Coronavirus, and public health emergencies: the librarian’s role.

On Tuesday 19th February @ukmedlibs held a Twitter Chat on coronavirus, and other public health emergencies: the librarian’s role chaired by Caroline De Brún from Public Health England. 20 Library and knowledge service staff from across the profession and across the world came together and took part.

Throughout the hour Caroline asked the following questions. We talked about how library staff and library services support communities in times of difficultly, from public health crisis to being places of safety. There was good discussion and the sharing of resources. All of these have been included in the Learning Zone either in Information for Public Health and Civil Emergencies or Disaster Recovery.  If you have information that can be added to either of these pages please let us know by using the Recommend Further Resources box on the front page of the Learning Zone.

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