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Thursday, June 17 • 3:15pm - 4:05pm
Maintaining Service while Sheltering in Place: How SCATLA Member Libraries Thrived Under the Country’s Most Stringent COVID Lockdown (On Demand)

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California has consistently been at the forefront of COVID-19 cases in the United States and thus has had more stringent regulations to slow the curve and save lives. These regulations have had a dramatic impact on academic libraries in Southern California, with many universities conducting online Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 semesters. This presentation will include:
  • An introduction to California state and county COVID-19 restrictions.
  • An overview of how SCATLA (Southern California Theological Library Association) libraries have dealt with the COVID-19 restrictions.
  • A deep dive into how several SCATLA libraries - Azusa Pacific University, Biola University, Hope International University, and Loyola Marymount University - implemented creative solutions to support their communities under the COVID-19 restrictions. Issues of budget, instruction, online support, staffing, physical materials vs online materials, mailing services, and space will be discussed in detail.
  • Discussion of current COVID-19 related policies & services, one year after the pandemic began.
  • Plans for future policies & services in a world affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Stacie Schmidt

Reference Services Librarian, Biola University
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Steve Jung

Circulation Coordinator & Information Specialist II - Reference, Azusa Pacific University
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Robin Hartman

Director of Library Services, Hope International University
I have just announced my retirement after nearly 28 years at the same institution. It is with mixed emotions that I make this decision but I look forward to the next chapter in my life. I don't have a plan except to remain active and find new ways to contribute when and where ever... Read More →
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Alexis Weiss

Reference and Instruction Librarian for Theology, Loyola Marymount University
Talk to me about diversity, equity, and inclusion, as well as world religions.

Thursday June 17, 2021 3:15pm - 4:05pm CDT