[Or-srp] Friday March 27

Greta Bergquist greta.bergquist at state.or.us
Fri Mar 27 10:59:22 PDT 2020

Hello library friends,

We made it to Friday! I have been so lucky to hear from many of you with questions this week about what you and your library are doing right now to serve your community. You all are giving me such great hope in this uncertain time.

I wanted to share one story I heard this week from Korie Buerkle at Newberg. Korie shared that her city's Public Works department asked the Library to do a PSA over library social media about not flushing wipes since they were having to unclog so many city drains this week. This may seem like not that big a deal, but this small thing speaks to how libraries are an important information resource in emergencies. It will look differently for every community and for every library, but I hope in the next couple weeks we are all able to work with our fellow public workers and be creative in how we may be able to use our trusted resource hats to help them out.  We're all in this together.

Take good care & I'll be in touch on Monday,


Greta Bergquist
Youth Services Consultant
503-378-2528 | www.oregon.gov/library<https://www.oregon.gov/library>
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Coronavirus Info: https://libguides.osl.state.or.us/coronavirus

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From: AL-Directors [mailto:al-directors-bounces at listsmart.osl.state.or.us] On Behalf Of Ross Fuqua via AL-Directors
Sent: Friday, March 27, 2020 10:37 AM
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Subject: [AL-Directors] Hello again from Library Support at the State Library

Hello Oregon Libraries,
Apologies for cross posting.

We've made it to another Friday! We appreciate the work you're doing in this time to support your communities, and we are here to support you.

A couple of things we want to make sure you're aware of this week:

*        For public libraries who are providing virtual programming in response to COVID-19 closures: if you can, please try to track the number of programs and attendance numbers. More details to come, but we will attempt to collect some basic data around this through the statewide 2020 Oregon Statistical Report in late summer/early fall.

*        The Oregon Talking Book & Braille Library (a division of the State Library) has temporarily stopped mailing items out to their patrons, but digital downloads are still available. If you have questions or are trying to assist print-disabled patrons in your communities, please see more information here<https://www.oregon.gov/library/print-disabilities/Pages/COVID-19.aspx>.

*        We are hosting two virtual meetings each week! Please join Greta Bergquist on Tuesdays at noon and/or Darci Hanning on Thursdays at noon via phone or Zoom. More info is in the Office Hours with Library Support section here<https://libguides.osl.state.or.us/coronavirus>.

Please know we also continue to add resources to our COVID-19 Response LibGuide<https://libguides.osl.state.or.us/coronavirus>. Freshly added this week:

*        Continuing Education Resources for Library Staff<https://libguides.osl.state.or.us/c.php?g=1011618&p=7359804>

*        Self-Care and Work<https://libguides.osl.state.or.us/coronavirus/selfcare>

*        Economic Impact Resources<https://libguides.osl.state.or.us/coronavirus/economic>

Again, we are here to assist you in this time. Don't hesitate to e-mail library.support at state.or.us<mailto:library.support at state.or.us>  or find our individual contact info here<https://www.oregon.gov/library/libraries/Pages/Contact.aspx>.

Be well!

Greta, Darci, Tamara, Jen, Arlene, Ferol, Susan, & Ross
Library Support & Development Services
State Library of Oregon

Ross Fuqua
Data & Federal Programs Consultant
503-378-5027 | oregon.gov/library/libraries<https://www.oregon.gov/library/libraries>
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