We invite you to attend the following informative, hybrid conference sessions at this year's 2021 Charleston Library Conference:

Adopting Pandemic Recovery Practices for Long-Term Use in the Library

Join Taylor & Francis for a collaborative discussion with panelists from their most recent 2021 Case Study series with Choice, “The Socially-Distanced Library: Best Practices During and After COVID-19.” This session will highlight the pandemic recovery solutions that two academic libraries from the study are continuing to utilize in support of their library patrons. Presenters will share how they adjusted to new working environments and practices, and which of those adjustments are being carried forward as long-term policies and strategies in a post-pandemic world. The audience will come away with practical insight on how to transition their library from response to recovery by assessing and determining which services and solutions might be continued for future support and effectiveness.

Partnerships Supporting Open Research

This session will explore the programs and services being developed by funders and publishers to encourage and equip researchers to choose open research. Recent years have demonstrated the power of open research to help tackle the biggest challenges facing humanity. In that context, the session will explore how organizations can better promote the benefits of openness, not only for researchers themselves but also for their institutions, the academy, and wider society.

How Has COVID Affected How We Discover, Read, and Publish Research?

With a lens firmly on journal content discovery, reading and publishing trends, this session will explore how it has changed research behavior across the world and across disciplines, from the humanities and social sciences to science and medicine. Bringing together data from recent content discovery, primary research, and on-site user behavior, the session will examine trends in digital entry points, what people have been most interested in reading and sharing through these turbulent times, and how global demand to publish research has evolved. This session is for anyone passionate about understanding how user behavior can and should shape the services we provide to researchers, across disciplines and geographic boundaries.