Many libraries have had to close their doors during the pandemic. This means librarians and other library staff working from home. The University of South Carolina’s School of Library and Information Science and Public Libraries 2030 want to make their expertise available to libraries wanting to use this time for professional development of staff.


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Real Time

Scheduled live events and webinars


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Real Time Sessions

Latest Additions and News

  • Marie Østergård Real Time
    Thursday, April 30 Live Lecture: Østergård will discuss libraries as Democratic Infrastructure.
  • Jeroen de Boer Real Time
    Thursday, April 23 Live Lecture: de Boer will discuss libraries and librarians in relation to data privacy, use of the Data Detox Kit, ways to engage patrons but … Read more
  • Brad and Lucy Green Real Time
    Tuesday, April 21 Live Lecture: Brady and Lucy Green will discuss: selecting age appropriate materials; singing games; vocal tips and health for children; and fostering literacy through music.
  • Chad Mairn Real Time
    Thursday, April 16 Live Lecture: Chad Mairn, a librarian at St. Petersburg College will discuss how librarians can use extended realities (VR/AR/MR/360/3D) to help enhance learning.
  • Stuart Hamilton Real Time
    Tuesday, April 14 Live Lecture: Stuart Hamilton, Head of Libraries Development in Ireland is coordinating NAPLE’s information gathering on the COVID-19 situation with libraries in Europe, as well … Read more

Free Library Professional Development for Librarians During the Pandemic