www.ala.org/advocacy/govinfo/census and http://www.ala.org/advocacy/voter-engagement
Melissa Walling, Staff
01:18:58
Sign up to participate in National Voter Registration Day: https://nationalvoterregistrationday.org/2020-nvrd-partner-sign-on/?source=ALA
Melissa Walling, Staff
01:19:24
ALA Census resources: http://www.ala.org/census
Melissa Walling, Staff
01:19:33
ALA voter engagement resources: http://www.ala.org/advocacy/voter-engagement
Melissa Walling, Staff
01:20:08
Ideas for virtual and low contact outreach activities: http://www.ala.org/advocacy/sites/ala.org.advocacy/files/content/govinfo/CensusTips08_Covid-19_web_061920.pdf
Melissa Walling, Staff
01:21:24
Access the Read Along Julius just referenced here: https://www.facebook.com/AmericanLibraryAssociation/videos/363578847972881/?__tn__=-R
Laurel Bliss
01:21:24
Appreciate all the links!
Tracie Hall
01:21:29
@Emily. thanks for sharing the link on library card registration. Cam you resend?
Michelle Jeske
01:21:50
True and so much we can do even outside
Michelle Jeske
01:24:51
Yes, they are but are based on information available from CDC and other public health organizations
Jim Neal
01:25:54
LIS students can help out a lot for virtual services, but onsite may raise liability issues
Tracie Hall
01:27:29
I am very interested information support for public housing.
Deborah Walsh
01:27:41
I teach in an LTA training CC program and make sure now that the projects I assign have a virtual component and that they reach out to their local library to see if any of it can be shared. We've had some takers!
Amelia Spann
01:28:30
Thanks for all of the insights and suggestions!
Melissa Walling, Staff
01:29:05
Hi Julius - we don't have any easy and short questions - so I recommend we wrap up after this
Victoria Flores
01:29:22
I can't hear her
Darla Wegener
01:29:28
Sound issues
Victoria Flores
01:29:28
static
Samantha Thompson-Franklin
01:29:29
Tracie's broadcast seems to be cutting out so it is hard to understand her.
Digna Delgado
01:29:30
Sound is very bad, cant understand...
Sarah Dulay
01:29:32
Tracie, you're breaking up!
Alexandra Power
01:29:32
same here
Kathleen Sheppard
01:29:36
Thank you all presenters and attendees for sharing today
Phyllis Gosier
01:29:40
she is breaking up
Monoara Begum
01:29:44
Do you arrange any training session ?
Heather Mays
01:29:53
Can't understand Tracie at all.
Latanya Jenkins
01:29:57
Audio is breaking up...can someone who can hear type
Latanya Jenkins
01:30:14
what's being said?
Melissa Walling, Staff
01:30:36
Register today for September’s ALA Connect Live: Intellectual Freedom: https://ala-events.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_7ydyic3DT22AA7Uk_IAKrw
Teresa Silva
01:30:42
Thank you
Victoria Flores
01:30:46
Thank you so much!!!
Romelia Salinas
01:30:52
Thank you!
Michelle Jeske
01:30:56
Thanks for being here everyone! So great to hear all the information and see the important connections made via chat
Latanya Jenkins
01:31:01
Thanks Julius.
Karen Schneider
01:31:03
Great session!! Excited that our newest county branch is a drop-off station for ballots :-)
Maggie Farrell
01:31:05
I am still holding space on your bus President Jefferson!
Marissa Bazan
01:31:06
Very much appreciate all everyone does and all that is shared.
Tracie Hall
01:31:08
Hello All; I will be sure to share resources for supporting the information needs of homeless during this period.
Melissa Walling, Staff
01:31:10
Register today for September’s ALA Connect Live: Intellectual Freedom: https://ala-events.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_7ydyic3DT22AA7Uk_IAKrw
Rose Ceballos
01:31:13
Thank you!
Karen Schneider
01:31:15
Thank you President Triple-J!
K Jackson
01:31:20
Thanks so much, this was very informative :0)
Amelia Spann
01:31:30
Thank you all!
Maggie Farrell
01:31:34
Be well all!
Dana Hysell Alongi
01:31:36
Thank you!
Amy Popp
01:31:37
Thank you all!!!!
Kathy Lester
01:31:40
Thank you!
Darla Wegener
01:31:44
Thank you
Michele Fenton
01:31:44
Thanks
Monoara Begum
01:31:50
Thanks
Pamela McClellan
01:31:57
Great session! Thanks!
Curtis Williams
01:32:05
Thank you! Stay safe!
Mary Quinn
01:32:10
See you in September!