Earlier this year, as students and faculty had to abruptly move from classroom instruction to fully remote online learning, the swift response of the Libraries and Teaching and Learning Technologies (TLT) staff eased the disruption for faculty and paved the way for students to successfully complete their spring courses. The ability to quickly pivot and find creative ways to fulfill our mission despite adverse circumstances is a hallmark of the Libraries and TLT. We know that students and faculty cannot achieve academic success without the support of the Libraries and TLT and we continuously strive to meet ever-evolving challenges of an increasingly virtual teaching, learning and working environment.
To successfully meet these continuing challenges, we need your help. You can make a meaningful difference in providing information resources and enhancing teaching and learning during these uncertain times for our students, faculty and community by making a year-end gift to the University Libraries.
The Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center and DeLaMare Science and Engineering Library serve as centers of community, student engagement, and knowledge creation. Your support will help the Libraries provide the campus community with vital information online, through e-books, scholarly journals, and other resources, like the newly digitized collection of anatomical models. Behind the scenes, our technical staff work tirelessly to make electronic resources and databases available. I invite you to tune in to “Checked Out!”, the University Libraries new podcast, to hear first-hand just how this dedicated team pulled off the largest transition to emergency remote learning and teaching in the University’s history.
This year in particular, the Libraries’ work has reached beyond our campus borders to help protect the health of our local medical providers as they respond to the pandemic. DeLaMare’s makerspace and 3D printers—and the researchers, faculty and staff who operate them, churned out thousands of protective face shields and masks, battery packs for powered air-purifying respirators, and patterns and kits to support the construction of medical gowns. Your tax-deductible gift to the University Libraries will ensure we can continue to provide the critical resources our students and community depend on.
Our team is demonstrating strength, dedication and resourcefulness, as they fulfill the essential role they play. Every gift to the University Libraries, no matter the size, makes a difference for our entire campus.
For more information about supporting the University Libraries please contact Kristin Burgarello at email@example.com.