Spring 2021 Workshop – Going Forward: An Informal Sharing Session about What We’ve Learned from Librarying During A Pandemic

Thursday, April 22 from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m
Registration is required and space is limited. A recording of the workshop will be sent out to registered participants the week after the session. Feel free to share this CE opportunity with any public or academic library workers who may be interested in attending.

REGISTER HERE: https://tinyurl.com/INCOLSpring2021.

An invitation to join the workshop on Zoom will be emailed to registered participants the week of the workshop, no later than Wednesday, April 21. Registration will remain open until April 21 or until all spots are filled.

Workshop description:

We are now one year into a world-wide pandemic that has touched just about every aspect of our lives, and libraries are no exception. Libraries and library workers have adapted to each evolving stage while striving to safely serve the public and fill gaps in the community.

Join us on Zoom to hear from peers about what they have learned while serving the public as academic and public library staff during the coronavirus. Contributors will share their experience from the past year in their various roles and what they will take into the future. They will each speak for a few moments on a specific topic, from library programs to digital equity, the library as a third space, impacts on reference services and library instruction, as well as how libraries have been bridging the technology and literacy gap. Special attention will be given to how the pandemic has impacted the mental health of library staff and patrons.

Public participation in these conversations will be encouraged (but not required) during specified portions of the workshop. Come prepared with thoughts and questions, and enjoy this cathartic experience of hearing from others who have also been charting new waters during this very strange time.

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