Curating the Modern Curriculum: The Librarian’s Role in Our Transformation to Online Learning

Sponsored by Springer Nature
Recorded on 09/30/2021

Posted in Library Leadership and Management

How have librarians needed to adjust how they support faculty, administrators, students, and researchers?


University and college campuses are where students and faculty live, teach, attend class, and study together. As the pandemic spread worldwide, these campus networks were disrupted. Schools were forced to cancel classes or rapidly shift to online, distant learning. This move to online courses disrupted the roles key members play in the learning ecosystem and how these relationships function and interact.

Join us in this 1-hour webinar as we explore how the pandemic has impacted and changed how librarians, faculty, and administrators work together to ensure teaching and learning excellence. We’ll discuss what resources became critical during this time period, and how these members of the learning community ensured students remained enrolled and not burdened with additional costs. Our Q&A session will allow attendees from the librarian community to share their own experiences, as well as hear our guest speakers explore questions like:

  • In what ways has the library remained or has become essential for faculty in providing teaching materials/resources?
  • How have libraries needed to adjust how they support faculty, administrators, students and researchers?
  • Has the pandemic forced libraries to budget for more digital resources? How are libraries measuring this during remote teaching and learning?
  • What future steps will the library take to help support reducing costs for students?


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    Raquel Horlick

    Coordinator for Scholarly Resources, Sciences & EngineeringHoward-Tilton Memorial Library, Tulane University

    Raquel Horlick received her Master’s in Library and Information Studies from McGill University in 2012 and her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Concordia University in 2009. She has been working as a sciences and engineering librarian at Tulane University since 2013. In her role she supports students and researchers throughout the entire research cycle from identifying potential grants to disseminating and archiving one’s research. Her other general areas of interest include: evidence synthesis, information literacy, open access, and Altmetric.

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    Andrés Felipe Echavarría Ramírez

    Director of the Library SystemPontificia Universidad Javeriana Bogotá

    Andrés Felipe is a librarian and an expert in university libraries. PhD candidate at the University of Salamanca, he holds a Master in Information and Telecommunications Management from Universidad Icesi and a Bachelor’s degree in Library Science from Universidad de Antioquia, with more than 15 years of work experience managing university libraries and editorial activities such as Universidad Icesi, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana Cali and Universidad de Bogotá Jorge Tadeo Lozano. Currently Director of the Library System of Pontificia Universidad Javeriana Bogotá, he is also a professor and consultant on topics of change, innovation and transformation at university libraries.