LYRASIS: Office Hours

LYRASIS is here to support you during the COVID-19 crisis. We are offering informal, drop-in office hours; schedule is below. 

Plus, we are giving members complimentary access to our professional services and senior staff, from our CEO onward (including HR, Fiscal, Technologies, Collections Management Solutions, Digital Planning and Data Quality Assessments) with no limits during this time. We are available for one on one discussions as needed (email jocelyn.jones@lyrasis.org to coordinate).

We hope you’ll join us to engage with your community, share your challenges, and ask questions/find support during this crisis.


Thursday, April 2, 10 am ET – 11 am ET
Christine Di Bella, ArchivesSpace Program Manager

Main Topic: Archives Information Management

Managing information about your archives collections, in general or in ArchivesSpace. Using archives skills when working remotely or otherwise away from collections.  To sign up, please send an email to jennifer.bielewski@lyrasis.org


Thursday, April 2, 2 – 3 pm ET
Tom Clareson, LYRASIS Senior Digital and Preservation Services Consultant

Main Topic: Disaster Response and Recovery Resources

Discussions will focus on disaster response and recovery, identifying resources to keep programs running and sharing experiences about managing the current crisis. To sign up, please send an email to jennifer.bielewski@lyrasis.org


Tuesday, April 7, 4 – 5 pm ET
Robert Miller, LYRASIS CEO and Meg Blum, LYRASIS Director of Marketing and Communications

Main Topic: Managing Communications in a Time of Crisis

Best practices for digital communications and general discussion of your needs and challenges during this time. To sign up, please send an email to jennifer.bielewski@lyrasis.org


Thursday, April 9, 12 noon – 1 pm ET
John Herbert, LYRASIS Sr Director of Technology and Innovation and Carissa Egan, LYRASIS Outreach and Engagement Manager and Robert Miller, LYRASIS CEO

Main Topic: Ensuring Continuity of Hosting Services

We will be reviewing ongoing client support services during this time and discussion of additional ways the hosting services could meet your needs.  To sign up, please send an email to jennifer.bielewski@lyrasis.org


Rescheduled session
Monday, April 20, 1 – 2 pm ET

Leigh Grinstead, Digital and Preservation Services Consultant

Main Topic: Digitization Workflows

Taking the time away from the day to day to step back and think through your digital project workflows. Ask yourself what is working, and what isn’t. Let’s take the time to talk through specific issues and troubleshoot solutions. To sign up, please send an email to jennifer.bielewski@lyrasis.org 


Tuesday, April 21, 1 – 2 pm ET
Leigh Grinstead, Digital and Preservation Services Consultant and Linda Colet, Senior Outreach Representative for CollectionSpace

Main Topic: Creating a Digital Strategy

Museums and Galleries need to figure out how reach out to their audiences in new and compelling ways, shifting from a face to face and hands on experience to a virtual one. How can you transition, integrating programs, research, collections management, publications and exhibitions work?  To sign up, please send an email to jennifer.bielewski@lyrasis.org