A study conducted by Batelle found no SARS-CoV-2 virus (the coronavirus that causes COVID-19) on library materials after 72 hours. The study was an initiative of the REopening Archives, Libraries, and Museums (REALM) project led by OCLC, the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services, and Batelle. The project's goal is to provide science-based information to libraries and museums as they consider reopening amid the pandemic.
The Minitex courier service restarted on Monday, June 22, for those direct courier locations able to accept delivery. Many libraries have different hours, days open, building access locations, and procedures. We will do our best to accommodate all of these changes.
Every week, Minitex receives questions about restarting the courier service. We are eager to start in a manner that is safe for library staff and patrons, and as orderly as possible. Planning is in full force, and Minitex delivery staff began going back into the office on a part-time basis starting this week.
Alyssa Chermak and Rudi Brockfeld share their recent experiences with Library Juice Academy, an online professional development platform offering courses on a wide array of library-related skills.
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