Stanford Libraries’ Masquaraders come to rescue with COVID-19 face masks

The Masquaraders logo, left, and a rainbow of masks.

Staff members in Stanford Libraries have taken the need to wear masks in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic to heart.

Staff from across the library — including those who were expert sewists, those with rusty skills and those who could not sew but still wanted to be involved — have been involved in a months-long project to create three masks per person for every employee of the Stanford Libraries family. Facilities and mailroom staff helped figure out the logistics, mail out the packages, keep track of the inventory and distribute the completed masks.

The group, named the Masquaraders, worked throughout June and July to produce more than 1,300 masks.

Read the full article and see photos of the project on the Stanford Libraries website.