Event | Courses and Workshops Preservation Meets Public Health: Enduring Lessons from Pandemic Planning

Date and Location

  • When: Monday, April 26, 2021

    11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT

  • Where: Online Only

Part of Preservation Week

Request ADA accommodations five business days in advance at (202) 707-6362 or ADA@loc.gov.

This presentation will explain how the Library of Congress staff used information from the REALM project in conjunction with public health guidance to develop safe operations plans for activities that involved the Library’s collections. This presentation aims to unpack the decision-making processes that staff used to allow the agency to operate safely, adapt to developments in the pandemic, and incorporate lessons-learned to improve future operating plans. These include adjustments to collections management processes and hybrid on-site/telework operations for conservation, scientific research, and preservation services.