Learning Together in a time of Covid: Conversation-Based Librarian Professional Development


Explore the experience and impacts of remote professional development conversations undertaken by Greater Victoria Public Library librarians during the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn how GVPL librarians used assigned learning topics and workshops to structure conversations that led to improved communication, connection, morale, and mental wellness. As well, find out how we’re applying these lessons to the post-pandemic future, using the improved communication, system-wide knowledge sharing, and sense of internal community to explore future-focused topics and expand librarians' professional skills.


Caitlin Ottenbreit (she/her), Niki Sutherland (she/her), & Deborah van der Linde (she/her)

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