3/13/20 ALA Statement on COVID-19

Published 3/13/2020

In a press release from the American Library Association, ALA Executive Director Tracie D. Hall, on behalf of the ALA Executive Board, issued the following statement regarding COVID-19:

The American Library Association is committed to supporting its members, staff, and all librarians and library workers during these uncertain times. We are closely monitoring the rapidly evolving COVID-19 developments. We know that in times of crisis, libraries of all kinds play invaluable roles in supporting their communities both in person and virtually. We are stewards of accurate information. We connect library users with local public health resources and services. Libraries can be key partners in empowering members of our community to fight the spread of the coronavirus. . . . READ ENTIRE STATEMENT