Sample Library Policy Under COVID-19 Government Mandated Restrictions

The Taskforce On Post COVID-19 Alignment, Trends and Strategies (TOPCATS) acknowledges the importance of having library policy under COVID-19 government-mandated restrictions. The following two libraries generously shared their policy as samples for NJ libraries to use as examples to craft their own. The task force recommends policies be reviewed by an attorney to ensure they are compliant and enforceable by the organization. Anyone can view and download this GoogleDoc.

"Be Safe in the Library"

from TOPCATS
: Taskforce On Post COVID-19 Alignment, Trends and Strategies

This "Be Safe in the Library" signage is available for NJ Libraries to use!

Announcing a New Executive Director for LibraryLinkNJ

After an extensive search, LibraryLinkNJ is pleased to announce the appointment of its next Executive Director, Susanne Sacchetti.

The Executive Board welcomes Susanne Sacchetti to LibraryLinkNJ and looks forward to her vision for the future.

MentorNJ Online Meet-ups for Everyone

April 6 - July 1, 2020

This is the time and place to discuss your concerns, share your ideas, and “hang out” with your colleagues. We can discuss a particular topic or just chat about what this crazy life is like for newly minted work-at-home librarians.

LLNJ STATEMENT ON RACIAL JUSTICE

Black Lives Matter!

Every action, covert or overt, intended to diminish or marginalize people of any race should be denounced, condemned, and disavowed.

Libraries represent a place of refuge for all people, regardless of race, ethnicity, color, economic status, physical or mental capacities.

Best Practices for Implementing Contactless Services

from TOPCATS!

This document provides recommended guidelines and procedures for offering contactless services.

Also check out the Best Practices FAQs!

Best Practices for Reopening New Jersey Libraries

Taskforce On Post COVID-19 Alignment, Trends and Strategies (TOPCATS) has explored issues, strategies, and solutions, relative to the reopening of libraries post COVID-19. The guidelines to opening and operating libraries was developed by the Best Practices Work Group within the task force.

This is a living document (GoogleDoc) that libraries can download a most up-to-date version.

LLNJ's Response to COVID-19

Updated on March 16, 2020

The health and safety of the LLNJ community is our highest priority. We are monitoring evolving information about the spread of COVID-19 across New Jersey, the country and the world.

LLNJ will suspend all deliveries effective March 17, until further notice.

Find more about changes that have been implemented to LLNJ’s programs and services!

Our Virtual Office is Open

Please contact us if you have any questions or need assistance. 

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Delivery Question from LLNJ

Delivery - Unique Hours Survey

• This question is only for LibraryLinkNJ members who use the delivery service.

• We need your help. LibraryLinkNJ is preparing to re-bid the delivery contract later this year. In preparation, we need some information about any unique daytime weekday hours your library is open. We are defining “unique” as anything shorter than a full 9 am to 5 pm. 

School libraries on delivery do not need to respond to this request.

• Please find out if your library needs to respond to this question and fill fill out the survey form before Friday, July 14th.

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Monroe Township Public Library, 4 Municipal Plaza, Monroe Twp., NJ 08831 (Middlesex County)

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