Author ORCID Identifier

Matthew Chase:

Publication Title

California Library Association (CLA) Conference 2021

Medical Subject Headings



The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the academic library as a place for learning, connection, and wellness. The shift to virtual services has significantly changed how students are interacting with the library space, introducing challenges and opportunities for library staff to revitalize and re-center the library beyond the physical constraints of brick and mortar. This session will provide a look at how two university libraries have responded to this call for re-centering the library as place through virtual programming and outreach services. Presenters will discuss their experiences and insights with creating new and unique virtual programming across health and wellness, teaching and learning, and community engagement. Participants will also take part during the session in creating a digital care package.


Presentation given at the California Library Association (CLA) Conference on May 13, 2021. Online.