Work in the Time of Corona: Shayna Gutcho, Mosaic Fellow
Posted on April 15, 2020
Our library staff members are chronicling their experiences living through a pandemic. If you keep a daily journal of your experience, consider donating it to Swem’s Special Collections when the crisis has passed.
Name: Shayna Gutcho
Title: Mosaic Fellow
Department: Special Collections
How has your work changed during the pandemic?
Before the pandemic, I was generally working with the public. Now I have gone digital by working on libguides, doing A-space clean up, and informational blog posts - like this one!
What are your challenges?
I really miss seeing people in every capacity. I really miss daily indulgences such as going to the movies, leisurely walking around the grocery store, and strolling around the outlets. FaceTime and Zoom have done a great job supplementing seeing loved ones in person.
What has surprised you?
I have been impressed with how communities are coming together to support small businesses, especially in Williamsburg.
What do you miss most about being in the library?
I really miss seeing the student workers!
Anything else you’d like to share: My co-worker Audrey is not impressed with my selfie skills lol.