April 7, 2021 by Natalie Burclaff
This post was written by Lynn Weinstein a Business Reference Librarian in the Science, Technology, and Business Division.
This year’s National Library Week (April 4 – 10, 2021) is being celebrated with the theme “Welcome to Your Library,” which recognizes the importance of delivering library services beyond the traditional brick and mortar library, particularly during challenging times, such as the current COVID-19 pandemic.
In the past year, we have seen libraries respond to patrons’ needs by providing curbside service and opening for school children needing internet access to complete homework assignments, as well as for seniors requiring computers to make vaccination appointments.
Some library workers have been recruited by their communities to serve as contact tracers because of their reference interviewing and organizational skills.