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Our first #DLFTeach Twitter chat of 2021 will be on February 16th at 1:00 pm CST! I’m looking forward to hosting as the new Twitter chat coordinator and talking about “Invisible labor in 2021 - changes to the workload and balancing new labor demands." Here’s what to expect:


Description: Given that it’s been about a year since the onset of the pandemic in the United States, we’d like to chat with our Digital Library Pedagogy community about how invisible labor (and labor in general) has shifted during this time when many people’s format of working has changed dramatically. Now that many of us have wrangled with new kinds of labor (e.g. balancing childcare with work, connecting remotely, separating work and self-care, etc.), it’s time to discuss the strategies and advice the community has for managing invisible labor.


Chat Questions:

Q1: Since the onset of the pandemic in 2020, which parts of your labor have become invisible?

Q2: Which parts of your labor (that were previously invisible) have become visible?

Q3: What change in your labor has been worth it? What has been a big ol waste of time?

Q4: Are there ways you document your work differently because of these changes?

Q5: What strategies for completing in/visible labor have worked for you? How do you stay engaged?

Q6: We all want to maintain the ever-elusive “work-life balance.” What are some ways you detach?


For more info: Check out our wiki page, here:


Code of Conduct: The Digital Library Pedagogy working group, also known as #DLFteach, is part of the Digital Library Federation (DLF). For this and all our work, we follow the DLF Code of Conduct ( Please review it prior to this online event and adhere to it during it.


You can also read the conversation afterwards if you’re not free to chat! We’ll create archived versions of the chat and share them in the days afterward.


Hillary A. H. Richardson, M.A., M.L.I.S.

Associate Professor

Coordinator of Undergraduate Research & Information Literacy

Fant Memorial Library | Mississippi University for Women

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