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Coronavirus Resources

The coronavirus outbreak has rapidly transformed 21st-century life and the strong community leadership of public libraries is more essential now than ever. This page provides information and tools to help libraries navigate new challenges and fulfill their role as essential community leaders for COVID-19 recovery efforts.

Going Forward from the Pandemic Initiative

ULC's Going Forward from the Pandemic Initiative 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. This initiative's work is being led by action teams who are focused on identifying immediate ways that all libraries can overcome key challenges in the COVID-19 era.

Learn more by visiting our initiative web page.

Communities for Immunity

ULC is partnering on this new initiative supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Communities for Immunity provides funding awards and support to libraries engaging their communities to boost COVID-19 vaccine confidence. This effort builds on a number of ongoing library field efforts to activate engagement in vaccine confidence work, including REopening Archives, Libraries and Museums (REALM), a research partnership between OCLC, IMLS and Battelle.

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COVID-19 Resources for Libraries

    Situation Overviews

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

    Public Health Agency of Canada

    Situation Updates

    Public Health Agency of Canada

    World Health Organization


    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

    Hesperian Health Guides

    World Health Organization

    ULC Knowledge Exchange Resources

    ULC members can access sample policies, planning documents and messaging examples provided by peer libraries by visiting the ULC Knowledge Exchange.