Rarely Disrupted: Pandemic-Informed Special Collections

Beth M. Whittaker, Lynne M. Thomas

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The experience of COVID-19 has prompted a reckoning within both special collections and the larger library community about how we do our work. This article provides some thoughts about the “new normal” of working in the COVID-19 era. It shares some informal conversations with colleagues as well as guides to sources for further reflection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)783-796
Number of pages14
JournalPortal: Libraries and the Academy
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 4 2022


  • Special Collections
  • Library Administration
  • covid-19

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Library and Information Sciences


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