[Libs-Or] State Library building closed to public

Peter Barrell libraryservices at cottagegrove.org
Thu Mar 19 08:16:39 PDT 2020

Hi Jennifer,
Thanks for the update.
And a huge Thank You! to you and the entire team at the Oregon State
Library for the awesome and inspiring work that you do for the libraries
and people of Oregon!
Stay healthy,

On Wed, Mar 18, 2020 at 5:14 PM Jennifer Patterson via Libs-Or <
libs-or at listsmart.osl.state.or.us> wrote:

> I wanted to alert the Oregon library community that in response to
> COVID-19 social distancing measures, the State Library building will be
> closed to the public beginning tomorrow, March 19 through April 14. The
> State Library as an agency will continue operations, only our physical
> location is closed to the public.  We will be able to continue to provide
> most of our services without interruption. The vast majority of our
> services are delivered by means other than in-person. By closing the
> building to the public, however, we can reduce the overall number of people
> in the building and practice better social distancing measures while
> continuing to provide vital services.
> Some staff are teleworking and some staff are working in the State Library
> building. You can continue to contact us
> <https://www.oregon.gov/library/operations/Pages/Contact-Us.aspx> using
> our regular contact information, with email being the best way to reach us.
> Libraries are often places people turn to in times of crisis, and it’s
> painful to have to make the decision to close a library building to the
> public. I know that many libraries have made this difficult decision and
> that many more will do so given the current guidance and direction from
> health authorities on social distancing measures. The efforts you are
> making to slow the spread of COVID-19 and continue to offer library
> resources as you are able through electronic means are critical. Thank you
> for all you do!
> Jennifer
> *Jennifer Patterson*
> State Librarian
> jennifer.l.patterson at state.or.us
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Pete Barrell
Library Services Director
Cottage Grove Public Library
Cottage Grove Oregon
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