COVID-19 Announcement

Update: March 25, 2020

We held our member all-call yesterday. Please see the call notes here for the list of links and ideas we generated on the call.
The next call will be on March 31, 2020 at 1:00pm. If you think you can attend, please register here: https://senylrc.regfox.com/southeastern-member-all-call-2
We are in the process of scheduling SIGs and other online meetings, and you can sign up for them here.

Update: March 18, 2020

Southeastern is committed to supporting members during this difficult time. Due to concerns around the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19),  we have closed our office and suspended in-person events and meetings. Southeastern staff are working remotely, and our services remain operational. We are accessible via email and voicemail during normal business hours, Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30pm. 

All call for members: So that we can connect to talk about strategies for providing service during an extended break, and to check in to see how everyone is doing, we have scheduled an all member webinar for Tuesday, March 24, 10 am. Everyone is welcome.

Share your library/organization service status: We created an open spreadsheet for members to share the status of their organization’s operations during the COVID-19 challenge. The information you provide will help other Southeastern members. Access to the document is here: https://tinyurl.com/sy9tkfo

Professional development:  SENYCon, scheduled for April 3, 2020, will be online this year. Some of the details will change over the next few weeks. In the meantime,  you can register for the event here: https://www.senylrc.org/SenyCon. We are working with members to create un-regularly scheduled and informal virtual Special Interest Group meetings so that we can keep in touch with our networks. We will update you with times and dates for these and other programs to be held online as we schedule them. 

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) resources: Southeastern has compiled a list of resources to help you and your patrons learn about and prepare for the impact of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19): https://libguides.senylrc.org/InCaseOfEmergency
Thank you for your patience and understanding during this unprecedented situation. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Tessa Killian, killian@senylrc.org.

March 16, 2020

Southeastern is monitoring the quickly evolving health situation and following recommendations from government and health officials to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

In an effort to align ourselves with these recommendations, we have suspended in-person continuing education programs until April 6. If you are registered for a program during this period, you will receive a direct message regarding the event.

SENYCon, scheduled for April 3, 2020, will be online this year. Conference information and registration are available on our website here. As of now, the annual meeting is still scheduled to take place on Friday, June 5, 2020 at Locust Grove.

Our physical offices will be closed Tuesday, March 17 – Friday, March 20. Except for on-site events and meetings, Southeastern services are operational. Staff are accessible via email and we have access to voicemail during normal business hours, Monday - Friday, 8:30 am-4:30pm.

Southeastern has compiled this list of resources to help you and your patrons learn about and prepare for the impact of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Please keep in mind that we can place medical ILL requests for your library via the DOCLINE® interlibrary loan system. Library staff at all regional libraries can use this referral form to request materials.

We will let you know if the situation changes and update our website as needed.