During the first half of 2020, academic libraries across the world have been addressing unprecedented challenges brought on by COVID-19. A large number of these libraries, due to national legislation or institutional decision, had to close their doors and offer virtual services. Academic libraries have been reinventing their services to meet the teaching, learning, and research needs.

Members of the IFLA Academic and Research Libraries Standing Committee (SC) will be sharing their institutional or national experiences during this COVID-19 period. These presentations, together with the anticipated rich discussion emanating from the participation by the audience, will be captured and shared. During this pandemic period, collaboration should be the norm.

This Zoom webinar will feature an international panel of speakers and is free and open to the public, so please share this invitation

 Gulcin Cribb

 ARL Chair (Singapore / Australia)

 Bertil Dorch


 Jerome Fronty


 Ursula Arning


 Leo Ma

 Hong Kong

 Ramesh Gaur


 Fawz Abdallah


 Adetoun Oyelude


 Saif AlJabri


 Mimi Calter


 Xin Li

 USA (Moderator)

Join the webinar on 22 July 2020 at 15:00 SAST

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Xin Li (Cornell University)

Series organisers

Chair of ARL: Gulcin Cribb: [email protected]

Recording and Slides