Disability in the Time of COVID

J. J. Pionke

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This column article discusses the state of people with disabilities who work in libraries in conjunction with the Covid pandemic, and the return to working on site. Also discussed is how accessibility changed in libraries because of the pandemic and the shut downs that occurred before vaccination. This article asks administrators to consider several issues including the difference between compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and accessibility, compassionate care for library employees and patrons, boundary setting, and embracing change.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)259-265
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Library Administration
Issue number2
Early online dateFeb 23 2022
StatePublished - 2022


  • accessibility
  • disability
  • working

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Administration
  • Library and Information Sciences

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