Professional Bodies

American Library Association (ALA) Pandemic Preparedness 

Provides information about preparing for a pandemic. Includes:

  • Library-specific policy suggestions
  • Resources on pandemic education, prevention and preparation.

Some of the resources are specific to influenza outbreaks but can be used to inform decisions on pandemic prevention and preparedness.  [Last Checked: 27/04/20]

Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) COVID-19 Resources for LIS Community

Includes resources for those suddenly moving to online teaching

American Association of University Professors (AAUP) Coronavirus Resources

CILIP Coronavirus Information Service

International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) COVID-19 and the Global Library Field

Key Resources for Libraries in responding to the Coronavirus Pandemic.


Professional Literature

Links to the professional literature highlighting the work that Health Librarians are doing during the pandemic.

Reflections on the Roles of Librarians and Information Professionals:

Ashrafi-Rizi H, Kazempour Z. Information Typology in Coronavirus (COVID-19) Crisis; a Commentary. Arch Acad Emerg Med. 2020;89(1):e19. (Open Access)

Naeem SB, Bhatti R. The COVID-19 ‘infodemic’: a new front for  information professionals. Health Info Libr J. 2020 (Open Access)

Shokraneh F. Keeping up with studies on COVID-19: systematic search strategies and resources. BMJ 2020;369:m1601. (Open Access)

Shokraneh F, Ruseel-Rose T. Lessons from COIVD-9 to future evidence synthesis efforts: first living search strategy and out of date scientific publishing and indexing industry. J Clin Epi. 2020. (Open Access)

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