Contingent Archival Workers and COVID-19
As libraries and archives in the United States and Canada responded to the COVID-19 crisis by temporarily closing and requiring staff to work from home, many archival workers — particularly those in contingent positions — faced lost income, furloughs, and layoffs.

This survey was created to capture a moment of upheaval and uncertainty in the archival field, and to help scope an emergency fund to provide support to displaced archival workers experiencing financial hardship due to COVID-19. The survey is now closed.

The Archival Workers Emergency Fund has since been established by the SAA Foundation. Learn more at awefund.wordpress.com.

Thank you to all those who shared or responded to the survey. Please contact Jessica Chapel or Lydia Tang via awefund@gmail.com if you have questions.
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