In June 2020, Australia had faced its first lockdown and in many parts of the country we were starting to adapt to the ‘new normal’. The New Generation Advisory Committee (NGAC) noticed an apprehension among new professionals during two #AusLibChats. The May topic for #AusLibChat was Housebound and the June topic was Mindfulness. During both chats it was clear from the tweets that people were struggling to find peace during these stressful times. Many who were casuals lost their jobs. Others looking for employment were voicing their dismay at the lack of opportunities.
The NGAC composed a survey titled, “How has COVID-19 affected the careers of emerging GLAM professionals?” This report provides an insight into the experiences, opinions, and feelings of new generation professionals on how COVID-19 had, or was currently, affecting their careers.