COVID-19 Library Resources

Use this guide to help you locate resources for Librarians and some general RI resources as well.

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Library Specific Resources

Office of Library and Information Services (OLIS)

Resources for RI libraries and the public:

Online learning and enrichment resources:

American Libraries Association: Pandemic Preparedness

EveryLibrary: “Resources for Libraries on Coronavirus

Library Journal: COVID-19 & Libraries Coverage

National Network of Libraries of Medicine:A Guide to COVID-19 for Public Libraries

Super Library Marketing:How Libraries are Responding to the Coronavirus Threat and How Your Library Can Prep for Any Crisis

Urban Libraries Council:Coronavirus Resources

On Facebook, in the group Libraries Step Up (in times of crisis), libraries are sharing their responses and resources.

infoDOCKET is maintaining "Library-Related Event Closings, Cancellations and Updated Due to COVID-19 Concerns" (added March 17, 2020)

Rhode Island Resources

RI Department of Health

For the most current information on the coronavirus (COVID-19) and Rhode Island's response, please visit:

Meal sites for children:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

COVID-19 resource page:

Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training (RIDLT)

COVID-19 Fact Sheet:

Rhode Island Commerce

Rhode Island Commerce is providing free tech support, guidance, and funding to small businesses during the COVID-19 emergency:

"Rhode Island Library Association" is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Rhode Island Library Association, P.O. Box 6765, Providence, RI 02940

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