The North American Virtual Reference Online Conference will take place over three half days and will be held virtually February 23-25, 2021. This is a free event, open to all, and will take place through zoom.

Registration for this conference has closed.

Conference Description

The three half-day events are designed to give a wide perspective of online library services in the time of crisis and unique ways libraries are meeting community needs. Learn what our colleagues throughout North American are working on, concerned by, and let’s celebrate our achievements together!

Program Description

Join us for 25 breakout sessions over three days on topics such as tiered reference services, transitioning online services in the time of a pandemic, maintaining work-life balance, collaborative chat services, outreach services, and much more. All sessions will be recorded.

This conference brings together programs from colleagues from public, academic, and special libraries in North America discussing the variety of ways their libraries have adapted to the changing environment and thrived to meet community needs.

On February 23 Meredith Farkas will deliver the keynote address and talk to us about what Slow Librarianship means and putting an emphasis on values-driven work.

Planning Committee

  • Sandy McCarthy
    Washtenaw Community College (Ann Arbor, Michigan)

  • Guinsly Mondésir
    Scholars Portal, University of Toronto (Toronto, Ontario)

  • Tamara Ottum
    State Library of Oregon (Salem, Oregon)

  • Sara Peté
    Washington State Library (Tumwater, Washington)

  • Carla Pfahl
    Minitex, University of Minnesota (Minneapolis, Minnesota)

  • Missy Williams
    Delaware Division of Libraries (Dover, Delaware)