Libraries and COVID-19: Providing Virtual Services

Your physical library may be closed, but you can still offer direct services to your patrons. With many resources available digitally, and with the ability to provide reference via phone, chat, and virtual meeting tools, your services do not have to halt at a time when they are more important than ever. Please join our expert panel on Thursday, March 26 at 1 p.m. Eastern as they offer practical insights on how to start using—or increase efficient use of—your virtual tools.

Panelists include:

• Jason Griffey, director of strategic initiatives at NISO

• Francisca Goldsmith, consultant at Library Ronin

• David Lee King, digital services director at Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library

• Lindsey Gervais, digital pedagogy specialist at Gale

Tune in to this free 60-minute webcast at 1 p.m. Eastern on March 26. Don't miss out! Register now.

Registration and attendance for this event is limited, but a recording will be posted on our AL Live page as soon as it is available.

 

 
 
 

This American Libraries Live webinar is sponsored by Gale, a Cengage Company.

Date:
Thursday, March 26, 2020
Time:
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Location:
Online - at your computer
Categories:
Other Webinar

To register for a DLD workshop or webinar, you must be a current staff member, Friend, or Board Member/Trustee of a library in CT. If you are an unemployed librarian in CT, please contact Gail Hurley (gail.hurley@ct.gov or 860-704-2222) to register.

Cancellation Policy

If you cannot attend a workshop you have registered for, please remember to cancel at least 3 days in advance so we can give your spot to someone else. You can cancel via the link in your confirmation email, or by contacting Gail Hurley gail.hurley@ct.gov | (860) 704-2222.

Those who miss (without cancelling) 3 events within a 6-month period will be placed on the waiting list when registering for future events. Be sure to sign in when you arrive for any workshop.

Inclement Weather Policy

For all in-person workshops offered by the CT State Library, Division of Library Development:

If the public schools in the town where the workshop is to be held close due to weather, the workshop will be canceled. If the schools have a delay, the workshop will go on as scheduled.

For the most up-to-date information, call us at 860-704-2200.

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Continuing Education workshops and the professional development collection are funded in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered by the Connecticut State Library.