The Socially-Distanced Library: A Case Study of the Alabama Library System & Auburn University - Librarian Resources

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The Socially-Distanced Library: A Case Study of the Alabama Library System & Auburn University

When campuses across Alabama were closing due to COVID-19 this past spring, the Alabama Virtual Library (AVL) board members quickly reached out to new and existing vendors to request temporary access to online resources to help K-20 educators and students make the transition to online learning. In a matter of a few weeks, 31 additional resources were made freely available statewide for several weeks to months. Based on the feedback we received about them, these just-in-time resources were a blessing to our residents. You’ll learn:

 

  • How AVL reached out to the vendors and negotiated access
  • About the challenges and successes AVL had when making the resources available
  • About an innovative approach AVL took to provide online access to students who were forced to return home to another state or country
  • How this experience is helping guide the future of the state’s libraries

 

Featured Speakers:

Ron Leonard, Director of Special Initiatives, Alabama Commission on Higher Education

Phill Johnson, Dean of the Library, Auburn University at Montgomery

 

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