The address and phone number to contact the Association’s Headquarters is:
PO Box 33731
Seattle, Washington, 98133
In the best interests of our staff, the physical ARSL office will close beginning March 17 and staff will begin working remotely from home through March 27. After that we will assess on a week by week basis. Our top concerns at this time are to minimize our own exposure while maintaining ARSL’s necessary operations and member needs, and also assisting our other library clients who are navigating various crises.
While the ARSL office phones will not be answered in person during this time, all voicemail left will generate an email to our office account so we are promptly notified and can return the call. We will continue attending any online ARSL meetings to which we’ve been invited. Our office team will be meeting online daily and will stay in constant communication using our usual messaging app. None of our office staff will lose hours or wages during this time, and all receive health care coverage and sick time, should that support be needed.
We know this is an increasingly stressful and challenging time for all of you and your organizations and communities. If there is anything that I or the ARSL office can do to assist you and yours now or in the coming weeks, please let us know.
-Kate Laughlin, Executive Director of ARSL