Discusses how libraries have adapted to continue serving their communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.
In the School Library Journal (SLJ) article, "COVID-19 Is an Opportunity to Rethink Youth Librarianship | Reimagining Libraries" by University of Maryland College of Information Studies (UMD iSchool) professor Mega Subramaniam and Linda W. Braun, they discuss how libraries have adapted to continue serving their communities during the COVID-19 pandemic, and what libraries will need to do when they reopen.
Mega Subramaniam and Linda Braun are calling on readers to help redesign library services.
"We will facilitate weekly virtual Zoom sessions where we listen, co-create, and crowdsource challenges, solutions, and best practices—on one hand providing pointers to serve your local communities, and on the other, stewarding the national narrative on the role of public libraries in this moment of need. What we learn via these virtual sessions will be synthesized in the next article and will serve as a guide for our upcoming live sessions.
Join us in co-creating these phases of “reopening” for libraries that focus on the needs of local communities and the youth we serve. If you are interested in this project, please contact Mega Subramaniam and Linda Braun."