Area 3, Parkland Update June 4, 2020


Parkland Update – June 4, 2020

This update includes information on:

  1. Parkland Updates
  2. PLSB Update
  3. ALTA Update
  4. Resources

1. Parkland Updates:

We asked member libraries to share their sources for purchasing PPE. Many libraries are using local sources as much as possible; these include grocery stores, drug stores, breweries, and distilleries. Some staff and volunteers are making fabric masks.
Other vendors libraries have used are Mountain View Cleaning Supplies, Walmart, Education Station, Staples, Carr McLean, Eddies Hangups, Brodart, Loveday on Libraries, and Global Industrial.

Contact your consultant for questions about and guidance on personal protective equipment and library reopening.

What can you learn this month? Check out our recent blog post for some upcoming and recorded webinars.   

2. PLSB Update:

The PLSB hosted a Provincial Public Library Network Nodes roundtable call on Wednesday. Some highlights:

3. ALTA Update:

ALTA Zoom tutorial and AGM

4. Resources:

This Library Journal article presents considerations for libraries as they plan to re-open to the public based on scientific understanding of viruses.

Mental health and returning to the workplace

As we prepare to bring staff back into the workplace, this Conference Board of Canada article addresses what organizations must consider and how employers need to be prepared to support mental health as well as employee safety and physical health.

Diversity and Inclusion Considerations in the COVID-19 Response

Alberta’s Ministry of Culture, Multiculturalism and Status of Women developed the attached Diversity and Inclusion Considerations: In the COVID-19 Response guide that considers how policies, programs and decisions can be responsive to the needs of diverse groups .

Project READY: Reimagining Equity & Access for Diverse Youth free online curriculum

Project READYcurriculum modules were designed to support school and public youth services librarians committed to working toward racial equity. They may be useful for anyone interested in improving their own understanding of racial equity issues.

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Take care, and stay well.

Colleen Schalm
Manager of Library Services
Parkland Regional Library | 5404-56 Ave Lacombe AB T4L 1G1
403.782.3850 ext 266 | 1.800.567.9024 ext 266 |
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