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Ohio Department of Health offers information on the "Responsible Restart Ohio" laws and guidance

Back to Work Safely provides industry-specific information about reopening

The REALM Project is a collaboration between OLC, IMLS, and Batelle researching the safety of handling COVID-19 materials to assist in REopening Archives, Libraries and Museums.  See this link for a review of REALM's results during OPC's Sept. 2020 discussion on the Quarantine of Materials. REALM presentation for FAIC


As things change daily in Ohio, check out Governor Mike DeWine's press briefings at 2pm.

For the most up-to-date information about the state's fight against the coronavirus, visit

Visit the State Library of Ohio's Coronavirus Information Resources Page

Stay updated on stimulus funding and other news on the National Humanities Alliance Blog

Call for medical supplies: contact your local Office of Emergency Management to inquire about drop off locations.

See Congressman Steve Chabot’s list of resources including frequently asked questions and the Ohio Covid19 Call Center.



American Alliance of Museums: Covid-19 Resources & Information for the Museum Field

Massachusetts Coordinated Statewide Emergency Preparedness (COSTEP MA) contains up to date information on collections maintenance, environmental cleaning, and library lending.

National Center for Preservation Technology & Training: Disinfection Cultural Resources

ALA, Preservation Week: Handling Library Materials & Collections during a pandemic

IMLS: Mitigating COVID-19 When Managing Paper-Based, Circulating, and Other Types of Collections

Connecting to Collections:  Collections Care in the Age of COVID-19

Heritage Emergency National Task Force: COVID-19 Resource Hub

American Institute for Conservation: COVID-19 Resources



The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County has a COVID-19 web page updated daily, including info as how to obtain after school snacks provided by the UMC Food Ministry.

Hamilton County Requests Protective Equipment Donations: N95 masks, surgical masks, disposable splash gowns, exam gloves (latex-free preferred, but all unopened boxes of gloves will be accepted). Call 513-263-8200 for donation drop-off location and additional information.


City of Columbus

Ohio History Connection: As you and your family spend this time at home, you can get access to a suite of free educational materials via

Columbus Public Library lists FAQ, family resources and Columbus COVID-19 important update info.


Cuyahoga County Board of Health

Cleveland Public Library: Sorting Coronavirus Fact from Fiction


See the Preservation Lab’s blog for a helpful list of projects and FREE webinars.

The Institute of Conservation (ICON) provides useful links to support WFH professional development, including a Together at Home webinar series on books and paper.

Please visit the Rare Book School SoundCloud page to take advantage of expert lectures from RBS faculty and visiting scholars. 

Until May 31st, the Guild of Book Workers have made the GBW Vimeo page available to rent, FREE of charge to everyone, regardless of membership status.  Enter the code GBW4FREE during checkout.  Rentals are available as streaming content for 7 days.  Code expires May 31, 2020.


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