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The SD State Library will receive in April $2,194,511 which must be expended by Sept. 2022. We can use the funds for anything mentioned in our current SD LSTA 5-Year Plan. This would include computers, online cataloging systems, printers, scanners, monitors, other switches and technical equipment to help a library function more effectively and efficiently and/or to be CIPA compliant. Other items like touchless check out systems, WiFi hotspots, and extra e-readers and laptops would also be in this category.
Tentative plan is to open these grants on Monday, May 10th.
Grant amounts will be: $5,000 / $10,000 / $15,000 / $25,000 / $50,000 / $100,000
Each type of library will have a designated week to apply:
Grant payments will be disbursed as reimbursements. Awardees will be required to work with their governing bodies or school administration to make sure they have the funds to purchase the items requested. Receipts must be submitted along with the final report for reimbursement.
Idea List for Libraries:
FURNITURE: See below for clarification from IMLS.
Ask yourself, “How would the taxpayer view anything purchased with these funds? For example, if you are having an outdoor story hour, then a portable puppet theater would be allowable. If there was going to be an outdoor STEM project, some chairs or tables might be needed for craft activities. Those are the type of items that would be allowable. The stimulus funds are designed to help libraries to continue to offer services. The purchase of outdoor furniture that could be used by someone so they could sit and use the Wi-Fi that’s available sounds reasonable."
These grants are NOT the same as the ALA Library Relief Fund grants. For more on the ALA grants, visit http://www.ala.org/aboutala/ala-covid-library-relief-fund
Siouxland Libraries https://www.siouxlandlib.org/reopen
Plan Examples and Resources - from ND State Library
Reopening Guide - from SC State Library
Reopening Guidelines - from Missouri
Staged Reopening - from Colorado Library Consortium
Reopening - Not When, but How - American Libraries
Curbside Service and Phased Reopening Information - From RAILS (Reaching Across Illinois Library System)
If your South Dakota library has developed a plan you would like to share with others, please send to Brenda.Hemmelman@state.sd.us and we will post it on this page.
Visit our School Libraries & COVID-19 page for topics useful to both school and public libraries including read alouds and fair use.
Here is a graphic courtesy of the Alaska State Library sharing REALM project results of how long the virus lasts on certain materials.
Libraries and COVID-19: Considering Copyright during a Crisis webcast on April 3, 2020 using WebEx.
Your follow-up resources include:
Libraries and COVID-19: Considering Copyright During a Crisis, Part 2 webcast on April 17, 2020 using WebEx.
Your follow-up resources include:
COVID-19 Healthcare Information Portal now available from EBSCO Information Services. (EBSCO Information Services) A team of healthcare professionals and evidence-based medical experts at EBSCO Information Services has launched a COVID-19 portal which aggregates real-time information updates from authoritative sources to provide information on all aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Click here to access: COVID-19 Healthcare Information Portal
Learning Express Library provides resources for Career, Practice Tests, Elementary, Middle School, and High School.
Here is "How-To" information: Learning Express
There is a full length video (20 minutes), plus shorter ones on each aspect of how to use the resource.
There is also a one page Quick Start Guide here: Quick Start Guide
ProQuest has a Coronavirus Research Database. You may access it in either of these ways:
Direct link: ProQuest Coronavirus Research Database
If you access one of our other ProQuest resources, like ProQuest Research Library, if you click on Change databases:
You will see it on the list: