North American Virtual Reference Online Conference (NAVROC)

The North American Collaborative Virtual Reference team is pleased to announce the 2nd North American Virtual Reference Online Conference.  Sessions will be either 45 minutes or 20 minute lightning talks scheduled within 2-3 hours on Tuesday-Thursday, February 23-25, 2021.  This conference is free! Keynote Speaker will be Meredith Farkas, a faculty librarian at Portland Community College in Oregon. She is the author of the “In Practice” column for American Libraries and the author of the blog Information Wants to be Free.

Registration is now closed! Please visit the website to view the session recordings starting March 1, 2021.


The conference theme is Adaptability: Thriving in Uncertain Times

The pandemic has created an environment of ambiguity and changeability, and through it all librarians are finding new ways to reach and serve their communities. Join us as library professionals from around the continent discuss how they are using virtual reference services to increase access, forge partnerships, drive equity, and foster engagement — all when planning for more than a week ahead can sometimes feel like an impossible task.