Free Library Professional Development for Librarians During the Pandemic

What happens when libraries have to shut their doors during a crisis? How can libraries turn to their communities and dive deeper to support them?

Under the current circumstances, many library professionals have to work from home which raises questions about how to best use this time. We want to support the library community in the best way we know how: by connecting libraries to each other.

Along with R. David Lankes from the University of South Carolina’s School of Library and Information Science (and proud PL2030 Board Member), we’ve created Librarians.Support: a one-stop shop for all sorts of free professional development resources for librarians, by librarians.

A mix of resources is already available! There are webinars, podcasts, and toolkits just waiting for you. We’ll also be organising live sessions hosted by R. David Lankes in the near future so keep an eye out for those!

We truly want Librarians.Support to be a way for the library community to support and exchange with each other regardless of the circumstances. This platform is a work in progress and we are open to your feedback or if you have any resources you’d like to share (in any language) with a global network of libraries, please get in touch (info@pl2030.eu)!