Building a Culture of Resilience in Libraries

  • Paul Swanson


As we process the impacts that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the profession, we will be turning towards incorporating more flexibility into patron-based services along with our own work. In this editorial, Paul Swanson, Technology Director for Minitex in Minneapolis, MN, argues that instilling a culture of resilience in our libraries will help us to more easily adapt to these changes and take on new ones.


Ellen Rosen, “Beyond the Pandemic, Libraries Look toward a New Era,” The Baltimore Sun, September 27, 2020,

Jeff Haden, “Why Emotionally Intelligent People Embrace the 2-Way-Door Rule to Make Better and Faster Decisions,” Inc., July 6, 2021,

How to Cite
Swanson, P. (2021). Building a Culture of Resilience in Libraries. Information Technology and Libraries, 40(3).