COVID-19 and Libraries, One Year Later

Tuesday, 2/16/2021 - Wednesday, 2/17/2021
  • 10:00 AM-6:00 PM (Eastern)
  • 9:00 AM-5:00 PM (Central)
  • 8:00 AM-4:00 PM (Mountain)
  • 7:00 AM-3:00 PM (Pacific)

This e-Forum was presented on Tuesday, February 16 and Wednesday, February 17. View the summary of this e-Forum.

The end is near!?? COVID-19 had a major impact on our lives, and for all library operations. States shut down, including libraries, re-opened with limited services, shut down and reopened again, and shut down yet again, as the virus surged around the countryand world. We had to learn how to manage and supervise staff working remotely, how to cope with reductions in services and, once reopened, reduced building occupation, as well as how to handle acquisitions, equipment maintenance, and building operations. This e-Forum will explore what we've learned, how we’ve coped and what plans, if any, libraries may have with the roll out of vaccines.

Learning Outcomes

In this e-Forum, attendees will explore:

  • How we managed and supervised staff, what worked and what didn’t, including annual evaluations
  • New services introduced and how existing services have changed
  • “Post-Covid” plansservice and work changes which will be permanent and what will be eliminated
  • What we might have done differently, if we only knew then what we know now

Who Should Attend

Library administrators and staff at all levels who have been impacted by Covid-19, and managed changing circumstances and services. Basically all library employees!


Nicole Lewis is Lead Cataloger at the University of Utah’s J. Willard Marriott Library. She is responsible for coordinating cataloging workflows and is one of the library’s ILS system administrators. 

Rebecca Uhl is Principal Cataloger at Arizona State University. She is coordinating remote work for 13 catalogers in three different units within technical services, including providing training and coaching catalogers in new and different tasks.




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