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Librarian Reserve Corps

Our Mission

Librarian Reserve Corps volunteers respond to information needs in public health emergencies in partnership with the World Health Organization’s Global Outbreak Alert & Response Network. Their advanced library and information skills contribute to the prevention and control of disease outbreaks and other public health emergencies by providing responders with the latest information relevant to their mission areas. 

Who We Are

The Librarian Reserve Corps (LRC) is an all-volunteer-led group founded in March 2020 providing critical librarian time, skills, and resources to the growing need for quality information in swift emergency response to the global pandemic. Over 100 members strong, LRC has volunteers around the globe (13 and counting!) collaborating with health and library science professionals in these efforts. LRC volunteers provide a variety of expertise and skillsets critical to this work, from comprehensive literature searching to indexing to partnership building. To promote efficient and productive collaboration, LRC is a project-based volunteer network.

We encourage interested information professionals to follow us online to stay up-to-date on our activities. Want to volunteer? Check out our Get Involved page to learn about our current needs and how you can help.

The Librarian Reserve Corps thanks Springshare for supporting our work in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic by making their platforms available to us!