Which Libraries are Open?: How to Quickly Map Library Reopening Statuses and Service Updates Using CARTO
This article outlines how libraries can quickly map library information such as location and service updates using the free version of CARTO, an online mapping platform that provides both free and subscription-based accounts. Institutions with multiple library locations and different COVID-19 site reopening statuses can quickly map which library locations are open, partially opened or closed and indicate what services are currently available. Mapping this data requires minimal technical expertise and time, and the map itself can be helpful for patrons, librarians and staff.