Shared Resources to Help Your Residents During the Coronavirus Pandemic

NJLA reached out to our follow librarians and consortium leaders to share resources they have collected. We believe it is extremely useful to try to collect all of these materials in one place.  This is not an extensive list and we will be updating it frequently.  Currently it is a list of information resources and professional development ideas.  If you have any added resources or suggestions, please send to Pat Tumulty, at [email protected]/   We need to share with each other. 

Please forgive the formatting.  Trying to get something out to you quickly.

State of New Jersey Resources

State of New Jersey COVID-19 Homepage

Unemployment benefits

New Jersey State Library Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources: Home

Information on business assistance and loan from the New Jersey Economic Development Authority

The State of New Jersey has developed a centralized resource to match talent with opportunities in industries on the front lines of serving New Jerseyans during the outbreak. 

Library Consortia Resource Lists

BCCLS Resources

LMxAC Resources

PalsPlus Continuing Education Resources

WebJunction –

The self-proclaimed learning place for libraries, WebJunction, from OCLC, is a tremendous resource on just about every topic related to libraries.

Here is a link to their Topic Areas page, from which staff can select the specific roles or areas related to their responsibilities.


Our ILS vendor offers topic focused webinars on a regular basis and has an on-demand catalog of past offerings.

Library Professional Series

Library Marketing Series

Infopeople –

Another tremendous resource of library focused educational opportunities on a great variety of topics.

Library Journal –

A leading journal on libraries news, trends etc.


Contains webinars on digital strategies and staff development to support the public on using the OverDrive collections.

Programming Librarian –

As the name implies, the focus is on library programming.

Harvard Business Review

A Guide to Managing Your (Newly) Remote Workers

Examples of  Resources from State Libraries

Florida State Library

Indiana State Library

State Library of Iowa

Texas State Library

Utah State Library

Public Library Created Resource Lists

Princeton Public Library

A great site which can serve as a model for other libraries.

South Brunswick Public Library - Library Professional Development

Webinar Sources

20+ Awesome Free Online Librarian Courses

ABLE – Idaho Commission for Libraries – Includes Courses for Tech Services & Information Assistants

American Association of School Librarians (need to create a free account)

American Library Association -Library Support Staff Education and Training

American Library Association / Public Library Association On Demand WebinarsLook for those marked FREE - There is a side bar menu to look at offerings by broad subject – Free Online Learning for Educators

National Network of Libraries of Medicine (need to create a free account)

Corporate Supplied Resources

Comcast  is offering a comprehensive COVID-19 Response which includes news, information and Educational Content on X1