The Missouri campus library has been working from home for the past several weeks, as have many other members of the A.T. Still University (ATSU) community. We miss our students and our offices, but we have been working to provide equally good access to information (if not to our excellent study spaces) for the duration. I am very proud of us all.
Of special note for each of us:
Debra Loguda-Summers, CLSS, public services & 3D print shop manager, has been working nearly daily on COVID-19-related 3D printing projects for the Northeast Regional Medical Center, nursing homes in our local area, ATSU’s clinics in Missouri and Arizona, ATSU-Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, and ATSU-Missouri School of Dentistry & Oral Health.
Leisa Walter, interlibrary loan (ILL) specialist, is one of the few people able to access the campus buildings at this time, to ensure that she is able to access the print books and historical journals and thus provide access to you. She has been visiting our empty library and storage warehouse to get the articles that you request, all while adding responsibility for our other campus’s ILL activities to her existing tasks.
Carlo Caroli, front desk, has been working on an extensive inventory of our website for errors to correct, as well as managing all of the calls directed to the library from his own phone.
Mary Sims, cataloging librarian, has been making sure that all of our resources are indexed and findable for you; without her work, you would never be able to find a thing we own.
I built a new library guide full of resources to assist you in finding information about COVID-19 and related issues – you can also find it linked from various places on the library site. You can find more information about that in a later story.
In case you are wondering, the library has not been left quite empty: our faithful skeleton crew remains, waiting for your return.
by Susan Swogger, MLIS, director of Missouri campus library