Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York - COVID-19 Resources

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Resources for the Archives/GLAM community in the New York Metropolitan area during COVID-19

These resources have been compiled by the Archivists Round Table and include items that have been crowdsourced from the Archives/GLAM community. We will be updating this page periodically, so please check back if you do not see the resource you need. If you would like to share a resource for us to include on this page, please email the Advocacy Committee at 

ART Covid-19 impacts Survey

We're surveying archivists in the New York Metropolitan area to assess how COVID-19 is impacting our community and how we can help. Please take this 3-minute survey here:


CARES Act - bill passed by the United States Congress

CARES Act - Small businesses

Advocating for Museum Support in Phase 4 COVID Bill

Coronavirus and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)


Archival Workers Emergency Fund - application. First day to apply will be April 15, 2020.

HALO Fund - library workers

Freelancers Relief Fund

The Tri-State Relief Fund to Support Non-Salaried Workers in the Visual Arts

State of New York, Unemployment insurance

State of New Jersey, Unemployment insurance

FSA Coronavirus Forbearance for Student Loans

Paid Family Leave & Medical Leave Insurance Laws by State (National Partnership for Women & Families)

Smithsonian COVID-19 Resources Hub

Mellon Foundation Grants for Community-Based Archives (deadline June 1, 2020)

Collections Care & Workplace safety

Reopening Guidance for Cleaning and Disinfecting Public Spaces, Workplaces, Businesses, Schools, and Homes - CDC

Reopoening Archives, Libraries, and Museums (REALM) Information Hub: A COVID-19 Research Project

Disinfecting Cultural Resources, Personal Protective Equipment, and Re-Entry to Cultural Sites - National Center for Preservation Technology & Training

Workers' Rights During a Pandemic - Hammer Museum

Isolating, Disinfecting, and Cleaning Historic Materials - National Center for Preservation Technology and Training

Handling Library Materials and Collections During a Pandemic - American Library Association

The Impact of Hand Sanitizers on Collection Materials - Library of Congress

Collections Care in the Age of COVID-19 Facebook Live event - FAIC Connecting to Collections Care

Caring for Heritage Collections during the COVID-19 Pandemic - Canadian Conservation Institute COVID-19 Task Force 
Technical Note:    


SAA Accessibility & Disability Section's "Archivists at Home" Open Document
A crowdsourced document for advocacy and ideas on remote labor.

Online Events from METRO

American Association of State and Local History Recorded Webinars

WebJunction Free April Webinars for Library Staff

Crowdsourced List of Academic Library/Archives Webinars

International Council on Archives #StayHome Learn at Home training

"What to do During COVID-19" International List of Online Resources for Archivists

"Deriving Value from Collections in the Time of Corona (a resource co-created by ART member Margot Note!)

Introduction: IIIF Technical Workshop


Open access to recent issues of American Archivist, the Society of American Archivists (SAA) Journal

Free online access to back issues of Archivaria, the Association of Canadian Archivists Journal

Internet Archive - National Emergency Library

community & Wellness

Archivists Round Table Weekly Community Hours (Tuesdays, 1-2 PM)

METRO Weekly Community Chat (Thursdays, 2-3 PM)

Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA) Wednesday Well-Being Zoom & Thursday Coffee & Tea Break

Working Mindfully in Uncertain Times (METRO)

"Tell Your Story" SAA Archival Workers Emergency Fund website

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