- Took place Feb 23 – Feb 25, 2021
The North American Virtual Reference Online Conference will take place over three half days and will be held virtually February 23-25, 2021. This is a free event, open to all, and will take place through zoom.
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The three half-day events are designed to give a wide perspective of online library services in the time of crisis and unique ways libraries are meeting community needs. Learn what our colleagues throughout North American are working on, concerned by, and let’s celebrate our achievements together!
Join us for 25 breakout sessions over three days on topics such as tiered reference services, transitioning online services in the time of a pandemic, maintaining work-life balance, collaborative chat services, outreach services, and much more. All sessions will be recorded.
This conference brings together programs from colleagues from public, academic, and special libraries in North America discussing the variety of ways their libraries have adapted to the changing environment and thrived to meet community needs.
On February 23 Meredith Farkas will deliver the keynote address and talk to us about what Slow Librarianship means and putting an emphasis on values-driven work.
- Sandy McCarthy
Washtenaw Community College (Ann Arbor, Michigan)
- Guinsly Mondésir
Scholars Portal, University of Toronto (Toronto, Ontario)
- Tamara Ottum
State Library of Oregon (Salem, Oregon)
- Sara Peté
Washington State Library (Tumwater, Washington)
- Carla Pfahl
Minitex, University of Minnesota (Minneapolis, Minnesota)
- Missy Williams
Delaware Division of Libraries (Dover, Delaware)