Area 3, Parkland Update May 14, 2020


Parkland Update May 14, 2020

This update includes information on:

  1. Parkland Updates
  2. Resources

1. Parkland Updates:

Van Delivery Resumption Plan

Many of you are starting to plan for re-opening some limited library services in the Stage 2 relaunch, which may be as early as June 19th according to Premier Kenny.  In anticipation of this:

We will be in touch with library managers in the coming days regarding the specifics of van deliveries and implementing safety measures for moving materials around the system.  

Activities during library closures

What are your library staff doing while physically closed to the public? Check out this crowd-sourced list of projects library staff can work on. Thanks to Rhonda at Stettler Public Library for sharing this list containing lots of great ideas! See the list here.

A Day in the Life of PRL

If you have ever wondered what we get up to here at Parkland, this video is for you! Click here to watch our 3-minute video: A Day in the Life of PRL

COVID-19 Key Considerations for Board Members

The attached COVID-19 checklist offers guidelines from a legal perspective on health and safety, organizational support, costs and support programs, fundraising, and other steps for board members to consider during and following the public health emergency.

2. Resources:

CORE Alberta

On May 10th, the government announced a new online hub called CORE Alberta to coordinate community services for older Albertans and seniors during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. The hub will make it easier for seniors-serving organizations to share resources and coordinate services and will feature:

School Library Journal Webinar

Engagement in Isolation: Keeping Kids and Caregivers Captivated during COVID-19:

These uncertain times have catapulted us into uncharted territories of teaching and learning from a distance. With sudden change comes both innovation and anxiety. How might we continue to support our own, our students, and our families’ engagement in learning and growth during this time of social isolation? Join us as we explore some practical ways to promote literacy (print & digital), social emotional learning, and hands on inquiry during distance learning.

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 2:00-3:00 p.m. ET, 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. PSTAttendees receive a certificate of completion that will include the number of eligible continuing education hours. Register Now!

Libraries Deal with Coronavirus

Here is another article from Medium that looks at preventing infection in libraries who plan to re-open some services. Includes tips about the limited use of gloves.

Free Self-paced Online Courses

NorQuest College is offering free self-paced tutorial courses during the pandemic with three months to complete the 24-course-hour programs. Topics include:

Stay well and take care of each other.

Kara Hamilton, APC
Office Administrator
Parkland Regional Library | 5404 56 Ave Lacombe AB T4L 1G1
403-782-3850  | 1-800-567-9024  |

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