Important: New Brief Option & “Never Let a Serious Crisis Go to Waste…”

Hey all – I have been thinking a lot about how the world will be different when the virus has run its course. I’ve also been watching what libraries are doing for out reach in the middle of this crisis. This morning, I had a FaceTime with my doctor to check in after we postponed my yearly check up until June. It was interesting to see him on my computer instead of in the little exam room. We had a good chat about feeling anxious in these times etc. He said “Don’t let this take total control of your life.” Take precautions. Be safe. But live.

Then, into Feedly came this from Christian Lauersen: Never Let a Serious Crisis Go to Waste  Take a look at all the examples he gathered of how libraries are helping people to live in the midst of a crisis.

So here is my thought: if you would like to do your Director’s Brief on the library response to COVID-19 and how this type of outreach is indeed part of the Hyperlinked Library model, I’m all for it. You can do a global angle or US or …. You can focus on a specific strategy (online story time, etc) or do an overall.

This is just one more option. If your would rather focus on a specific participatory technology or trend or a global issue in libraries, that is just fine too!

6 thoughts on “Important: New Brief Option & “Never Let a Serious Crisis Go to Waste…”

  1. Lain K.

    Thanks for this! I’ve been struggling to think of an idea for this assignment being trapped at home and unable to explore a physical library setting locally, and this option definitely opens things up. I know a few others beside myself have also been focusing on libraries in the time of pandemic for blog posts, and we can all look to each other’s posts and your updates for inspiration!

  2. David Vargas

    There was a really fun webinar that took place yesterday by AL Live called “Libraries and COVID-19: Using 3D Printing to Make Personal Protective Equipment.” It was really interesting to hear about four libraries in North America and their efforts to 3D Print PPE for organizations in need.

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