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Going Forward from the Pandemic


ULC's Going Forward from the Pandemic is an unprecedented effort to mobilize ULC's entire member community to establish new models, techniques and approaches that can help all libraries lead their communities into a stronger post-pandemic future.

Action Teams

  • This initiative's work is being led by six action teams, comprised of over 90 total leaders from ULC libraries, who are focused on identifying immediate ways that all libraries can overcome key challenges in the COVID-19 era. Use the links below to learn more about the work of these teams.

Faces on the Front Line

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    Anne Arundel County Public Library

    AACPL staff partnered with INAM Initiative to hold a contactless Turkey Drive in the Busch Annapolis Library parking lot.

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    St. Louis County Library

    SLCL’s Kathryn shares her favorite book of 2020 — Oona Out of Order. She says it's "a delightful book about a woman who lives her life out of order — a fun story about love, family, heartache and living in the moment."

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    Louisville Free Public Library

    LFPL’s Aparna was the last patron to use the Middletown Library’s curbside and book drop service before it closed for renovations last week. The new Middletown space is set to open in 2021.

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    Madison Public Library

    MPL patrons are using computer services at the library to search for jobs and file unemployment/housing applications.

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    Las Vegas-Clark County Library District

    The United Way of Southern Nevada partnered with LVCCLD to provide financial assistance of up to $100 per week per child to families in need, which can go towards enrolling in the city’s #VegasStrong Academies held at four library branches.

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    Barrie Public Library

    Library staff are taking proper COVID-19 precautions to protect patrons by only allowing a maximum of 50 patrons in the building, requiring screening questionnaires and performing contract tracing as needed.

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