Format: Town Hall, original date April 13, 2020
Hosted by: WebJunction and Research Library Partnership, OCLC
Length: 1.5 hours
The COVID-19 crisis has created a strain on both the personal and professional lives of library staff everywhere. As libraries respond to rapidly evolving information and guidelines, building closures, and loss of resources, staff are considering new, virtual ways to connect with and support patrons and colleagues.
Join us for a 90-minute OCLC virtual town hall with a welcome from Skip Prichard, President and CEO of OCLC. This live event will feature WebJunction and OCLC Research Library Partnership program staff and four guest panelists from public, academic, special, and school libraries who will share their experiences with the shifting landscape, including how libraries are moving services, programming, and learning online.
Panelists will also discuss methods for taking care of ourselves and one another as we grapple with the stress and fear that results from a crisis of this magnitude. Having a strong network of support is essential to everyone’s well-being, so we want to hear from you, too. Please bring your ideas, questions, and insights, and plan to participate via chat and in other interactive elements of the town hall.