Most academic libraries have tech-savvy staff with access to plenty of digital content. Now that many schools have closed, however, librarians are creatively finding ways to keep students in touch. Social media, such as Twitter threads, is one way to keep students engaged with their learning and their library, West said.
Even before the school shutdowns, librarians’ roles were expanding to support teachers with online learning platforms. Some librarians are encouraged to attend department meetings to keep their fingers on the pulse of school initiatives and curriculum, and to make themselves available for questions.