Boatwright Memorial Library and Parsons Music Library are closed. Staff will make collection materials available by request. Contact Linda Fairtile at email@example.com to request materials from Parsons. Contact Cassandra Taylor-Anderson at firstname.lastname@example.org to request materials from Boatwright.
Boatwright Library will prioritize requests to scan/e-deliver ILL materials, including scanning multiple book chapters for items that had previously been requested for physical delivery.
Boatwright Library will extend due dates for materials currently in circulation to May 2, 2020.
If you were unable to get back to campus to retrieve your books or possibly haven't purchased a specific title yet, VitalSource and RedShelf, two course material vendors, have just made available to students of semester schools FREE access to many titles in their library.
To access these materials, go to either link listed below and create an account using your University email, or if you already have an account, log in with your existing information. You can then search for the books needed by the books ISBN.
Accessing Books and Media: Faculty and staff can still request books and other materials that are not online through Document Delivery and items will be sent to your departmental mailroom via campus mail. As another option, faculty, staff and students who need books or other physical items from Boatwright may also send requests to Cassandra Taylor Anderson at email@example.com. Materials will be ready for pickup at 11 a.m. each day at the Boatwright Library lakeside front entrance door. Students who are not in Richmond and need print books/media should contact their liaison librarian who will check on e-book options or make suggestions for alternative online material. If there no viable options, a book/DVD can be mailed to a student.
Scanning of Course Materials: The Libraries will provide scanning services to faculty for course materials through our current request channels. Information on how to make requests is available on the Library Services page of our website. For detailed/complicated request, please contact Alissa Potter via email at firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
Licensed eBooks and electronic resources: We are available to assist you in gaining access to materials in our stacks and have many online resources available to you through our eBooks, databases, and streaming video and audio options. It may be possible for the Libraries to acquire multi-user licenses for eBook versions of course materials, subject to availability. Please contact your liaison librarian to request these items for you and your students.
We are working with our vendors and consortia to raise or eliminate user limits for databases during this period. If you find that you or your students are unable to connect to resources, please contact your liaison librarian for assistance.
The Faculty Hub and IS have joined forces to deliver virtual trainings starting early next week to help you use these tools in your instruction. They will have short presentations of the tools and then there will be time for Q and A. To best prepare for these, we strongly encourage you to visit the websites above and start exploring the tools before attending the virtual training. These will be recorded and available to watch afterwards.
Using Zoom for Remote Teaching: Monday 3/16 at 3:00 pm
Using Zoom for Remote Teaching: Tuesday 3/17 at 10:30 am
Using Blackboard and Panopto for Remote Teaching: Tuesday 3/17 at 3:00 pm