• Center for Disease Control website (CDC)
• National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) News Releases
• Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) National Institutes of Health (NIH)
• Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
• Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Ready.gov
• Government Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
• World Health Organization website (WHO)
NH GOV EMERGENCY "STAY AT HOME" ORDER 17
On Thursday, March 26, Governor Sununu issued a “stay at home” order, which goes into effect March 27 at midnight and will last until May 4. Specifically he has ordered that all “non-essential” businesses close. A full list (Emergency Order 17 Exhibit A) was released by the Governor's office. In compliance, the physical library building should close by the end of the day Friday, March 27. This means those libraries currently offering curbside pick-up should discontinue that service.
NHLTA joins NHLA and the State Library in urging all public libraries to follow the Governor’s directive and take every action to protect the health and safety of both patrons and staff. We appreciate the many creative ways libraries have employed to continue serving their communities, but now is the time to move completely to online services.
NEW HAMPSHIRE CORONAVIRUS COVID-19 RESOURCES
Governor' Office issues Emergency Order 17: closure of non-essential businesses and “stay at home” order goes into effect March 27 at midnight and will last until May 4.
March 23, 2020: IMPORTANT Modification to Governor Sununu's Emergency Order #12—PDF. Last week, on March 16, 2020, the Governor issued guidance regarding public bodies and the Right-to-Know law (RSA 91-A) given the COVID-19 state of emergency—LINK. THIS ORDER ALSO APPLIES TO LIBRARY TRUSTEE BOARDS.
• NH Governor's Office and Emergency Declarations
• NH Department of Health and Human Services (NHDHHS) Division of Public Health Service, Bureau of Infectious Disease Control website. FAQs and definitions of Public Health Terms
• NH Municipal Association (NHMA) Covid-19 Resources
• NH State Library (NHSL) pandemic resources
Survey responses from NH libraries regarding actions taken in this time of crisis.
• Pandemic Policy thanks to the Jaffrey Public Library for sharing
AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION (ALA)
• Tools for pandemic preparedness
United for Libraries Opens Up Online Forums During Crisis
United for Libraries, a division of the ALA, is opening up its online discussion forums by waiving its membership requirements through June 30, 2020. The online forums provide a place for Boards of Trustees, Friends Groups, and Library Foundations to share best practices, ask questions, seek feedback, and more. Sign up HERE.
NHLTA presents a three-part webinar series that covers the main elements of the orientation workshop. More >
The Other Money
NHLTA webinar presented by Terry Knowles
Library funds: how to legally accept, administer, and expend all private and non-tax categories of money given to your library. More >
NHLTA CIRCULATING VIDEO COLLECTION
Four videos that were recorded at NHLTA Annual Conference sessions are available for circulation from the Manchester City Library.
For descriptions and circulation instructions, Continue Reading.