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Staff Guide: Programming Tips

Resources for member library staff working from home through the closures.

Tips for Beginning Videographers

Before You Get Started...

Virtual Storytime

The ALSC Virtual Storytime Services Guide is now available!

The Youth Services Shout-Out blog reminds us that there is no one right way to do an online storytime and provides three different archived webinars on how to get started.

Jbrary continues to update their Online Storytime Resources post.

An ALA copyright specialist weighs in on fair use during COVID-19.

Book Club

Check out the e-books available to patrons on the NCLS Virtual Branch!

Ten Tips for Hosting a Digital Book Club (Bustle)

How to Run A Virtual Book Club with Middle Schoolers (School Library Journal)

Copyright Permissions

Here's the latest information on copyright guidelines for online readalouds, by publisher:

    Boyds Mills & Kane – through September 7
    Candlewick Press – no stated expiration
    Cherry Lake/Sleeping Bear – through August 31
    Cottage Door Press – no stated expiration
    HarperCollins – through September 9
    Holiday House – no stated expiration

    Little, Brown - through September 4
    Macmillan – through August 31
    Penguin Random House – through December 31
    Simon & Schuster – through August 31
    Sourcebooks – through December 31

Digital Accessibility

From the ASLC blog: "Libraries have both a professional and legal obligation to create accessible online experiences for their communities...start learning how to make your online content accessible with the #AccessThat training videos from Rooted in Rights. Be sure to also explore the Rooted in Rights step-by-step guide to Creating Accessible Videos.

More Programming Ideas

WebJunction shares tips for virtual programming, including copyright permission, video technique, and ideas from other libraries around the country.

Browse the Programming Librarian blog for ideas.