School librarians reopen Face Challenge Town hall discussion on COVID-19 and changing plans



Bookhub offerings are available from the Van Meter (Iowa) Community School District.
In Park County, Wyoming, the number of COVID-19 cases is very low – only 31 on August 11 and K-12 schools are scheduled to open individually on August 30. With this understanding, plans can change. Online shift can happen at any moment and in teaching.

The District Librarian for the Park County School District and District Librarian for 2021-2022 said, “Spending those first precious weeks teaching the skills needed to learn in a remote, virtual environment is part of our unwritten plan.” Elected President of the American Association of School Librarians (AASL).

In at least 38 California counties, 90% of the state’s K-12 students, private and public schools will be completely remote for the foreseeable future. In New Orleans there were two time zones in the past, at least classes were remote after Labor Day, and older students were eventually phased out on a hybrid schedule. In Down of Banks County, Georgia, individual classes began on August 7, allowing high-risk students to opt for distance education. Masks are mandatory for students and are encouraged (but not mandatory) for students.

There is no nationwide mandate to reopen K-12 school libraries, and most schools are planning on August 11th. For the dozens of K-12 school librarians who attended the AASL-sponsored Virtual Town Hall on August 5th. The plans that everyone had made to reopen seemed a little different.

“There are 50 different states with 50 different plans,” said Sylvia Norton, executive director of AASL.

AASL released its “School Librarian Role in Pandemic Learning Conditions” guidelines in mid-July, to develop its re-opening strategy for librarians. Above all, it is up to the school librarians to know what works best in their state and district, and be prepared to adapt to the ever-evolving conditions.

The general consensus is that library contents in the town hall must be disinfected and detained for at least 72 hours after return. This is in line with the collaboration between the Wrecking Archives, the Libraries and Museums Project (REALM) Project, OCLC, the Institute of Museums and Library Services and the Bottle Memorial Institute, a non-profit research organization. The first phase of the REALM project 72 hours later found that the SARS-CoV-2 virus was not detected on normal library equipment.

However, there is intense debate over how to obtain books for students. Some school librarians are trying to figure out how socially wrong person browsing can be. There are plans to provide janitor services to many, including students and librarians browsing online collections, distributing books to classrooms or providing curbside picks to remote students.

Shannon McClintock Miller BookHub, Director of Instructional Technology and Library Media Innovation in the Van Meter (Iowa) Community School District, came up with the service after Gruba, an online food delivery service that provides students with Destiny Library Management. The medium allows books to be reserved. By using the system or printable form. Some librarians also plan to mail books to students.

Said Kathy Carroll, 2020 AASL President and Leader School Librarian at the Westwood High School Library Learning Commons in Belwood, South Carolina. “It simply came to our notice then

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