Library related COVID-19 resources and articles ICfL staff think you will find useful! 

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Unemployment Insurance (UI) eligibility expanded because of COVID-19
Unemployment benefits may be available to some individuals whose unemployment is attributable to COVID-19. An individual temporarily laid off may qualify for benefits. Spread the word in your community. (Randy)  

The Ultimate Guide to Virtual Museum Resources, E-Learning, and Online Collections 
Take a virtual tour of the Louvre, Yellowstone National Park, or MoMA .  This site is a great compilation of some of the best virtual resources, online learning opportunities and online collections. (Josie)  

Video: 7 Tips for Remote Teaching 
A high-school teacher provides advice for educators who have found themselves teaching online. 

Free and Discounted Internet Service for Schools and Students 
Assembled by the Technology Services Department of the State Department of Education, this spreadsheet lists what free or discounted service is being offered by internet providers serving Idaho. Library staff working from home as well as library patrons seeking internet connectivity will find this spreadsheet a good place to start their search. (Dylan)

Mitigating COVID-19 When Managing Paper-Based, Circulating, and Other Types of Collections 
A one-hour webinar presented by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) on March 30. Dr. David Berendes and Dr. Catherine Rasberry from the Centers for Disease Control presented an overview of the CDC’s guidance for community settings and environmental disinfection, and a discussion of how libraries, archives, and museums can help mitigate COVID-19 when working with paper-based, circulating, and other types of collections.  The presentation was followed by a question and answer period. (Jennifer) 

Summer Reading 2020

Free family engagement texting service – ParentPowered PBC is offering an enhanced version of the core Ready4K program for free through the end of the 2019-2020 school year to US early education providers to support at-home learning during the COVID-19 pandemic. No internet required, as we use text messaging, the only technology that reaches 98% of families (Kristina) 

Youth Programming Goes VirtualStorytimes, Copyright, Crafts, Teen Activities, and More from Webjunction (Kristina)