SirsiDynix Free Archived Webinars on COVID-19

  COVID-19: How to Prepare Your Library for the Unexpected Looking for information on how to help your community and staff deal with the coronavirus (COVID-19)? http://go.sirsidynix.com/2020-03-19-COVID-19-How-to-Prepare-Your-Library-for-the-Unexpected.html Episode 2: COVID-19: How Libraries are Responding and How to Implement Books by Mail Looking for information on how to help your community and staff deal with the coronavirus (COVID-19)? Are you curious how to adapt your ILS to better serve your community during social distancing? http://go.sirsidynix.com/2020-03-25-COVID-19-Episode-2-How-to-Prepare-Your-Library-for-the-Unexpected.html Episode 3: COVID-19: How One Library is Coping with Being in the Epicenter and How Controlled Digital Lending Can Benefit Libraries http://go.sirsidynix.com/2020-04-01-COVID-19-Episode-3-How-to-Prepare-your-Library-for-the-Unexpected.html Episode 4: Mental Health and Public Libraries: How to Create a Positive Impact in your Community April 9: Register here:...

Counsel: Quick Reference Guide to Targeted COVID-19 Relief

Quick Reference Guide to Targeted COVID-19 Relief COVID-19 has sparked an unprecedented and ongoing response from Canada’s federal and provincial governments. Given the massive economic damage, our governments are taking steps to introduce substantial relief measures targeted at almost every segment of society and the economy. These include new funding commitments, tax and loan payment deferrals, as well as incentives and tax credits. As part of Counsel’s ongoing effort to keep you informed with up-to-date information, we’ve created a Quick Reference Guide to help you find the important details on all such measures introduced to date by the Government of Canada and the Alberta, BC and Ontario governments. You can access and download this guide here. We will continue to update this guide in the days and weeks ahead, and will be expanding it to include the measures introduced by the rest of Canada’s provincial governments. For more information, including all of our ongoing updates on the COVID-19 pandemic, please visit our COVID-19 resource page. COVID-19...

New COVID-19 Resource: Virtual AGM Guide

From the ONN: New COVID-19 Resource: Virtual AGM Guide Are you switching your Annual General Meeting (AGM) online?  Check out our publications page to find our new virtual AGM facilitation guide, template script, and template critical path to get started. Access virtual AGM resources COVID-19 Virtual AGM Facilitation Guide – 2020 Virtual AGM Template Script – 2020 Virtual AGM Template Critical Path –...

Ontario Survey: How is your public library responding to COVID-19?

How is your public library responding to COVID-19? Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, public libraries across Ontario are required to close their branches to members of the community. Public libraries are still operating virtually, adapting their programming and services to support their communities during this time. Complete this survey to share information about how your library is responding during this period of closure. Questions will be updating as the situation evolves and libraries are invited to complete the survey multiple times to report on how their response has changed over time.You can view the full responses here. Comments or suggestions? Please contact sroberts@accessola.com  ...

Non-medical masks can keep people with COVID-19 from spreading it, Canada’s public health office says

Toronto Star: https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2020/04/06/latest-covid-19-news-in-canada-emergency-aid-applications-open-today-e-learning-starts-for-ontario-students.html?source=newsletter&utm_source=ts_nl&utm_medium=email&utm_email=25045E6DEEE6E013E6428966955E2F07&utm_campaign=bn_23337 Non-medical masks can keep people with COVID-19 from spreading it, Canada’s public health office says MONDAY, APRIL 06, 2020. 12:59 PM EDT Canada’s top public-health doctor says wearing masks is a way for people who might have COVID-19 without realizing it to keep from spreading the illness to others. That’s a change from previous advice....

 10 free Zoom alternative apps for video chats

10 free Zoom alternative apps for video chats https://www.cnet.com/news/10-free-zoom-alternative-apps-for-video-chats/#ftag=CAD590a51e “Stuck at home due to the coronavirus pandemic? Use these videoconferencing options to keep in touch with family, friends and your...