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Explore Transformational Change in University Libraries due to COVID-19, a Core webinar, on March 2, 2021

CHICAGOAt the University of Oregon (UO), the dramatic changes required by the COVID-19 crisis offered UO Libraries an unprecedented opportunity to transform, throw out decades of habits and workflows, and break down silos and internal communication barriers. Prior to the campus closure, UO Libraries was a traditional library system focused on high-touch, in-person services. The rapid switch to predominantly remote work highlighted many organizational complications. In addition, the university considered the Libraries’ mission critical, so many library staff employees continued working onsite. As a result, the organization needed to facilitate a hybrid workforce. 

On Tuesday, March 2, join technology, e-learning, subject specialist and administrative staff from the University of Oregon Libraries for a discussion on organizational change through collaborations created during the pandemic. Presenters will discuss the work that remains to be done, ongoing gaps in organizational knowledge and continuing barriers to change. Participants will reflect on their own institutional experience during the crisis, including how the organization changed or did not change because of the shutdown and how the organization pivoted to a virtual organization. Participants will also be able to identify opportunities in their own institutions to create new forums which can move an organization to overcome its barriers.

Register today for this informative session.

Transformational Change: a Newly Hybrid Workforce
Live Webinar: Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 1:00 – 2:00pm CT
Presenters: Nancy Cunningham, Ray Henry, Genifer Snipes and Rayne Vieger 

Registration Fees: 

$43 – Core Member
$59 – Non-member
$129 – Groups
Free for Student Members

Can’t attend the live event? No problem! All registrants will receive a link to the recorded session for later viewing at their convenience.

Register online or by phone at 1-800-545-2433 (press 1 to reach our customer service representatives).

For questions or comments related to Core webinars, please contact Core CE staff at [email protected].

ALA and Core are committed to supporting our members, staff, and all librarians and library workers during these uncertain times. We will continue to offer online learning opportunities and will do our best to accommodate the remote needs of our attendees. We will also continue to offer group registration, providing individual logins for each group member registered for Core webinars. Please contact Core with any questions or concerns.

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