Help us improve our website!
Share your feedback through our short website survey!

The Library's Illustrated Guide to Pandemic Tub Handling Procedures -- UPDATED

This infographic was updated on July 21, 2020, to reflect the REALM Project test 2 results

IHLS Delivery Tub Handling Procedures flowchart: 1. Library packs tub with outgoing items. 2. Library dates tub with the date of the last time any item in the bin was touched by anyone (with or without gloves). 3. Library quarantines items in tub for 96 hours (4 days) by closing and storing the tub. 4. Library sends the tub to IHLS Delivery. Please note: drivers will not take tubs that have not been quarantined for at least 96 hours. 5. IHLS Delivery sorts the incoming items into tubs for receiving libraries. 6. IHLS Delivery dates the tub by placing a label with the date of the last time any item in the bin was touched by anyone at IHLS (with or without gloves) on the new tub’s lid. 7. IHLS Delivery transports and delivers the tub to a pre-arranged contactless exchange point at the library. 8. Library unpacks and distributes items to patrons using that library’s pre-determined materials handling and quarantine procedure (updated research data from IMLS/OCLC/Battelle’s REALM Project study, data set 2, suggest a 96-hour quarantine starting when the items were last handled). This infographic was updated on July 21, 2020, and was created by Illinois Heartland Library System.

Library Directors: Please Display this poster in your library's sorting area: Download UPDATED 8.5" x 14" Poster