When the COVID-19 pandemic hit Kansas State University, all campuses closed, and staff were sent home. While many staff members' work could easily be done outside of the library, there were a significant number of people whose work was tied to the physical building or campus. Several weeks into the pandemic, some staff were running the risk of not getting paid due to lack of work.
An archivist and the web services librarian got together to develop several digital projects that could be completed at home without any special equipment other than a computer and internet. Those four projects included documenting the histories of people and departments at K-State, creating a timeline of university activities, and two citizen archivist projects. These projects help make university history and information accessible and visible to people around the world.
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Baudino, F., Johnson, C., Jones, S. Meneely, B. & Young, N. (Eds.). (2021). 21st Annual Brick & Click: An academic library conference. Northwest Missouri State University.
Denison, Veronica and Coleman, Tara, "It's Not Busy Work" (2021). Faculty Publications. 634.