From the U. of Virginia Library:
In the spring of 2021, Education and Social Science Research Librarian Ashley Hosbach secured funding from the Jefferson Trust to establish the first pandemic children’s book collection in the country. The resource, located in Brown Science & Engineering Library, is a one-of-a-kind collection standing at the intersection of public health, community advocacy, and education. The criteria for inclusion are that the books must be pro-vaccination, should normalize wearing face masks, promote good hygiene, and establish doctors and scientists as trusted figures.
The collection, which Hosbach has mapped to the Virginia Department of Education Health Standards of Learning for easier classroom integration, is something she hopes educators, counselors, and parents will use locally. Beyond our community, it can serve as a model reference collection, drawing researchers from across the country.
See Also: Collection Guide