- Category: Key Notes
- Last Updated: Tuesday, 26 May 2020 15:52
- Published: Tuesday, 26 May 2020 15:52
- Written by Craig Hayward
Our next guest post in this series is from Craig Hayward, Systems and Digital Services Librarian at NC LBPH.
North Carolina in a time of COVID 19
North Carolina started hearing about what was happening in Washington State, and their library staff, in late February-early March and thanks to the information that the library there provided, we started preparing for how to quarantine items and figuring out how staff could work either from home or in socially distanced situations in the library. The most difficult part of the situation in planning would be with our circulation staff of 5 who most of what they do is handling physical items and have to work in close physical proximity for some parts of their work? Still a plan was set in motion and we prepared to transition to whatever we would be presented. The second week of March, the library closed to the public officially. This also meant the volunteers were not allowed into the building, making some of the work we do, in inspections and audio narration more difficult.