As the COVID-19 pandemic shut down archival facilities across the country, managers raced to find projects that students and staff could successfully complete from home. This lighting talk will explore innovative ways five repositories took to keep their students and staff productive and engaged while working remotely. New projects included creating Wikipedia pages, audio transcription, working with online student newspapers, generating social media content, and developing a new remote practicum for students. These virtual projects kept their repositories operational and opened doors to future virtual projects that can be done outside of facility walls and continue to meet the organization's mission. Panelists in this lighting talk will share successes and reflections with the audience and hope to help spark new project ideas for those seeking ways to keep their own staff engaged while working from home.
How to Cite:
Anderson-Zorn, A. K. & Stenzel, A. & Harmeyer, N. & Unger, J. & Skirvin, R. & Lebovitz, S., (2021) “Supervising Staff Virtually: Discovering Innovative Methods to Assist Staff and Students Working Remotely During the COVID-19 Pandemic”, MAC Annual Meeting Presentations 2021(1).