Community Resilience Through Diversity

Submitted by Isto Huvila on Wed, 06/23/2021 - 11:42


A panel moderated by Crystal Fulton (University College Dublin, iSchool) with Olívia Manuela Marques Pestana
(University of Porto), Anna Maria Tammaro (University of Parma), Ying-Hsang Liu (Oslo Metropolitan University) and                 Sümeyye Akça (Hacettepe University) at the ASIS&T 2021 Annual Meeting.


The COVID-19 pandemic has brought about a pivot in people's practice of their daily life and work, in particular a pivot towards virtual living and working. Sponsored by the ASIS&T European Chapter, this panel discusses the diverse ways in which this has affected different communities within Europe, bearing in mind the varying languages, economic and political situations, and library & information structures within different European countries. Following on from presentations giving diverse perspectives from five European countries, we will ask session participants to reflect on the impact of the pivot on living and working in their own context, their coping mechanisms, and likely impact on the future.