This meeting is organized by the Leadership & Assessment Committee together with the OCLC committee, as part of our regular event series for AMICAL library directors. We will be hosting Dr. Lynn Silipigni Connaway, Director of Library Trends and User Research from OCLC Research.
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, OCLC has connected with leaders and staff at cultural heritage institutions from around the world to understand how the crisis has impacted them, their institutions, and communities, how they have responded, and how the experiences are shaping new library models. In this session, Lynn Silipigni Connaway, PhD, from OCLC Research, will summarize findings from interviews with 29 global library leaders reflecting on their COVID responses and visions for their new model library. The themes from this study are synthesized in the briefing, New Model Library: Pandemic Effects and Library Directions.
Who should come? This meeting is intended for library directors at AMICAL member institutions, or another librarian with leadership responsibilities delegated by the library director to participate in this forum.
How to attend the meeting: A calendar invite with meeting link has been sent to all AMICAL library directors. If you believe you should have received this invite, but have not, contact us.
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The platform will be Zoom, which may require installation in advance of the event. Review our online event guidelines to ensure you are set up to participate with a microphone and/or web cam.