As the University of New Mexico responded to the coronavirus pandemic with emergency building closures and a shift to online services, the University Libraries faced challenges making and maintaining personal connections with users in the absence of face-to-face contact. Recognizing that necessary public health restrictions isolated all students, faculty, and staff to some extent, a science librarian and an English librarian collaborated to develop a series of three Zoom-facilitated programs that provided fun activities (i.e., a movie watch party, a book discussion, and a team trivia game) to engage a socially distanced campus community while highlighting various library resources. They hosted the series in June/July 2020 and again in Jan/Feb 2021. This file collection captures planning documents and other program artifacts that will prove useful in replicating these events at other libraries.
event planning, academic libraries, science fiction, outreach
Surbaugh, Holly M. and Glenn Koelling. "Planning and Hosting a Virtual Science-Fiction Event Series." (2021). https://digitalrepository.unm.edu/ulls_fsp/175
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