Lessons Learned in Leaving the Library and Coming Back Again

Meg E. Massey

Abstract


In early March 2020, libraries across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania began to close in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis. On March 19, staff members in the Interlibrary Loan (ILL) Department at Penn State University Libraries pivoted to providing remote services to Penn State users and library partners from around the world. In addition to describing the difficulties of transitioning to and the realities of working from home, this piece describes the challenges experienced in returning to the library. Considerations for the future are also discussed.


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5195/palrap.2020.239



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