As colleges and universities consider reopening strategies and what higher education will look like in the wake of COVID-19, academic libraries need to prepare for what comes next. ACRL is working to develop resources to help you navigate this new landscape, and has curated some outside resources below that we how you find helpful in planning for possible scenarios. We will continue to monitor the shifting landscape of post-pandemic planning and update this page accordingly. Stay tuned for additional resources from ACRL coming soon.
Advocating for Library Workers During Uncertain Times
Wednesday, May 13
The recent public health situation has created much uncertainty for higher education funding. Libraries are finding themselves in increasingly more complex fiscal situations, with layoffs, furloughs, and budget reductions being announced and anticipated. Our panel of library leaders from institutions of all sizes discusses practical strategies for engaging campus administrators in conversations that emphasize the importance of supporting library employees and the critical work they are doing for their students and organizations.