REALM Resources for Libraries Operating during COVID-19 (Infopeople), October 29, 12:00 pm (PT) - A California Libraries Learn Webinar hosted by Infopeople and Presented by Sharon Streams. The REopening Archives, Libraries, and Museums (REALM) project is drawing upon authoritative scientific research and Battelle laboratory testing to produce, disseminate, and periodically update evidence-based information that can inform operational considerations for reducing the risk of transmission of SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19) through libraries, archives, and museums (LAMs) to their staff and visitors. In this webinar, Sharon Streams, REALM project director for OCLC, will share an update on what is currently known and unknown about the virus, the results of REALM testing thus far, and how to factor scientific information into your local decision making.
At the end of this one-hour webinar, participants will: have up-to-date information about how the virus spreads, how to reduce the risk of spread, and the effectiveness of methods for cleaning and disinfecting materials and spaces; be familiarized with the elements of the REALM laboratory research and the findings thus far; be able to point to supporting resources and considerations to incorporate into decision making at their own institution, system, and/or consortium. This webinar will be of interest to staff of all types of libraries, archives/special collections, and museums.