A Pandemic at the Library: Lessons from COVID-19 About Technology Needs For Remote Working During a Crisis


Rebecca Ciota


Grinnell College Libraries


Pandemic, Covid-19, library technology


In March 2020, during the COVID-19 crisis, Grinnell College in Grinnell, Iowa, United States decided to close its campus and that the majority of its employees would be working remotely. The library technology team had to work with limited time to ensure that the rest of the staff could perform their tasks remotely. This article discusses how the library technology team set staff up to work remotely. Then, the article gives lessons learned and best practices for setting up library staff to work remotely during the next crisis.


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