New Report Looks at Public Library Re-Opening Strategies in Europe
From a National Authorities on Public Libraries in Europe (NAPLE) report (July 15, 2020):
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) led to library buildings closing to the public at the start of March 2020. A previous report in April 2020 summarised the measures taken in response to the virus by public libraries in 20 NAPLE member countries, with specific focus on the extent of closures across Europe; the engagement of staff during closures; services offered to the public (both physical and online) while buildings were closed; quarantining of books and other health and safety measures; efforts by libraries to support national healthcare initiatives; and library efforts to address misinformation about the COVID-19 virus.
This follow-up report considers the move towards reopening and, like the previous report, is based on responses from NAPLE members submitted to a shared spreadsheet, and via email, up to July 3 2020. As such it should be seen as a snapshot of this time
Direct to Full Text Report (July 15 ,2020)
(14 pages; PDF)
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Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.