May 19, 2022

Research Libraries: “Historic Pandemic Poses Lasting Impact on Libraries, Scholarship”

From The Brown Daily Herald:

The University libraries closed their doors to students and the public and limited the number of staff following an email notice of a COVID-19 case on campus, Deputy University Librarian Nora Dimmock said. “Our main focus (has) turned to teaching and learning and helping to get faculty and students the materials that they needed so that they could resume instruction.”


Speaking about the impact of COVID-19, Dimmock thinks “that libraries will be different moving forward.”

“I think that we will look more closely at our digital collections,” she added.

Read the Complete Article (approx. 1200 words)

About Gary Price

Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.