In 2020, we had to adapt on the fly. Living 30 minutes away from my job and most of my students didn't let me connect with them very well. I still had to do Book Club! Using Canvas and other tools, I created a Virtual Library so students can have access to all the features of a library while at home. Students have the option to Zoom me with reference requests, etc. and for book and technology recommendations. I also used it as a communication tool. When we came back in the fall, I kept a lot of those virtual elements but folded it into our library to make it more virtual and interactive with QR codes, etc. Covid challenged us to think on our feet, and we didn't let it get us down. We had a "go with the flow" attitude.
Upon completion, the participant will be able to adapt a brick and mortar library into a virtual library situation.
Upon completion, the participant will be able to make their brick and mortar library more interactive and engaging for students, patrons, and teachers.
Upon completion, the participant will be able to rationalize certain programs, and technology, to their curriculum and instruction head, and/or their principal.