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Louisiana Public Library Status Information
Language Learning - Coronavirus
On March 12, 2020, Pronunciator published a self-directed online language course in 101 languages that teaches vocabulary (e.g. “quarantine,” “pandemic,” etc.) and phrases (e.g. “I’m having difficulty breathing,” “Is it an emergency?”, etc.) relevant to the coronavirus crisis. Directions on finding the coronavirus information is here: https://www.pronunciator.com/coronavirus-language-course/
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Expanded State Library Services
EBSCO has made available 3 databases through June 30, 2020:
eBook Public Library Collection – This offers full text titles, including many non-fiction titles, that can used by elementary and college students during this time of online learning.
Job & Career Accelerator – Information on over 1,000 occupations as well as resume and cover letters, interviewing and networking techniques, and more.
Points of View – Great resource for high school and college students to debate, develop arguments, write position papers, and develop critical thinking skills.
The State Library is pleased to share that Tutor.com [HomeworkLA] has expanded their live tutoring hours for HomeworkLouisiana to provide additional support for students in our communities impacted by COVID-19.
The new Louisiana one-to-one live tutoring hours are Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. to midnight. Saturday and Sunday live tutoring hours will continue as 2 pm to midnight as usual. These expanded hours will continue until May 31, 2020.
As a quick reminder, the HomeworkLouisiana landing page is http://www.homeworkla.org/.
Coronavirus-Impacted Libraries Get Unlimited Access to Ebook Central Holdings: ProQuest has partnered with more than 100 publishers to support libraries in providing unlimited access to Ebook Central holdings for all patrons – at no extra charge.
COVID-19/Coronavirus Info for Young People/Graphic Presentations
A LibGuide by State Library of Louisiana Staff
A Comic Exploring The New Coronavirus
BrainPOP has a surprisingly entertaining, at time humorous, basic explanation of COVID-19 and needed precautions for elementary age children and young teens.
Little Puddins Blog has a nice, English language "Coronavirus Social Story."
Kids Health has information on COVID-19 for children in English and Spanish and available in audio. Other sections of their website have information for parent.
For Libraries & Schools
Pandemic Preparedness - Links and advice from the American Library Association
Tool Kit (Resources) - from the District of Columbia - flyers and posters in multiple languages
Coronavirus Resoruces for Librarians - from the Massachusetts Library System
NEDCC's 24/7 Emergency Hotline remains fully staffed and available
NEDCC's Free Resources including the new Digital Preservation Assessment publications, Preservation Leaflets, Preservation 101 Textbook, and Fundamentals of Audiovisual Preservation Textbook
Sample Library Blog Post/Announcement
Sample Library Emergency Response Protocol/Policy
General Remote Working Advice
Pivoting to Remote Work — COVID-19 Response Course Track for Nonprofits - from Tech Soup
These are courses which have been made available at no cost, during the crisis.
Guidance for Libraries from other State Library Administrative Agencies
Special Offers from Library Vendors
A listing here does not constitute an endorsement or recommendation by the State Library of Louisiana or any of its staff. It is listed to provide information to public libraries in Louisiana.
COVID-19 Offer of Support to Public Libraries from Artfilms. They are offering public libraries access to up to 1700 streaming videos at the very heavily discounted price of $200 per library site.
Cultural Resource Preservation
Smithsonian Cultural Rescue Initiative
was created to protect cultural heritage threatened or impacted by disasters and to help U.S. and international communities preserve their identities and history
The Heritage Emergency National Task Force is co-sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Smithsonian Institution, and is a partnership of 42 national service organizations and federal agencies. The agency has compiled a COVID-19 Resource Hub: