We are now in week “forever minus X” of stay at home orders, working from home, virtual meetings, virtual teaching, etc., and wondering what our institutions will be like when our communities open back up (as if they have been totally closed). Where have we seen good uses of training, distance learning, virtual conference, online delivery of services, etc.? Where have we seen good pivots from on-site to online? Where have we seen institutions expand what they are doing and perhaps gaining a bigger presence? What do we want our libraries to remember or keep doing? On the call were Andrea Snyder, Paul Signorelli, Jill Hurst-Wahl, and a silent Maurice Coleman.
- 2-minute video of a son helping his mother with a Zoom meeting
- Tim’s tweets for the National Cowboy Museum
- People getting used to using online tools for communication and growing in their comfort with it
- People – rural and urban – have similar experiences through digital technology
- The need for broadband stimulus legislation
- National Digital Inclusion Alliance
- Libraries and schools making wifi available in their parking lots
- Libraries and Schools Are Bridging the Digital Divide During the Coronavirus Pandemic
- K-12 schools sending school buses, with wifi, out info the community to help students access the Internet
- Level of commitment and creativity among peers
- The reversal of assumptions about how to schedule online training events (i.e., fast turn around works!)
- Perspectives 2020, 24-hour global conference
- Your best resources are your colleagues
- Be kind to each other. and yourself.
- Imagine how much less connected we would have been in 2010.
- Rethink the normal for how people participate in online meetings.
This was a fun show!