Fogler Library Faculty Newsletter 8-26-2020
Access to Fogler Library, Information Literacy Instruction, COVID-19 Community Archive, ILL Service and Support
In this issue:
- Access to Fogler Library
- Including Information Literacy Curriculum in Your Courses
- University of Maine COVID-19 Community Archive
- Interlibrary Loan Service and Support
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1. Access to Fogler Library
Fogler Library is currently open to all University of Maine System patrons. At this time, all patrons must use the entrance facing the Memorial Union. You will need to use your MaineCard to open the doors.
Many library departments will continue to provide remote assistance for anyone not on campus. More information about our return to campus policies and procedures can be found on our website.
2. Including Information Literacy Curriculum in Your Courses
As you prepare your classes, you may want to include information literacy skill building into your curriculum, as appropriate for your discipline. Fogler Reference Librarians are able to assist with identifying concepts and designing assignments, as well as provide instruction in this area either face-to-face or through Zoom. Contact your subject librarian if you would like to discuss this.
3. University of Maine COVID-19 Community Archive
The University of Maine COVID-19 Community Archive is a collection of items compiled in Digital Commons that seeks to document and preserve the experiences of the University of Maine community during the pandemic. There are already over 600 items in the collection, including course material, personal perspectives, University wide and departmental communications, photographs, videos, and research material.
University Archivist Matthew Revitt (firstname.lastname@example.org) encourages faculty to send him material that illustrates the effects of COVID-19 on teaching, learning, and research and also how they’ve incorporated the subject of COVID-19 into their curriculum.
Fogler Library looks forward to assisting you with your interlibrary loan needs. During this time of increased health concerns, please keep in mind that returned items may be dropped in the outside book drop or at the reserve desk. Most questions, renewal requests or other inquiries may easily be handled by calling 581.1671 or emailing email@example.com. If you need to speak with someone in person, please stop by our new location on the third floor of Fogler.
Additionally, interlibrary loan requests may take longer than expected during this health emergency. Many libraries around the country are currently not shipping physical materials. We will endeavour to do our best to locate a library that is willing to ship the material.