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Time to Re-open? Now What? Practical Tips on Planning & Preparing Library Space for

Time to Re-open? Now What? Practical Tips on Planning & Preparing Library Space for Community Use After Covid 19. Anne M. Shepherd, MLS 1

Your Take-Away From Today’s Presentation When working the Covid 19 Challenge/Opportunity Remember that during

Your Take-Away From Today’s Presentation When working the Covid 19 Challenge/Opportunity Remember that during the Covid 19 response you must: Never allow the “building” to drive you. You must always drive the “building”. 2

Company Profile – Shepherd & Associates § Library Consulting - It’s What We Do

Company Profile – Shepherd & Associates § Library Consulting - It’s What We Do Everyday! § Strategic Planning & Research, Project Management – – Needs Assessment & Public Outreach Multi-Year Strategic Planning Space Planning, Facility Design & Re-purposing Spaces Training & Development § Furniture, Fixtures & Equipment Acquisition § Project Management for renovation, new builds § Executive Search and Recruiting 3

COVID 19 Challenges/Opportunities Three Planning Levels *Pre-opening & Month 1 Execution* Post Opening Adjustment

COVID 19 Challenges/Opportunities Three Planning Levels *Pre-opening & Month 1 Execution* Post Opening Adjustment (2 to 6 Months) Future Space Planning (7 to 18 Months) 4

Covid 19 Planning Level *Pre-opening & Month 1 Execution* 5

Covid 19 Planning Level *Pre-opening & Month 1 Execution* 5

Covid 19 Planning Level *Pre-opening & Month 1 Execution* 1. Coordinate Plan with Local

Covid 19 Planning Level *Pre-opening & Month 1 Execution* 1. Coordinate Plan with Local Authorities. Get Help. o Libraries are usually the busiest local public facility o Be aware and include state and federal guidelines. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Limited Hours, Service & Access to Building Cleaning Plan in Place Masks Practice Safe Distancing – Adjust Furniture Placement Quarantine Materials Take a Walk Around the Building 6

Covid 19 Planning Level *Post Opening Adjustment (2 to 6 Months) 1. Work to

Covid 19 Planning Level *Post Opening Adjustment (2 to 6 Months) 1. Work to Calm Everyone: Patrons, Staff, Children, Adults 2. Consider Masks Only At Circ. Desk and Bookdrops 3. Slowly Re-introduce Volunteers to Building 4. Consider Accepting Cash (with Gloves, as Appropriate) 5. Consider Improved Virtual Meeting Capabilities 6. Allow Limited Small Meetings (w/ distancing). Adjust Furniture o Board, Staff Meetings – but not public meetings yet 7

Covid 19 Planning Level *Future Space Planning (7 to 18 months) 1. Create New

Covid 19 Planning Level *Future Space Planning (7 to 18 months) 1. Create New Guidelines & Open Meeting Rooms, Small Spaces o Larger Meeting Rooms, Study Rooms, Genealogy Space 2. Improve, Continue Staff Training for Virtual Services 3. Going Forward, Synchronize Virtual & Regular Services 4. Establish New Cleaning Protocols as Appropriate 5. Getting to the New Normal by Going Back to the Future 6. Complete, Execute Comprehensive Space Planning for Facility 8

Covid 19 Planning Level *Future Space Planning (7 to 18 months) 9

Covid 19 Planning Level *Future Space Planning (7 to 18 months) 9

Your Take-Away From Today’s Presentation When working the Covid 19 Challenge/Opportunity Remember that during

Your Take-Away From Today’s Presentation When working the Covid 19 Challenge/Opportunity Remember that during the Covid 19 response you must: Never allow the “building” to drive you. You must always drive the “building”. 10

Thank you for listening today! Email Shepherd & Associates (Not PLAN) your name, library,

Thank you for listening today! Email Shepherd & Associates (Not PLAN) your name, library, title & phone and we will send you our “Keep Calm” Re-opening Info Package Shepherd & Associates, LLC 261 Portree Drive, Dunedin, FL 34698 727. 278. 5695 or 727. 452 -1725 Shepherd. Associates. [email protected] com 11