The Library will open in a limited capacity for students and faculty on Tuesday, September 8. Our space will be limited to 32% capacity which equals 16 public workstations and 18 study carrels. The number of spaces available was determined by the ability to create 6-feet of space between users. Sanitizer and sanitizing wipes will be available at each station.
Staffing will be limited to two circulation technicians and one media services technician. All other LRD faculty and staff will continue to work from home but may visit the office with advanced notice per University guidelines.
UDC students and faculty may access the Library’s computers through a scheduled appointment. Appointment scheduling will be done in the Library’s LibApps (LibCal Seats) program which will be available using this link on the Library’s website. Limited on-site computer workstation and study carrel reservations may be made if space is available. Users without a reserved space will be asked to leave the Library until space is available. Other user drop-ins will be limited to book and media equipment pick-up and drop-off. Reference services will remain virtual and one workstation portal will be provided for appointments.
All persons in the Library will be required to wear masks. While masks will be checked by University staff before users get to the Library, masks will be available to those who do not have their own. The Library will work with Public Safety to maintain their mask supply. Computer workstation and study carrels will be cleaned between each appointment by Media Services staff. Hand sanitizer will be provided and signs will indicate proper health and safety protocols and policies. MOTIR housekeeping will clean the Library three times a day.
Tuesday, September 8, 2020
Only the Van Ness location will resume operations.
The Library will be open Monday, Tuesday, and Friday from 9:00am to 3:00pm. We will consider expanding or changing hours depending on demonstrated need.
16 public computer workstations plus 18 study carrels (32% of total seats)
The following services will be available to UDC students and faculty. Most services MUST be requested by appointment or by request online BEFORE users come to the Library. Anyone visiting the library must also check-in through the LiveSafe app. Also, if you are not scheduled to take an on-campus class or work on campus, you MUST submit a campus visit request at least 48 hours in advance. Information about visiting campus is available on the UDC Rise website.
For safety, all users will be encouraged to bring everything they need to use or attend online services from home (e.g., headphones).
During open hours, the Circulation Desk will be staffed by two technicians, one providing customer service and one providing digital and scanning services. Services will be available via appointment and limited drop-in. Some services may also be provided virtually.
The following services will be available to UDC students and faculty:
During open hours, the Media Service desk will be staffed by one technician. Services will be available via appointment and limited drop-in.
Due to the nature of reference services, the Library will not be able to safely provide in-person reference. Users may schedule appointments online or access “drop-in” reference appointments through the Library’s chat service.
The Library’s reference desk will be set up to serve as a virtual reference portal. The workstation will provide information on how to schedule and access virtual reference. Virtual reference appointments will be conducted via the Library’s existing online infrastructure, LibApps, which provides video conferencing through Zoom. Attendees will be able to see and speak with librarians. They will also have access to screen sharing preserving the essential functions of in-person reference while maintaining health and safety.
Virtual appointments may be scheduled through the Library’s website.
In addition to virtual reference, librarians will be available to provide reference support through:
Information about all the ways users may access reference assistance will be displayed on a sign at the reference desk.
Library instruction services for courses will be available by faculty request. Options available to faculty are:
LRD continues to add online material to support all faculty and research. Online research support is available through:
Additional material will be added to these resources as we remain online and through any requests received from faculty and students.
University Archives Services
Access to the University Archives will be restricted to ONLY the Archivist. All requests for material will be directed to the Archivist and fulfilled at his discretion via digitization or other online services. Every effort will be made to fulfill requests in a timely and complete manner.
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