October 6, 11:00am PT: Virtual Programming During COVID: What we Wished we had Known in Advance & What we Learned During the Process (Niche Academy) - Join a group of academic and public librarians from Laramie (WY) to see how they provided a series of programming about African American poetry and music. They will share practical tips for what to keep in mind when planning accessible virtual programs, how academic and public libraries can collaborate to create dynamic programming, and note areas where practices can be improved to help you avoid pitfalls in advance when planning remote programs!
October 21, 12:00 - 3:00p PT: Libraries as Community Anchors (Library 2.021) - In light of the recent Covid-19 pandemic and other natural disasters such as floods, drought, firestorms, hurricanes, and tornadoes, universal access to the internet has never been more important. Libraries increasingly have an important role to play: as second responders in large scale events via the development and deployment of collaborative connectivity projects; in developing strategies to bridge technological digital divides; and to promote digital access, equity, opportunity, and inclusion. Registration is free.
October 21, 6:30a - 2:00p PT: Don’t Call It a Comeback: Libraries @ the Center of Community Recovery (Library Journal) - Join Library Journal for a free, daylong virtual event to hear from public library leaders and staff who are reinventing their services and building on their best COVID-inspired innovations to better connect with and serve patrons and help their communities recover.