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Conference or Venue

2021 Kansas Library Association Conference

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How do you reimagine an over 30-year annual event in the world of COVID-19? Pittsburg State University (PSU) Library Services needed to transform their longest ongoing traditional program, University Authors Reception, in 2020. This event honors authors and creators at PSU by showcasing their publications from the year. Traditionally, this celebration allowed for the honorees and community to engage in discussion about their works, enjoy light refreshments, and celebrate their accomplishments with family and friends. With the uncertainty of COVID-19 and related safety protocols, PSU librarians took the opportunity to reshape elements of the event to ensure a focus on the honorees. In this session, learn how Library Services altered their annual event and what changes will be sustained for future receptions.