19 Positive Summer Reading Activities During COVID

Loads of great ideas here 19 Positive Summer Reading Activities During COVID https://www.alsc.ala.org/blog/2020/06/19-positive-summer-reading-activities-during-covid/ Adapt If COVID has taught me anything, it is to keep in mind the one-word slogan of Navy SEALS: Adapt. We are public librarians. We adapt. We adapted during the digital age to maintain our relevance. COVID is not going to stop us. Irrespective of where you are right now, summer reading has boiled down to three options: passive, curbside or virtual. We remain in the unique position of being able to touch the lives and hearts of our community. We have a responsibility to remain positive, and to disseminate hope. Read on to see how 19 positive summer reading activities during COVID can make the difference. 1 – Radio 2 – Combos 3 – Online Outreach 4 – Scavenger Hunt 5 – Sidewalk Chalk 6 – Online Outdoor Programming 7 – Astronomy Club 8 – Take a Hike! 9 – Demo Pool Games 10 – More Outdoor Obstacles Courses 11 – Backyard Games 12 – Biking 13 – How-To from Home 14 – Social Justice 15 – Local History 16 – Read the Book, Watch the Movie 17 – Start From Scratch 18 – Puppets 19 – Imagine Your Story    ...

Table of Contents: July 2020 issue of Municipal World

INSIDE THE JULY ISSUE Canadian municipalities switch gears in crisis  Emergency response plans developed for natural disasters were only the starting point for local governments in the COVID-19 pandemic. Find out how municipalities have found themselves breaking new ground and making rapid decisions with minimal information. COVID-19 and working from home  The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the lives of many municipal employees as working from home has become the new normal. Discover how municipalities are working to manage the risks associated with working from home while providing the supports needed by employees. The role of HR in … hunting submarines  Being unaware of unconscious biases can make the recruitment and selection of qualified candidates a struggle. Explore how HR professionals can make a difference by revealing these submerged biases and forcing them to the surface. Six things every Canadian municipality should do now to prepare for pandemic recovery  Because of COVID-19, municipalities are facing an unprecedented financial crisis that could last for years. Read about the six things that every municipality needs to do in the short and medium term to get back into balance in 2021 or beyond. The joys and challenges of managing a small town  Small communities have their own unique opportunities and issues, but they also have a lot in common. Learn how some of the things that make working in a small town a joy can also make them a challenge. Why so many mayor-CAO relationships fail  Why do chief administrative officers enjoy a solid, functional relationship with some mayors, but not others? Explore how CAOs and mayors can learn from these circumstances and...

Leger Weekly Survey: Canadian/American Pride and Mandatory Masks

Hello, Every week, we survey Canadians and Americans to explore their perspectives on COVID-19 and other current events. To help you stay up to date, we are sharing the results of our latest survey. COVID-19 SURVEY RESULTS – JUNE 30, 2020 Conducted in partnership with the Association for Canadian Studies (ACS) and published in The Canadian Press. 77% of Canadians think there will be a second wave of the virus. Americans are more likely than Canadians to report they wear a mask when going grocery shopping (81% vs 56%), going to the pharmacy (65% vs 52%), using public transit (33% vs 22%), working in their office/workplace (35% vs 22%), and going for a walk (36% vs 14%). 58% of Canadians and 70% of Americans think it should be mandatory to wear a mask when in public and confined spaces. IN THE NEWS: CANADIAN VS AMERICAN PRIDE 73% of Canadians think the National Flag (Maple Leaf) is the most iconic, recognizable symbol of Canada, followed by the RCMP (20%) and Ice Hockey (18%). Canadians (90%) are prouder to be Canadian than Americans (74%) are to be American. VIEW THE SURVEY RESULTS HOW ENGAGED ARE EMPLOYEES DURING THE COVID-19 CRISIS? Across Canada and the United States, many employees’ working arrangements, including how they interact with their organizations, employers, and colleagues, have shifted rapidly due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In early May 2020, Leger and the Institute for Public Relations (IPR) conducted a survey among Canadian and American employees (those who are not unemployed, furloughed, or laid off due to COVID-19) to explore: How various attributes (including their productivity, collaboration with coworkers, satisfaction with their company, etc.) have changed since COVID-19 How well various company leaders and teams are communicating updates and information to them during COVID-19 How often they are currently speaking to their direct supervisor/manager (via phone, video conference, or face-to-face) currently, compared to before COVID-19 DISCOVER THE DETAILED...