COVID and Workplace Law: A Practical Primer (A free webinar from Core)

Tuesday, 2/16/2021
  • 2:00 PM-3:00 PM (Eastern)
  • 1:00 PM-2:00 PM (Central)
  • 12:00 PM-1:00 PM (Mountain)
  • 11:00 AM-12:00 PM (Pacific)

Randi Cohen This open 60-minute session will cover the practical legal concerns of library workers and managers during the pandemic. When should you consult a lawyer? What kinds of legal support are available? What are your legal rights in the COVID-19 era workplace? Use this form to submit your questions to the presenter ahead of time.
Core is committed to the workplace safety of library workers and seeks to advocate for workers' holistic well-being across the profession. As the leading ALA division discussing libraries as spaces, we are committed to fostering dialogue and supporting workers during this challenging and perilous time.
To our members—thank you for your support and for doing all you do under challenging circumstances. We are committed to supporting you with programming and advocacy. Feel free to contact us and share your comments, questions, or suggestions with the Core staff.
To our nonmember colleagues—consider joining Core if you are not already a member—together we can help ensure that libraries are welcoming and safe spaces for their workers and communities. Programming like this is just one way we’re working to celebrate your labor and #ProtectLibraryWorkers. Together, we are more powerful!

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this webinar, the attendees will have a better grasp on the rights and responsibilities of their libraries and institutions relating to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Who Should Attend

This webinar is for library workers and managers interested in the legal rights and responsibilities of their libraries as they relate to COVID-19.


Randi M. Cohen is a labor and employment counselor and litigator with over a decade of experience representing individuals and businesses. She has a passion for problem solving and believes in keeping things personal. She has said, “If you’re looking for a big, corporate firm to throw weight around and blindly bang on tables, I’m not your woman,” she explains. “But if you want someone who really understands your case, who will stand by you every step of the process, I can help.”

Her expertise is highly sought after by small and medium size businesses and her passion is advising, negotiating, and litigating on behalf of regular, everyday people from all walks of life. Randi litigates before federal, state, and administrative tribunals.



FREE! This webinar is being offered at no charge as a courtesy to Core members and the library community as a whole as we seek new and better ways to adapt to the Covid19 pandemic.

Note: This webinar will NOT be recorded to honor the need for privacy and confidentiality of our participants.


How to Register

Click here to register and receive a confirmation email with link to join the webinar

Core Code of Conduct

Please review the Statement of Conduct before registering.

Tech Requirements

Computer with Internet access (high-speed connection is best) and media player software. Headphones recommended.

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For questions about registration, contact ALA Registration by calling 1-800-545-2433 and press 1 or email

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