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Library NameHave you been putting plans into place to reopen to the public?Are you considering curbside pickups?What other issues are you grappling with in this time of the pandemic?
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Mesa County PublicWe are putting some plans into place to reopen to the public. We hope to do so in some capacity on or around May 18 and that will most likely involve limited numbers into the library.We are considering offering a curbside pickup service and we are monitoring reports from the health department before we implement the service. We hope to do this within the next few weeks.We are grappling with the amount of staff we will be able to have in the buildings and juggling all of our many services and programs within those limits.
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Bemis Public LibraryStarting curbside pickup 5/26 Tues, Thurs, Sat 10-2pm.Phase 2 would involve curbside pickup still, but we would be filling new holds placed. Some of that will depend on when the courier system is up and running.We are grappling with how we actually allow people back in the building. We have ideas for controlling distance at the service desks, but people will be people when browsing and may not self-regulate well. We are asking ourselves: do we limit number o f people in the library? Time spent in the library? How do you police that?
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Denver Public LibraryWe are currently working on outlining a staged reopening plan. Yes - we anticipate that this would be a stage 3 service, likely limited to certain locations. We do not yet have dates for this stage.Clarity around what to use to clean materials, how long these need to sit before handling. Appreciate CLiC's sythesis of CDC/IMLS webinar but still would like to see more library-specific info. Sounds like that will be coming. Availability of PPE to ensure staff safety working together, handling materials and eventual interaction with the public.
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Salida Regional LibraryWe are making plans for a 2 phase opening. We are looking at reassigning staff duties and jobs, to include cleaning of materials as they come in, a door keeper (so to speak), etc. We imagine we wont be aqble to open to full capacity for a little while, so everything is on a regular, but modified schedule. This will include hours open, # of staff on duty, etc.We started curbside today and it has been great (other than Sierra just went down, so we are having lots of calls about how to put books on hold). The patrons are super appreciative and happy.
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Vail Public LibraryWe are working on plans to reopen to the public. Plans are being discussed with the Town of Vail Risk Specialist, but we will not to reopen to the public when the stay at home order is lifted. Our reopen date is going to be sometime around Monday, 5/18. This will be a county level Phase 1 opening with limited services.We are located in a pedestrian mall and close to the area hospital’s entrance. Even with the library closed to the public, we are already providing ‘walk up’ pickups. Staff contact patrons who have placed holds to advise them the items are ready for pickup. Staff and patron agree on the time of pick up. Bagged items are left outside the library front door when the patron arrivesOh, this is a loaded question; what aren’t we grappling with? We have to reimagine our whole approach to public service. We are trying to figure out what a maximum public and staff occupancy rate would be for our main floor library. We are also thinking about what parts of the library might remain closed (i.e. our Tech Studio; Community Room; Children's Room). There are also discussions about how many public internet computers can be made available in order to enforce social distancing and what time limits on those computers should be since we will have fewer public internet computers actually available to the public. I am sure there is more I should add, but that’s enough for now.
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Aurora Public LibraryWe are currently waiting on city direction on when to open. We have developed a team to review how to implement curbside pickup and will likely do it during some type of phase 2 operation.Our biggest concerns we are grappling with in Aurora is relevancy and what opening would look like (the security aspects, the regulations on social distancing, what type of opening would we like to see...). During the shutdown we've grown our programming online quite a lot, and have converted staff into making masks for the police. I believe this program helped minimize furloughs for the staff.
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Fort Lewis College LibraryFort Lewis College in Durango plans to re-open the physical library branch on Aug 3, with Phase 1 staffing (half the staff work in the building one week; the rest of the staff work in the building the next week). All staff remain working remotely from home until that time. Prospector service and lending/borrowing options will begin on July 27.
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Anythink Libraries (Rangeview Library District)
We're doing a phased opening with minimal staff back in our buildings beginning the week of May 4th. We are hoping to do curbside / drive though service at some point, but no date has been set. We are also starting a temporary holds-by-mail program soon.Differing guideance from federal, state and local health departments has been a challenge for us in setting a timeline to reopen. Staff are frequently concerned about how the "new normal" will change their jobs and we all worry about the furloughs and layoffs that other libraries around the country are struggling with.
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Colorado State UniversityWe will be staff only through the summer starting with date TBAWe are currently mailing our books to our users but have not been lending physical items at all. Hope to resume that soon.In addition to what others have mentioned, we are down a lending staff position and will not fill that for at least a year at best.
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Pitkin County LibraryStage 2 involves Curbside Pick up and Printout services. The County is relaxing the health order. We will know more on Thursday April 30th.On May 9th, we started offering holds and printouts pick up in the foyer. We will have minimum staffing in the library.
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Colorado Christian University
We are closed through May (is all we know on 4/29/2020) I expect that we will reopen June 1.It's unlikely as our holds drop way off in the summer anyway. we are very quiet in the summer anyway and shouldn't have an issue with too many people. We may stagger staffing through the summer
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Bud Werner Library
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Douglas County Libraries
Stage One: open to some staff in preparation for Stage Two.
Curbside pickup to begin May 11.
NO EXTERNAL CLIC COURIER SO WE CANNOT
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Stage Two: Curbside delivery beginning May 11. NO RETURNS at this point.
RETURNS BEGINNING MAY 18RETURN OR RECEIVE EXTERNAL ITEMS YET.
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University of Northern Colorado LibrariesWe are bringing some staff back into our buildings starting June 1st, but everyone who can work from home will continue to do so. We are anticipating some kind of reopening for users starting in August if possible (campus is officially closed through July).We are doing hold pickups twice a week; patrons must request items by the day before, we pull them and check them out so when they come in we just have to hand them their items.Lost of questions about what reopening will look like.
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Regis University
July 5th we will open to more staff. As of now no plans to let in patrons.
We are starting curbside pick-up this week.
Creating different plans for different future scenarios.
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