2020-2021 UCLA Library Impact Report

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It's no coincidence that the top universities in the nation are also home to its top academic libraries, including UCLA and UCLA Library. You can't have one without the other. So when the pandemic hit, UCLA Library struck back, ramping up remote services that kept knowledge moving forward. This report is designed to make visible the work of our Library community, whether by Zoom, from a home office, or in-person at one of our eight campus locations. While none of us can predict what the future holds, one thing is certain: the pandemic has revealed how vital the work of UCLA Library is to the life of the university, our students, faculty and researchers around the world.

Virginia Steel, Norman and Armena Powell University Librarian

Main Story

Remote Learning by the Numbers:
Data from March 2020 through September 2021

2020-21: An Academic Year Like No Other


Project Leads
Ariane Bicho, Director of Library Communications and Marketing;
Joshua Gomez, Head of Software Development and Library Systems
Illustrations and Animation
Brett Affrunti
Feature Writer
Cynthia Lee
Contributing Writers
Ben Alkaly,
Courtney Hoffner,
Jennifer Rhee
Photo Editors
Ben Alkaly,
Jennifer Rhee
Editorial and Research Contributors
Suzy Lee,
Marisa Soto
Lead Developer
Parinita Mulak
Jen Diamond,
Casey Grzecka,
Ashton Prigge,
Andrew Wallace
Lead UX Designer
Axa Liauw
UX Designer
Dianne Weinthal
Data Services
Dana Peterman,
Jack Schwada,
Sharon Shafer
Graphic Design
Sean Deyoe
Student Assistants
Dana Binfet,
Marley Rodriguez