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Conference or Venue

Kansas Library Association

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It has long been a librarian role to provide access to books, serials, and media, as well as library instruction to support learning and access to information, whether in a K-12 school, college or university, or public library. Some materials and services, such as library instruction, have traditionally been available in the library only, but the world as we know is changing. Higher education’s movement towards online and hybrid learning has caused academic librarians to move their instruction online also. In addition, the COVID-19 pandemic caused libraries nationwide to shut down temporarily, while they identified and served their patrons’ needs.

Therefore, libraries adapted their offerings to an online or alternative format to comply with restrictions imposed because of the pandemic. Come hear how librarians at Pittsburg State University adapted its library services, such as book circulation and library instruction, to synchronous and asynchronous delivery online in the wake of the COVID-19 epidemic. Librarians successfully modified most existing library services to support student success and research at Pittsburg State University, but it was not without pitfalls.