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Emergency Preparedness Information: COVID-19 Info for Libraries and Library Staff

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.
You can access Pronunciator by going through the LaLIBCON page of Databases or by going directly to their website.

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Expanded State Library Services

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.

Information and Free Resources for Schools and Public Libraries Impacted by COVID-19 - from EBSCO

COVID-19/Coronavirus Info for Young People/Graphic Presentations

For Libraries & Schools

Libraries and Copyright

Publishers Adapt Policies To Help Educators - School Library Journal
Guidelines from some publishers of children's books on copyright - compiled by author Kate Messner
Public Statement of Library Copyright Specialists: Fair Use & Emergency Remote Teaching & Research
COVID-19, Copyright, & Library Superpowers (Part I) - Kyle Courtney's Blog

Privacy concerns
What You Should Know About Online Tools During the COVID-19 Crisis - from the Electronic Frontier Foundations

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. The Hub also contains resources for libraries.