BookExpo Online starts on May 26 with Librarians’ Day. The full day of programming begins at 10 a.m. with a session put together by PW. The panel features four library leaders who will take stock of how libraries are handling the coronavirus pandemic thus far and how the public library might change in the wake of the Covid-19 crisis.
The conversation will be moderated by PW columnist Sari Feldman, former executive director of the Cuyahoga County Public Library and past president of both the American Library Association and the Public Library Association. Scheduled to join Feldman are: Kacie Armstrong, director of the Euclid Public Library, Ohio; R. David Lankes, director of the University of South Carolina’s School of Information Science; Lisa Rosenblum, director of the King County Library System, Washington; and Ramiro S. Salazar, director of the San Antonio Public Library, Texas.
Other panels set for May 26 include “Audiobooks and Consumer Behavior” at which Audio Publishers Association executive director Michele Cobb will discuss the newest trends in the booming audiobook market. “Pivoting Through Crisis: A Global Pandemic’s Impact on the Future of Library Services” will be moderated by Veronda Pitchford and will examine how libraries are adapting to new demands for their services caused by Covid-19.
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