We know that everything that has been happening has been going very quickly and has been stressful and anxiety inducing for many of our members. We therefore wanted to pass along a few resources that we have found in response to the current situation from the Library community. 

ACRL sent out this message about upcoming webinars:

ALA and ACRL are committed to supporting our members, staff, and all librarians and library workers during these uncertain times. Now more than ever, academic and research librarians and libraries are essential to a thriving global community of learners and scholars. Whether you are working on campus or supporting your community remotely, ACRL has a variety of easily accessible options for free online professional development to help you build your skills during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Join us this week for a series of three free ACRL Presents webcasts covering topics directly related to online instruction during the COVID-19 pandemic. Sign up for each webcast at the links in the titles and recordings of all of these will be available on our YouTube channel and social media as soon as possible after the live events.

Tuesday, March 17, 2020: “Information Literacy at a (Social) Distance: Strategies for Moving Online.” – 3:00-4:00 pm Central.

Wednesday, March 18, 2020: “Pandemic Pedagogy: Resources for Library Instruction at a Distance” – 1:00 – 2:00 pm Central. 

Friday, March 20, 2020: “Copyright for Campus Closures: Exploring the Copyright Issues around Moving Instruction and Reference Online” – 1:00 2:00 pm Central.

Visit ACRL Insider for more details on ACRL resources and make sure to visit the ALA Pandemic Preparedness page for more resources on COVID-19.

There is a meeting set up for March 17th that might interest some of you: The Library COVID 19 Solidarity Network.

Additionally, Heather G Fisher from Saginaw Valley State University sent the below resources to collib:

Here are a few Google docs being crowd sourced with info…
Higher Ed School Closures due to COVID-19:https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1NtVvvictGDxNNurS6I4RdRWf1Jq3RfVaeVZmxdhtKv8/edit#gid=0 Remote Teaching Resources for Business Continuity:https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1VT9oiNYPyiEsGHBoDKlwLlWAsWP58sGV7A3oIuEUG3k/htmlview?usp=sharing&sle=true What Libraries Are Planning re: COVID-19:https://docs.google.com/document/d/1OrkubjJLzidMBT9atz5GJmJQoF4aWPEuPEpjdL84Cgc/edit#

Let us know how we can support you during this time through dissemination of resources and more.

Take care,
Your ACRL NM Officers


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