LAC — Monitoring the COVID-19 situation

Library and Archives CanadaOn New Year’s Eve Library and Archives Canada posted “While all services (including those delivered in person) remain unchanged for the moment, LAC will continue to monitor the pandemic situation closely, and clients should be aware that some adjustments may eventually be required based on directives and advice from public health authorities.”

Throughout the pandemic, LAC has been ultra-cautious. As a result, clients have been missing research opportunities that they might have had — say if the organization was part of the private sector with income depending on the service supplied.

In deciding on “adjustments” LAC, and other Federal GLAM organizations, should look at the overall risk for a visitor, and an employee, including the risk on the journey to work on public transit and in day-to-day life in the community.

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