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A Case Study of the Alabama Virtual Library

On July 30th, 2020 AVL Council members Ron Leonard and Phill Johnson presented "The Socially-Distanced Library: A Case Study of the Alabama Virtual Library & Auburn University at Montgomery" in a Association of College & Research Libraries-Choice (ACRL-Choice) webinar. The full webinar is available on the ACRL-Choice YouTube channel. (External Link)


AVL Materials

AVL Talking Points 2020


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