Message Regarding COVID-19

← Annual Meeting 2020

Update, April 7, 2020

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

In response to COVID-19, the CRL Annual Meeting Program Committee and I have restructured the 2020 CRL Annual Meeting program to optimize it for an all-virtual event. The result is a scaled-back meeting that still allows our CRL community to conduct essential governance in line with CRL by-laws, while also having timely and essential conversations on the topics of leadership in moments of crisis, and challenges and opportunities facing library consortia. Although I will miss seeing you here in person in Chicago, I look forward to this virtual program and having a chance to come together as the CRL community. The original theme of the 2020 Annual Meeting remains unchanged: Context and Community. The context may not be what we anticipated only a few short weeks ago, but if anything, our community is more vital and necessary than ever.

I look forward to “seeing” you at the CRL meeting on April 23-24. In the meantime, stay safe, stay healthy, and stay optimistic!

Greg Eow
Center for Research Libraries

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