How to Evaluate Your Library’s Virtual Programs

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 aContinue reading “How to Evaluate Your Library’s Virtual Programs”

Providing Computer and Internet Access to Library Patrons During a Pandemic

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, headContinue reading “Providing Computer and Internet Access to Library Patrons During a Pandemic”

Panel Discussion on COVID-19 and Libraries

I was happy to join fellow Libraries Unlimited authors Kristin Grabarek, Noah Lenstra, and Sara K. Zettervall in a virtual panel discussion¬†of how public libraries are adapting their services and programs during the COVID-19 pandemic.¬†Libraries in Unprecedented Times: Before, During, and After the Pandemic¬† was sponsored by School Library Connection / ABC-CLIO, and can beContinue reading “Panel Discussion on COVID-19 and Libraries”