Given the need to practice social distancing, many libraries have embraced virtual programming. From live programming over Zoom and Facebook, to pre-recorded programs on YouTube, librarians have found creative ways to engage their patrons. While this approach is vital, how can you measure the impact and success of your library’s virtual programs?
Below is a webinar I gave via the EveryLibrary Institute addressing this very topic. Please consider donating to their HALO Fund(Help A Library Worker Out). This fund is designed to help librarians, library staff, and library workers who need assistance with housing expenses, child care, groceries, or other expenses during the COVID-19 crisis. We’re all in this together!
COVID-19 continues to be a major consideration when planning library programs and services. Previously, I explored Assessing Virtual Library Programs in my May/June 2020 Wired Library column for Public Libraries Magazine.
In my latest column, I examine the challenges of providing computer and internet access in the current pandemic environment. To check it out, head over to Public Libraries Magazine and click on the July/August 2020 edition.
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In my latest Wired Library column, I explore the challenges of assessing virtual library programs.
With libraries currently practicing social distancing in the face of COVID-19, many organizations have begun experimenting with virtual programming. As these offerings become increasingly commonplace and represent a growing portion of our time and budget, it is essential that we appropriately evaluate them.