April 21,1:00p- 2:00p (PT) - Launching and Leading the Librarian Reserve Corps: Developing an agile librarian network in response to COVID-19 (PNR/NNLM) - This is a presentation on librarian visioning, leadership, management, and trial by fire. It provides a unique perspective on launching and leading an international network of librarian volunteers in a new role: emergency responders in the COVID-19 pandemic. Participants will learn about the process of establishing an international network of volunteers from idea generation to implementation; leadership successes; and “lessons” learned.
April 29, 11:00a - 12:00p (PT) - Libraries and COVID-19: Information, Tools, and Resources, an ARSL/REALM Project Webinar - Register for free (non-ARSL members will need to create a free account, you are not required to join ARSL). More than a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, libraries continue to adapt and respond while faced with the challenges of redesigning services to limit the spread of the virus. The REopening Archives, Libraries and Museums (REALM) project is providing libraries with science-based information to support local decision-making by conducting research and creating free resources for libraries to use. Presenters will share information about these REALM tools and what is on the horizon for the REALM project, as well the frontline staff perspective on creating and implementing library procedures and engaging library staff and the community during a pandemic. Presenters: Jennie Garner, Library Director, North Liberty Library (Iowa) and Kendra Morgan, Senior Program Manager, OCLC