Before all locations of the University Libraries closed on March 20 to support the social distancing measures that prevent the spread of COVID-19, library faculty and staff were already taking steps to prepare the CMU community for the transition to remote instruction. Pivoting quickly to scan print materials, move office hours online, and consult on copyright issues—among many other tasks—the Libraries’ responsive action minimized disruptions to the teaching, learning and research mission of the university during this rapidly changing time.
In recognition of this new phase, the employees of the Libraries have adapted the phrase “Online, but never remote,” coined by colleagues at the CMU Qatar library, as an acknowledgment that, even though we are physically apart, we are not inaccessible. Read on for more examples of how the University Libraries are supporting the campus community during the disruption caused by COVID-19 and continue to check here for new additions.
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CMU-Q Team Library coins a new phrase and inspires a movement
University Archives Documents Unprecedented Times
Supporting University Advancement Efforts During COVID-19
Digitizing Print Textbooks for Online Instruction
Supporting Music Teaching and Learning During COVID-19
Special Ordering for Print Books During COVID-19
Exploring Shakespeare with Zoom
Employing New Methods to Connect with Users
Streaming Media in the Time of Covid-19
Providing Copyright Management Skills to Students Remotely