TCDL 2020: COVID-19 Updates

The TCDL 2020 Planning Committee is monitoring the spread of COVID-19 to determine how TCDL 2020 will be affected. Please keep reading for updates.

UPDATED FRIDAY MARCH 13, 2020 9:00AM CST

CANCELLED: TCDL 2020, May 18-21, 2020

The TCDL 2020 Planning Committee and Texas Digital Library have decided to cancel TCDL 2020 and the TDL Leadership Academy in the interest of public health and the health of our members, partners, attendees, and staff.

All registrants will receive a 100% refund of their registration fees. All sponsorships will also be refunded.

We are working together to investigate alternative formats and/or dates for TCDL, and will maintain communication with you about any changes via this web page, email, and social media.

Please email us at info@tdl.org to request a refund or to voice your questions and concerns.

UPDATED THURSDAY MARCH 12, 2020 4:00PM CST

Though the Texas Conference on Digital Libraries is over two months away, we want you to know that, given national and international concerns surrounding the spread of COVID-19, we are keeping an eye on events and how they will affect TCDL 2020. 

At this time, we are not announcing any changes or cancellations and continue to plan for the event as scheduled.  

However, we are also monitoring information and guidance coming from the Centers for Disease Control, World Health Organization, the City of Austin, and the University of Texas at Austin, our organizational home. We look to their guidance around preventing the spread of the novel coronavirus, and will make decisions about the conference in the interest of public health and safety. Should we decide to cancel or postpone the conference, we will investigate alternative formats and/or dates for TCDL.

In the meantime, anyone who needs to cancel their TCDL registration due to COVID-19 will receive a full refund. And in the event that the conference is cancelled, all registrants will be issued a full refund. 

The TCDL Planning Committee and the Texas Digital Library prioritize the health and safety of each of our members, partners, and conference guests, and we commit to making a timely decision regarding cancellation or postponement.

We will maintain communication with you about  any changes via this web page, email, and social media.

Please email us at info@tdl.org to request a refund or to voice your questions and concerns. 

Wishing you and yours a healthy spring.

TCDL 2020 Planning Committee
Shelley Barba (vice-chair), Digital Scholarship Librarian, Texas Tech University
Jon Crossno, Cataloging & Metadata Librarian, UT Southwestern Medical Center
Taylor Davis-Van Atta, Digital Scholarship Coordinator, University of Houston
Lea DeForest, Communications Manager, Texas Digital Library
Taylor Fairweather-Leitch, Scholarly Communication Librarian, West Texas A&M University
Linsey Ford, Research and Instruction Librarian, University of Houston – Clear Lake
Ramona Holmes, Associate Director, University of North Texas Health Science Center
Jerrell Jones, Digitization Lab Manager, University of Houston
Marcia McIntosh (chair), Digital Production Librarian, University of North Texas
Mark Phillips, Associate Dean for Digital Libraries, University of North Texas
Alex Suarez, Administrative Associate, Texas Digital Library
Rachel Winston, Black Diaspora Archivist, Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection, University of Texas at Austin
Amanda Zerangue, Manager of Digital Services & Scholarly Communication Librarian, Texas Woman’s University

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