From Cornell Chronicles:
A four-part webinar series devoted to academic libraries’ role in a sustainable future concluded with a discussion of how three libraries in China have responded to the coronavirus pandemic.
The April 27 installment, “Three Chinese Academic Libraries’ Experiences During the COVID-19 Outbreak,” was the last in a series titled “Academic Libraries for Sustainable Development Goals,” launched in October by Cornell University Library.
The series brought together librarians and thought leaders from around the world to address issues outlined by the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Common themes that emerged from the final webinar included bolstering online resources and digital means for supporting the priorities of universities during campus closures; gathering and promoting open-access e-resources; working with vendors to continue, and even expand, digital resources for students and faculty; and integrating pandemic planning into the fabric of library operations.
“We really cannot situate academic librarianship only within the confines of teaching and research,” said Xin Li, associate university librarian, “because ultimately, what is Cornell for if not for contributing to a sustainable world?”
The final webinar was conducted entirely in Chinese, as part of Cornell University Library’s commitment to inclusion, Li said.
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- Webinar 1: The Global Impact of Libraries (October 22, 2019)
- Webinar 2: How Academic Libraries Enhance the UN Sustainable Development Goals through Research Support (December 5, 2019)
- Webinar 3: The Global Impact of Open Access and How Academic Libraries Can Help Shape It (March 16, 2020)
- 标题：三个中国大学图书馆在新型冠状病毒疫情防控期间的服务及应对 / Webinar 4: Three Chinese Academic Libraries’ Experiences during the COVID-19 Outbreak (April 27, 2020)