In April 2020 I joined National Network of the Libraries of Medicine representative Bobbi L. Newman, along with co-panelists Jenn Carson, Madeleine Charney, Fobazi Ettarh, Amanda Leftwich, and Eamon Tewell to discuss the impacts of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) on library employees and best practices for counteracting these impacts.
No doubt some of these names are familiar to you if are interested in issues of library morale and library employee advocacy. Ettarh is the creator of the concept of vocational awe, and Tewell’s work includes the critique and interrogation of neoliberalism in libraries – I often mention his work with Berg and Galvan discussing resilience narratives. Amanda Leftwich is founder of the social media space @mindfulinlis,
Enjoy the thought-provoking panel discussion, found below.