Library Services During a Pandemic - Joe Yersavich, Dublin Branch Manager

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Adopt a Family Shoppers - December 5:  It's not too late to help the club reach its goal of raising $3,000 to support families in need.  Look for the email from Mike Isler for details.  Shoppers will be busy the morning of December 5 followed by wrapping and delivery.  Please reach out to Susan Robenalt to join in the fun!
Red Kettle Bell Ringing - December 5 and 12: Come and say hello to your fellow club members at the Kroger on Bridge Street or Perimeter Loop as we raise awareness and much-needed cash.  And look for emails from Bruce and Claudia for volunteer opportunities. 
Polar Bear Open - February 6:  To learn more about how to become a hole sponsor and to register a foursome, click here.
Holiday Zoom Party: Claudia is seeking suggestions for how to do this virtually while still connecting with one another in a meaningful and fun way!
Club Election of Officers - 2021-2022: The proposed slate of officers was introduced.  Please see the email from Claudia with details and to register your vote.  The deadline to vote is December 5, 2020.

Today's Presentation:

Joe Yersavich is the Manager of your Dublin Branch of Columbus Metropolitan Library and a proud member of the Dublin AM Rotary. Joe has worked for Columbus Metropolitan Library for over 25 years.

The library faces many challenges keeping patrons and staff safe while sustaining core services, including story-time, homework help, public access to computers, job search assistance, reference and research, and access to collections. 

The library met those challenges with solutions focused on health (masks, social distancing, health checks), enhancing access to staff (screen sharing and Zoom) and resources online, quarantine protocols for loaned physical materials (96 hours), and curbside delivery for physical materials.  

A presentation wouldn't be complete without a Top Ten List - see the full list and presentation here. One key takeaway: If you are not already a member, you can apply for a library card online here. You get the card at home and use it at home to gain access to an extensive collection of physical and e-materials, including books, magazines, databases, and audiobooks.  

Thanks to Joe for an engaging presentation and his work in service to an organization that is such a vital part of the community.