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Subject: Virtual Reference & Emerging Technology eForum

Description: eForum 2021: From a New Normal to a New Future: eForum on Trends in Virtual Reference & Emerging Technology

From a New Normal to a New Future: eForum on Trends in Virtual Reference & Emerging Technology
Join us on March 2nd & 3rd, 2021 from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm EST for a discussion of how the events of 2020, including operating during a pandemic and in a highly polarized environment, will have a lasting impact on reference work, services, & technology. By sharing lessons we have learned in change management and critical librarianship, we can find a new normal and look forward to new trends in reference and emerging technology. Whether you are just starting with virtual reference or have expanded existing services with new technologies, this forum will give you an opportunity to learn from colleagues. Topics of discussion include what is currently going well, lessons learned from past experiences, and future plans. This eForum is a joint collaboration of the following RUSA committees: Virtual Reference Services, Managing Emerging Technology, & Emerging Technologies Hot Topics and is open to all. #vrceforum

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