COVID (Re)Collections is a series from CLIR exploring responses to the COVID-19 pandemic by the library, cultural heritage, and information community. By collecting these stories, we hope to further the conversation on how our field is responding to this historic challenge and offer a platform to process, share, and remember these experiences—to help us support each other as we collectively adapt, grieve, and regrow.
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By Lauren Sorensen Editor’s note: Lauren Sorensen is consulting data analyst, contracted by CLIR to assist with regular reporting requirements to The Andrew W. Mellon
An abridged interview with the staff of the DLF program about the impact of COVID-19 on the 2020 DLF Forum, and on upcoming Forums in
An abridged conversation with Andrew White, Caleb T. Winchester University Librarian at Wesleyan University. Nicole Kang Ferraiolo, CLIR’s director of global strategic initiatives, interviewed White.
An abridged conversation with Sharon Burney, program officer for CLIR’s grant programs and host of the forthcoming season of the Material Memory podcast, focused on
A conversation with Dr. Jodi Reeves Eyre, CLIR program officer, reflecting back on one year ago, when COVID-19 established itself as a global pandemic. Nicole
Gayle Schechter is program associate for CLIR’s Digital Library Federation (DLF) Before we get into the subject of DLF’s working groups during COVID-19, can you
By Francesca Saldan, M.A., museum curator For the first time, there are five generations in the workplace. Traditionalists, Baby Boomers, Gen-Xers, Millennials, and Gen-Zers can
Lindsay Cronk is head of collection strategies and scholarly communication at the University of Rochester, River Campus Libraries. I’m Lindsay Cronk, a collection
In March 2020 CLIR started the COVID (Re)Collections blog series to help people in the information field process COVID-19 and share their responses as
An interview with Jasmine Shumaker, September 15, 2020. Let’s start by having you introduce yourself and tell us what you do professionally. My name is
Dana Landress is a PhD candidate at the University of California, Berkeley. She received a CLIR Mellon Fellowship for her dissertation, “Diagnosing the South: Pellagra,
This is the second of a two-part interview with the organizers of “Capacity Assessment of Latin American and Caribbean Partners: A Symposium about Open-Access, Technological
Repatriating Sociolinguistic Data to Belize: Can a Decolonial Model Still Work in Times of COVID 19?
Nicté Fuller Medina is a sociolinguist and currently the inaugural CLIR-Mellon fellow in data curation in Latin American and Caribbean studies at the University of
—By Peter Skoner The School of STEAM at Saint Francis University had 34 prospective students scheduled to attend its annual Accepted Student Day that was
—Lauren Wittek, assistant professor and user experience and assessment librarian at Central Washington University Brooks Library. Despite other academic and public library systems in Washington
In this post, CLIR Director of Global Strategic Initiatives Nicole Kang Ferraiolo interviews Lydia Tang, who spearheaded the creation of the Archivists at Home document
An Interview with Jessica Chapel and Lydia Tang In this post, CLIR Director of Global Strategic Initiatives Nicole Kang Ferraiolo interviews Jessica Chapel and Lydia
—By Clare McKenzie, Associate Director Learning & Engagement, and Georgina Konstanta, Acting Manager Client Experience, University of Wollongong Library This is the second of two
—By Clare McKenzie, Associate Director Learning & Engagement, and Keith Brophy, Manager Digital Environment, University of Wollongong Library This is the first of two pieces
An Interview with Carol Smith at Christ Church Preservation Trust In this post, CLIR Director of Global Strategic Initiatives Nicole Kang Ferraiolo interviews Carol Smith,
—By Sohair Wastawy In my social and physical isolation my mind has been wandering to a time when I was 13 years old, in Egypt.
An Open Knowledge Rapid Response to COVID-19: An interview with Micah Vandegrift at the NC State University Libraries
In this post, CLIR Director of Global Strategic Initiatives Nicole Ferraiolo interviews Micah Vandegrift, of North Carolina State University Libraries. What do you do
—Marlena Cravens With the wildfire spread of COVID-19, many archives have closed in a bid to protect their employees and to decrease the rates of
By Thera Webb and Marissa Friedman March 10, 2020, was a big day in Massachusetts. It was the day Massachusetts declared a state of emergency