School Library Services during the 2020 Pandemic
As HISD and other area school libraries look to the 2020-2021 school year, the questions about strong library service are many. This page offers librarians tools to refer to as they set goals and work with administrators and families to offer students all they will need as this school year begins with distance learning.
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AASL School Librarian Role in Pandemic Learning Conditions (July 2020) Accompanying Pandemic Resources. (See image below.)
New York City Translation of Practice (2020)
School Libraries and the COVID Slide from EveryLibrary (July 2020)
New York City School Library System. “FREE eBooks ebout Coronavirus / COVID-19.” Last updated 1 Feb 2021.
REALM Project: Reopening Archives, Libraries and Museums - scientific studies of duration
ADVOCACY RESOURCES IN A PANDEMIC YEAR
Corby, Gemma. “How Library Tools Help Schools Overcome Covid Challenge.” TES (formerly the Times (UK) Education Supplement), 6 Oct 2020.
Follett, Britten. “How School Librarians Are Getting Creative in a Pandemic.” eSchool News, 22 Oct 2020. “Libraries may be closed in many districts, but school librarians are using resourcefulness and determination to make sure students are reading.”
Slavin, Carolyn. “Building Relationships in a Pandemic.” TASLTalks blog, 15 Dec 2020. Supporting student internet access from home in rural Texas.
Trudeau, Andrea. “Rethinking the Notion of a School Library in a Time of Crisis.” KQ, 22 Oct 2020.
“Why We Need Libraries Now More Than Ever: In The Age Of Smart-Phone Technology We Might Overlook Just How Valuable Libraries Truly Are.” Libraries 2020, 25 Aug 2020.