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2020 COVID-19 Library Responses : Resources for Librarians

Content Offers

Nevada Statewide Resources

World Book Online
World Book has opened up their entire catalog to Nevada Libraries through April 30. This includes collections that are not normally part of Nevada's statewide contract. Contact Sulin Jones if your library hasn't yet set up World Book access.

TeachingBooks.net
TeachingBooks is now IP authenticated for everyone in Nevada. They're also providing a portal through which users will receive instant access (no library card needed). Click here for the Teaching Books no-library-card-needed portal.

EBSCO

EBSCO's COVID-19 response page includes content offers, staff training and resources, learning activities for students, and more.

No-cost Vendor Offers

Rosetta Stone Library Solution

EBSCO is offering free access for public libraries through June 30. Request access here

Linkedin Learning

Video courses with learning paths for remote work and job seeking are now available for free without a library card login.

Grow With Google

Free resources to learn digital skills for employees, small business owners, educators, and students. https://grow.google/remotework/

Socrates
Socrates includes a unique dynamic learning engine that adjusts the content to precisely match the learning needs of each student. The Socrates Learning Platform will be available to all Covid-19 impacted teachers, administrators, parents and students for the rest of the school year, and through the summer, at no charge. Sign up here: https://withsocrates.com/coronavirus/

  • Nevada Public Libraries: Socrates is offering no cost access to all NV public library patrons through at least June 30, 2020! The patron access portal is https://withsocrates.com/librarystart/ Access codes have been sent to directors; public library staff may also contact Sulin Jones at the Nevada State Library to receive patron access codes. 

TumbleBooks
TumbleBooks, www.tumblebooklibrary.com, a world leader in online children’s book databases, announced today it will make its family of online libraries available for free to all public libraries until at least August 31.

  • Public libraries should email info@tumblebooks.com with subject line Free TumbleBooks in order to receive free links to all three TumbleBook databases..

OverDrive
Public Library Alert: No-cost and low cost ebook and audiobook collections for your community

Kanopy
For libraries with Kanopy accounts: "Thanks to the support of select partners, we're offering a collection of films you can stream without using any play credits! See the growing collection for your #Quarantine here: bit.ly/Credit-Free"

Programming Resources

Programming Resources

Live from the Library - Library Journal

Youth Services resources (aggregated by the Idaho Library Commission)  An editable Google Doc. Includes tabs for streaming storytimes, family resources, self care sites, and social media.

Continuing Education for Library Staff

Continuing Education for Library Staff

CE Calendar
WebJunction​
Library Juice (contact Sulin to register)
InfoPeople (contact Sulin to register, limited to $175 courses)

~WebJunction, InfoPeople, and Library Juice are funded by a federal LSTA grant

Guidance for Libraries