Editorial June 2020

Mary Anne Kennan, Bhuva Narayan, Fiona Russell, Alison Fields

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Welcome to the June 2020 issue of the Journal of the Australian Library and Information Association (JALIA). We write this editorial in extraordinary times, when libraries and other information agencies are working through how to keep their staff safe AND provide information, entertainment and other services to their communities during a global pandemic. Wonderful work is being done by so many people and organisations to make times of spatial distancing more human and social. Specific to our readership, libraries and museums are offering virtual tours of their collections, virtual story times, enabling access to e- and audio-books, and more, including providing help over the telephone for people like myself who hadn’t managed to sort this out prior to the lockdowns. In times to come we look forward to analyses of the development of these decisions and services, but in the meantime we wish health and safety to our readers, authors and reviewers and more widely the prevention of the spread of SARS-CoV-2 and its associated disease COVID-19.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)127-129
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the Australian Library and Information Association
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 05 Jun 2020


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