FALL LIBRARY SERVICES UPDATE as of October 14, 2020
With indoor classes resuming, the library is now open for students, faculty, and staff to come browse the shelves, use a study space, borrow Course Reserves, and more! See below for details.
NEW Library Hours and Contact Information
The Voskuyl Library building is now open with limited hours.
Saturday - Sunday: 1pm - 5pm
Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm
Library services such as the Research Help Desk, Writers' Corner, and Tutoring will continue to be offered remotely. For research inquiries and any library-related questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Librarians will be monitoring the email Monday - Thursday from 9am - 9pm, Friday from 9am - 5pm, and Sunday from 7pm - 9pm.
For printing and technology needs, please email our IT department at email@example.com or stop by the IT Help Desk in the library.
Contactless Curbside Pick-Up Still Available!
For Contactless Curbside Pick-Up of physical library resources such as books, DVDs, and musical scores, email firstname.lastname@example.org with the title, author, and call number of the materials you would like to check out. Stop by the table in front of the library to pick up your requested materials once you have received an email from the library stating your materials are ready for you. Materials will be available for pick-up during the library's operating hours: Saturday - Sunday, 1pm - 5pm, and Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm.
Historically called Columbus Day, this national holiday is slowly shifting focus away from a celebration of colonialism and towards re-centering Indigenous voices within discussions of justice, survival, and culture in North America. Regardless of whether or not you've grown up in the United States, the sheer scope of Indigenous Studies can seem daunting. We've curated a guide to give you a finger-sandwich-sized taste of the vast and beautiful arena that is Indigenous Studies. Don't have time to tackle a book? Skip to the "Multimedia Resources" tab for a selection of podcasts and documentaries!
Do you enjoy working with spreadsheets? Do you need practice with Excel to boost your resume? Do you enjoy playing an instrument?
Give your resume a boost by learning to catalog and process library books, music scores, and special collections materials!
If you are interested in this position, please apply on Handshake.
Are you interested in how people respond to large-scale suffering? Dr. Lisa DeBoer speaks on the depiction of suffering and death within art history while Dr. Helen Rhee expounds upon the Church's responses across two thousand years. Perhaps you're interested in dystopian futures. Dr. Marilyn McEntyre journeys through western literature - including some gnarly predictions for San Francisco in 2073 AD by Jack London. Perhaps you're simply looking for someone who understands what you're going through. Dr. Paul Willis has chosen several poems written by contemporary poets during Covid - including one of his own - that reflect some of the deepest thoughts, feelings, and fears we experience during pandemics. Whatever your leaning, you'll find something to ponder.
Ask questions. Win prizes!
Do you need to find a book for a research paper? Do you want to find a scholarly article? Do you like winning prizes? Enter the Research Help Desk raffle! Each question you ask - whether at the desk, over email, on the phone, or over Zoom - gives you a chance to win!
How to enter:
- Email your questions and requests to email@example.com
- Contact a librarian directly via their email, by phone, or on Zoom
How to earn tickets:
- 1 ticket: ask a "basic" question such as "how can I get a book from the library while studying off-campus?" (< 3 mins)
- 2 tickets: ask an "intermediate" question such as "what kind of databases should I use for my research project?" (3 - 10 mins)
- 5 tickets: ask an advanced question such as "how do I narrow my research topic?" (15 - 30 mins)
- 10 tickets: schedule a one-on-one appointment with a librarian
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to start racking up those tickets!
* The raffle will begin the first day of classes - August 31, 2020.*
As our country, our communities, and our campus confront our history, the amount of information available to you can be overwhelming. We've curated a LibGuide to help you enter the conversation well wherever you find yourself both physically and mentally.
If this conversation is bringing up things that are emotionally or mentally difficult to handle, our Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) staff are ready and able to help you process whatever bubbles up. You can find more information about their services on the CAPS webpage.
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