Although the COVID-19 pandemic has been a disaster that most librarians and people around the world felt unprepared for, librarians that reported strong ties with local city and county level government and fellow libraries felt more capable of handling the disaster while doing their best for their communities.

TIPI’s Richelle Crotty and Dr. Sharon Strover discuss the situation in this new piece featured on the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) Blog.

You can also read more about the ongoing IMLS-supported “Rural Libraries and  Disasters” project here.