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OCLC Virtual Town Hall: Libraries and the COVID-19 Crisis

A 90-minute virtual town hall exploring how libraries of all types are managing the impact of the COVID-19 crisis.

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The COVID-19 crisis has created a strain on both the personal and professional lives of library staff everywhere. As libraries respond to rapidly evolving information and guidelines, building closures, and loss of resources, staff are considering new, virtual ways to connect with and support patrons and colleagues.

View this 90-minute OCLC virtual town hall with a welcome from Skip Prichard, President and CEO of OCLC. This event features WebJunction and OCLC Research Library Partnership program staff and four guest panelists from public, academic, special, and school libraries who share their experiences with the shifting landscape, including how libraries are moving services, programming, and learning online.

Panelists also discussed methods for taking care of ourselves and one another as we grapple with the stress and fear that results from a crisis of this magnitude. Having a strong network of support is essential to everyone’s well-being, so we appreciated hear ing from you, too. Attendees brought ideas, questions, and insights, and participated via chat and in other interactive elements of the town hall.


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13 April 2020


3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Eastern Daylight Time, North America [UTC -4]