Libraries Press on Despite COVID

Tuesday, 11/9/2021 - Wednesday, 11/10/2021
  • 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, November 9 and Wednesday, November 10. View the summary of this e-Forum.

There is no doubt that COVID has impacted the way libraries serve their communities. This Core e-Forum provides a space for individuals to share the library workflows affected, the challenges that were presented, how individuals and libraries adapted to challenges and changes, and where we might see libraries going from here.

Learning Outcomes

During this discussion, attendees will:

  • Identify the workflows that were affected by the pandemic
  • Examine workflows, both effective and ineffective, that were implemented in response to COVID
  • Identify/develop future effective workflow practices based on lessons learned

Who Should Attend

Anyone with interest about how COVID affected library workflows are encouraged to join and participate.


Rob Tench is the Head of Resource Fulfillment at Old Dominion University Libraries. He is responsible for acquisitions, licensing, serials management, ILL/document delivery, and administration of the Libraries’ materials budget. He has a MSLS from Catholic University and an Ed.D. from Virginia Commonwealth University.

Erica Barnett is new to the profession and is the Acquisitions Librarian at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, NC. Erica holds a MS in Library and Information Science from University of North Carolina Greensboro. Her professional interests include technical services workflows and streaming media.




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