|As a respected industry leader, you are cordially invited to be the first to register for Library Journal’s Summit: What’s Next? Libraries Adapt to the New Abnormal, taking place on October 6th.
With the COVID-19 pandemic upending strategic plans across the country, libraries had to be nimble, flexible, and collaborative on a scale and time frame like never before. Fortunately, all three of those proficiencies are in the library wheelhouse.
In this free, day-long, virtual event, LJ will convene leaders at every level to share their learnings from the first phase of the crisis, how they’re preparing for the multiple possibilities of the medium term—and beyond—and positioning themselves to come out of the recovery strong.
Topics explored will include:
- Innovations in digital service that enable librarians to serve their communities from a distance
- Equity initiatives that help narrow the digital divide
- Keeping staff and patrons safe
- Best practices in disaster, succession, and reopening planning and policies
- How libraries are getting the word out about their value and services regardless of the building and collection status
- Supporting users as their home becomes school, workplace, library, even doctor’s office
- Negotiating the economic fallout
- Creating and expanding partnerships to rise to the challenges of coronavirus
- The library’s role in the community’s recovery planning
- And much more!