COVID-19 Resources

COVID-19 Information for LAAS Members

Last updated: June 17, 2020

General Resources and Information:

Archive at Home google document created by the Accessibility & Disability Section of the Society of American Archivists.

Pandemic Preparedness Resources for Libraries toolkit and resource list provided by the American Library Association.

COVID-19 Resources for California’s Nonprofits compiled by the California Association of Nonprofits.

Cal Preservation Emergency Preparedness and Response guide including the Pocket Response Plan for Collections template.

Caring for Heritage Collections during the COVID-19 Pandemic information on collection and object surface infection and decontamination from the Canadian Conservation Institute COVID-19 Task Force. Includes resources list and links.

COVID-19 Toolkit provided by the Federal Depository Library Program

COVID-19 Research Partnership to Inform Safe Handling of Collections, Reopening Practices for Libraries, Museums, Institute of Museum and Library Services website, April 22, 2020. Retrieved from the IMLS website May 5, 2020.

COVID-19 resources for Libraries and Museums compiled and maintained by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

COVID-19 Public Square provided and maintained by the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience.

COVID-19 Community Resources for Archivists google document created by the Los Angeles Archive Collective

Resources in Response to the Coronavirus provided and maintained by the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Preservation Leadership Forum.

COVID-19 Resource Hub compiled and maintained by the Smithsonian’s Heritage National Task Force and includes both Federal and global guidance.

Resources directly related to re-opening:

Recommendations for Cleaning and Disinfection of Community Facilities from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

COVID-19 and Collections Care webinar from the Federal Depository Library Program.

Disinfecting Books and Other Collections, NEDCC (Northeast Document Conservation Center) updated as of June 5, 2020.

Reopening Archives, Libraries, and Museums (REALM) Information Hub: A COVID-19 Research Project Resources page. REALM is an ongoing research project studying how long the COVID-19 virus survives on materials prevalent in libraries, archives, and museums.

COVID related Grants and Funding Sources:

Archival Workers Emergency Fund launched by the SAA Foundation to support archival workers experiencing financial hardship.

Articles related to Archives and Libraries working from home:

How to Help Librarians and Archivists From Your Living Room: If you’re cooped-up and curious, use your free time to decipher handwriting, tag images, and more by Jessica Leigh Hester, March 23, 2020. Retrieved for Atlas Obscura website, May 1, 2020

Link to document of Resources and list of Los Angeles organizations archiving COVID-19:

Link to “LAAS Town Hall COVID Resources” folder:

Compiled by Liza Posas and the Archives At Risk Committee.

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