IFLAPARL conducted a two-part virtual event Library and Research Services for Parliaments: innovation and inspiration during a global pandemic on December 2 and 9, 2020.

Colleagues gathered online for a series of short and engaging lightning talks about the impact, challenges, changes and innovations experienced and made by their services during the months of the COVID-19 pandemic, including a presentation on the IFLAPARL survey on the response of library and research services for parliaments to the challenges posed by the global health pandemic. Participants actively engaged in moderated Q&A periods during the program.   


The section organized two sessions to ensure broad participation.

Though the theme of each session was the same, each session featured a different roster of speakers.

Presentations and the recording of the Session are available for viewing.

Dec 2, 2020 presentations and recordings

Dec 9, 2020 presentations and this recording of the event and this additional recording made subsequently by one of our colleagues who was unable to participate live during the event.