Emergency and Emerging Technology Programs at Community College Libraries
Conversations on Community College Library Strategy and Collaboration
Join us on Tuesday, March 22, from 2-3:00 PM for the first webinar in our Conversations on Community College Library Strategy and Collaboration series
Emergency and emerging technology programs at community college libraries
Tuesday, March 22, 2022, 2:00-3:00 PM (ET)
During the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic, many community college libraries stepped up, developing new programs and technology lending services to assist students who would otherwise not have access. These libraries dramatically pivoted existing programs, or quickly developed new lending policies and services for loaning laptops and wi-fi hotspots, among other needed devices. As the pandemic continues, and emergency funding runs low, how can libraries sustain and scale these initiatives?
Join us as we share findings from a national survey. A panel of community college library directors will join us to discuss the emergency provisions they provided during the pandemic, the budgetary challenges they faced, and what the future of these programs may look like going forward. We will also consider the impact of emerging technologies, such as increased digital content and streaming media, and their impact on the role of the community college library within the college ecosystem.