Canadian academic libraries have adapted to the pandemic, with countless changes to processes, technology and expectations. The longer-term outlook, in 2021 and beyond, raises further questions about the roles and methods of academic libraries in a post-pandemic world. Many of the changes are likely to persist, including those around supporting remote learning and faster acquisition and richer and most cost-effective sharing of digital resources. Consequently many institutions are looking for longer-term and comprehensive solutions to those evolving challenges.
This panel of senior library leaders will discuss some of the significant 2020 challenges and transitions, and share their strategies moving forward that are aimed to reinforce the central and crucial role academic libraries play in their institutions.