Military Libraries Division - Open Community

  • 1.  March Update

    Posted 24 days ago
    Greetings to all our SLA/DMIL members!

    I hope everyone is doing well.  We all get a bit insulated.  Even though it has been a mild winter in the Washington, DC area, I know we have members across the country and around the world.  Some have had some severe bouts of bad weather - most recently our neighbors in Tennessee were hit with tornadoes.

    Now we're scrambling to prepare and react to COVID-19.  Below is an update from SLA as well as informational links.

    SLA and DMIL are moving ahead with plans for SLA 2020 in Charlotte, NC in June.  ALA has released a statement that they are still planning for their annual conference in June as well.  Here's a link to the statement from SLA if you haven't seen it already:

    https://connect.sla.org/communities/community-home/digestviewer/viewthread?GroupId=127&MessageKey=844f88dd-4296-4ffd-ac08-60803ac54779&CommunityKey=c2328467-48f8-42c5-b7ad-6c449b63cbb8&tab=digestviewer&ReturnUrl=%2fcommunities%2fcommunity-home%2fdigestviewer%3fCommunityKey%3dc2328467-48f8-42c5-b7ad-6c449b63cbb8

    I know we're looking for good in formation - DMIL member Sharon Lenius shared this:

    Please take the time to view at least some of this excellently organized News Conference* by officials of Fairfax City, Fairfax County, State of Virginia etc.  
    This press conference is from Sunday, Mar 8, 2020 with info that was available at that time. 
    https://youtu.be/C9NtpcNQMGA

    And Past Chair Travis Ferrell shared these links of good information.

    Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) - https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

    Ready.gov's page about how to prepare for a pandemic - https://www.ready.gov/pandemic


    Do take care of yourself and take necessary precautions!

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    David McBee, MLS
    DMIL Chair - 2020
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