Andrea Snyder, Jill Hurst-Wahl, Maurice Coleman, and Paul Signorelli used the article “What is the Future of Librarians in Times of Pandemic?” as the jumping-off point for a conversation on skills we need to foster among our library peers. From the article:
…librarians must exercise critical thinking, data analysis, flexibility, leadership, and technology management. These are instrumental in creating a digital infrastructure that allows library services to remain in place during isolation. To publicize these services and keep connected with the community, librarians must have a working familiarity with the advanced communication and promotion methodologies used in marketing.