Following the Covid-19 pandemic lockdown, we find ourselves with a set of unique circumstances.
Your health and safety are of paramount importance to us and so we are waiting for lockdown to ease and for government conference guidelines to be published before we finalise our next study day, which we now hope will take place in Spring 2021. In the meantime, the committee are continuing to meet virtually and are seeking ways to continue to support you through this difficult time.
No membership charge in 2021
We are required to comply with government rules during the lockdown and as the potential timeline and plans for relaxation are communicated we will need to consider how we operate in the new normal, whatever that might look like. Since we have been unable to offer any study days in 2020, we will not levy a membership charge in 2021.
Supporting you getting back to normal
The prospect of restoring limited face-to-face support in libraries later in the year will require careful planning and we are keen to help share best practice from across the sector and beyond to help with this.
We have begun to compile a directory of resources (including other resource directories!) for libraries planning how to come out of lockdown safely without disadvantaging any of their clients. It is available on our latest web page, “The New Normal” (under the Resources menu). Watch for updates posted to this website and join the conversation sharing best practice, thoughts, concerns, analyses and more on our LinkedIn group.
I hope that you understand the need for this decision and that you are happy to support our proposal but if you do have any concerns or questions please do get in touch.
In the meantime please take good care of yourselves.