Report From Tempe: “How Arizona State University Libraries Have Pivoted Operations During COVID-19”
From The State Press:
Britt Lewis, communications specialist for the ASU Library, said many services were still available and were never truly “shut down.”
“When ASU made the switch to online-only instruction last spring, the library made many service adjustments in order for students and faculty to get the necessary support and resources,” Lewis wrote in an email. “For example, we extended the hours of our online chat service and found ways to safely provide a daily ‘curbside pickup’ of physical library materials for students, faculty and staff at Hayden Library.”
Christina Peck, communications and outreach program coordinator for the ASU Library, also works on the chat lines for Ask a Librarian.
Peck said while the service has always existed, the number of students using the service increased during the pandemic, especially in the evenings.
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