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What Now?! Thoughts on Re-opening My Library in a Pandemic | Programming Libraria

Wed, 13 May 2020 15:11:07 GMT

Wed, 13 May 2020 15:11:19 GMT

Thank you for this. 💜

Fri, 15 May 2020 16:22:26 GMT

Excellent advice. Thanks.

Fri, 15 May 2020 18:34:15 GMT

BRAVO! You had me cheering, at several points along the way. I don't want to see anyone become a martyr to our profession. And as dedicated as we are to those we serve, I've never worked in a public library where there weren't patrons with terrible boundaries. Terrible boundaries could have permanent consequences for your family, right now. Take care, colleagues!

Fri, 15 May 2020 22:30:17 GMT

Thank you for expressing the feelings of many of us. My library is working towards opening by next month and I am somewhat nervous, as our library has become the homeless shelter of choice. We cannot enforce that all patrons wear masks - only recommend. So while we will be wearing our masks, it does not protect us from transmission of the virus by others non-mask patrons. Seating arrangements will be limited and I expect complaints coming in when our patrons find that there is no place to sit or others who have been in the library for a long time, are asked to leave to allow others to come in. We will see.