May 22, 2022

U.S. Goverment: FEDLINK Release “Federal Library Reopening Plans” Report


Two FEDLINK working groups, Leadership and Research and Metrics, have authored a new report on how federal libraries, across a range of government agencies, plan to reopen their libraries in response to COVID-19.  In collaboration with the National Science Foundation (NSF) Library, who was developing a similar survey of academic, federal, and public libraries, FEDLINK and the NSF Library agreed to combine their questions to collaborate on a standalone federal library survey and contribute to the broader NSF report.

Topics of the Federal Libraries Reopening Plans report include approaches to managing physical collections, reconfiguring library operations and staffing plans, and welcoming patrons back into their libraries.

Direct to Full Text Report: Federal Libraries Reopening Plans
24 pages; PDF.

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Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.