How Employers Can Support Library Workers Who Are Caregivers During COVID-19 Webinar

For Immediate Release
Wed, 01/13/2021


Beatrice Calvin

Manager, Professional Development

Office for Human Resource Development and Recruitment (HRDR)


The American Library Association's (ALA's) Committee on the Status of Women in Librarianship (COSWL) will present the free webinar 'How Employers Can Support Library Workers Who Are Caregivers During COVID-19' on Wednesday, February 3, 2021, 1:00 - 2:00 pm (Central). This webinar was originally scheduled in November 2020. Anyone who previously registered will not need to register again. Others may register now.

You are invited to join presenters as they explore how employers can create emotionally healthy workplaces with relevant policies and procedures; how employers can provide flexible schedules as well as work expectations; and how employers can assist staff who are taking care of children and/or parents during this time of COVID-19.

The session will be moderated by Loida Garcia-Febo, Chair of COSWL. 

Featured presenters include:

  • Maggie Farrell, Dean of Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • Tonya A. Garcia, Director, Long Branch Free Public Library, New Jersey
  • Bobbi Newman, Community Engagement and Outreach Specialist, National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Greater Midwest Region, University of Iowa

Join Loida Garcia-Febo and our team of presenters as they discuss how administrators and staff can support library workers --particularly women-- who are caring for parents and children during COVID-19.

Register now. Space is limited. This webinar will be recorded and made available to registrants who may not be able to attend the live event.

For questions, contact Beatrice Calvin.

The ALA Office for Human Resource Development and Recruitment (HRDR) serves as liaison to the ALA Committee on the Status of Women in Librarianship (COSWL).