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Library Use and Survey Results with Video

  • 1.  Library Use and Survey Results with Video

    Posted 06-22-2020 10:48
    Colleagues,  There is much concern about re-opening libraries.  Below are a couple things developed by ALA on this issue.  The Video noted provides some results of Mid-May Survey with 3800 respondents from a variety of libraries....Public, Academic and Specialized.  Hope this helps in planning and decisions. Are there any surveys from SLA Communities that can be shared?

    Sharon

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    Survey: Libraries examine phased building re-opening, prepare summer programs

    Most years, June marks a shift for students from classroom learning and research to summer vacations, internships, and packed public libraries for reading and learning programs. This year is different, and libraries are rising to the challenge.

    A new American Library Association (ALA) survey of U.S. libraries documents a shift in services to support students, faculty, and communities at large during the crisis and phased preparations for the months ahead. While virtually all libraries (99%) report limited access to the physical building, survey respondents shared leaps in the use of digital content, online learning, and virtual programs. More than 3,800 K-12 school, college and university, public and other libraries from all 50 states responded to the survey between May 12-18.
    Survey: Libraries examine phased building re-opening, prepare summer programs

    Survey: Libraries examine phased building re-opening, prepare summer programs



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    Vivemo video Moving Forward: Key Findings from New Libraries' COVID-19 Response SurveyMoving Forward: Key Findings from New Libraries' COVID-19 Response Surveyhttp://www.ala.org/united/survey  

    A 13-minute video overview of the survey results can be viewed at Libraries Respond: COVID-19 Survey Results Overview

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    Sharon Lenius
    [Federal Librarian - Retired]
    leniussa@gmail.com
    'Tolle Lege!' ('Take up and read')
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