Becker Library has made significant contributions to Washington University’s response to the coronavirus pandemic that started in the spring of 2020.
Since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, a virtual information services desk has carried out its usual assistance services for faculty, staff and students remotely via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Staff worked to enact a number of safety measures including in-library signage and procedures for quarantining materials.
SUPPORTING YOU IN MOVING TO VIRTUAL WORK AND LEARNING
On behalf of the Office of Education, librarians identified and collected recommended practices for creating persistent links for library-subscribed resources in order to support the transition to distance-learning.
CONNECTING YOU TO COVID-19 LITERATURE AND RESOURCES
Due to the pandemic, many publishers began granting libraries temporary complimentary access to online databases, e-journals and e-books in response to COVID-19. Becker Library arranged access to a number of additional databases to assist with online learning and instruction, including Bates’ Visual Guide to Physical Examination and AccessPhysiotherapy.
FACILITATING COVID-19 RESEARCH COLLABORATION
In collaboration with the Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences (ICTS), the Research Profiles support librarian created a group of COVID-19 researchers at the School of Medicine who were then tagged and organized together as a “research pool” for easier discovery by the research community and to help promote greater collaboration during the pandemic.
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