Libraries at University of Nebraska-Lincoln

 

Date of this Version

10-14-2021

Abstract

Abstract

Since December 2019, the world as a whole has been gripped under the pandemic Covid 19. The pandemic spread in such speed that countries had to shut down their all activities. Libraries are also affected a lot because of this and their clientele were restricted to approach the libraries as per the Standard Operating Protocols. When the clientele are not coming to the libraries, the library professionals have no other way, but to depend on alternative solutions to serve them. Fortunately, they had the most pragmatic solution, the ubiquitous network of networks. In the normal circumstances, to manage a library and to help the library clientele, librarians were equipped with a good number of skills. But the new normal in the post pandemic time envisages more than what they had. New skills are essential to deal with this present situation. This article identifies and explains the new sets of skills required by librarians in the post pandemic scenario.

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