A pandemic is an outbreak of a disease that occurs over a wide geographic area and affects an exceptionally high proportion of the population. (Merriam-Webster Online). This page provides information about preparing for a pandemic, including library-specific policy suggestions and more universal resources on pandemic education, prevention and preparation. Some of the resources are specific to influenza outbreaks but can be used more universally to help educate and inform decisions on pandemic prevention and preparedness. [Last Checked: 27/04/20]
The Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) Board of Directors has been monitoring the rapidly changing situation related to the spread of COVID-19.
Our top priority continues to be the health and safety of our members, faculty, students, institutions, and the library and information science (LIS) community. We are witnessing aggressive and preventative measures being taken to protect our individual and collective health.
Reliable information from trusted sources is critical. ALISE offers the following resources for your use:
For those of you are suddenly having to move your teaching online, we recommend the following sources.
“Teaching Effectively During Times of Disruption,” by Jenae Cohn and Beth Seltzer, Stanford University
“Quick Start Guide to Remote Teaching,” by the University of Missouri System
“Asynchronous and Synchronous E-Learning,” by EDUCAUSE
CILIP is committed to supporting our members in all aspects of their work, including understanding and managing the emerging impact of COVID-19 and coronavirus on library, information and knowledge services.
We will be keeping this hub regularly updated with information, guidance and best practices from across the sector as the situation develops. [Last checked: 27/04/20]
Key Resources for Libraries in responding to the Coronavirus Pandemic. The information and resources below are provided on a non-exhaustive basis but will be updated regularly. It is based on publicly available information, and that submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org. We welcome additional ideas, references, suggestions and corrections to this address.
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: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/hir.12307
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 https://doi.org/10.1111/hir.12311 (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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