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Library Adapts to Remote Work

Box of 3D-printed face shields

Even though the library building is closed, we are working remotely to support Georgetown's learning and research missions. In many cases, our staff have found creative ways to adapt to an online environment. Some examples include:

  • The School of Continuing Studies Library has created a Tutorials Guide with videos developed by the library to provide guidance on conducting research using library resources. New tutorials include "Using HoyaSearch to Locate Research Materials," "Introduction to RefWorks," and "APA Style: Notable Changes from 6th to 7th Edition."
  • The Maker Hub is sharing projects and tips on its Maker Hub Slack channel. Of particular note, four community members have borrowed the Maker Hub's 3-D printers and are using them to produce face shields to aid in Coronavirus response efforts. So far, they have sent 110 face shields to OpenWorks in Baltimore, where they will be assembled and distributed to local healthcare workers. Learn more about the Maker Hub's efforts and how to contribute to them in this story.
  • The Digital Services Unit has undertaken a project to improve the accessibility of legacy video content in DigitalGeorgetown. Over the course of the project, staff will add captions to videos that were uploaded to the repository before the Georgetown University Policy on Electronic and Information Accessibility took effect on March 1, 2019.
  • Librarians are working to adapt Instructional Services to a remote environment. We have provided dozens of synchronous and asynchronous instructional sessions or video tutorials.
  • In conjunction with CNDLS, the Library’s Technical Services department presented a webinar on accessing the library’s electronic resources.