Libraries at University of Nebraska-Lincoln
The COVID-19 pandemic led to the Redesign of Library Resources and Services: Turning Crisis into an Opportunity
This paper describes the opportunities to redesign library resources and services during and after the COVID-19 crisis that has affected the lives of billions of people around the world. During this crisis, Universities, colleges, and schools suspended their normal teaching and learning activities. Crisis can sometimes transform challenges into opportunities. A crisis can be turned into an opportunity if new ways of looking, thinking, and responding are embraced. A result of COVID-19's pandemic outbreaks provided an enormous opportunity to change the information-providing way. Thus, libraries can take it as an opportunity to redesign their information resources and services. By redesigning resources and services, they can play a vital role in supporting students, researchers, and teachers. This paper discusses how a library can develop various online operations, innovative services, and connections to the library community to face any challenge in the future.