How We Support Your Teaching, Learning & Research During the COVID-19 Pandemic (Updated August 11)

Posted on: August 11, 2020

This summer, your friends in JMU Libraries have been modifying our spaces and services with the goal of protecting health and safety — while still offering the enthusiastic and expert assistance, vibrant programming, and caring approach you have come to expect from us.

We launched a new phase of access to our facilities and physical collections on Monday, August 10. Please consult our Fall 2020 Re-Entry Plan for full details on our evidence-based, safety-minded plans for providing access to spaces and collections.

Our plan is designed to change in response to external developments or internal concerns. If changes to services occur, we will update our website. We look forward to seeing you — in your masks — in the Libraries!

For Dukes working and studying remotely, we continue to offer remote services and robust, virtual support for teaching, learning, research, and creative exploration. This page offers a summary of our offerings during the COVID-19 pandemic.

For faculty

We support faculty members teaching in hybrid or online modes. You can:

And our friends at CFI have created an Online Teaching, Scholarship, and Career Planning Resources page, a relevant teaching toolkit, and an overview of quality teaching. Check them out!

Faculty members pursuing research or seeking library services/materials can:

For students

We are also here for our beloved JMU students, including those who may not be accustomed to taking hybrid or online classes. Students, you can:

And don’t miss the Online Learning Tips infographic, created by student employees working with JMU’s Learning Strategies Instruction service.

Beyond the buildings

We have expanded our online support to promote social distancing and continue providing the help you need. We also offer a wealth of online resources around the clock.

Returning materials

Our book drops are operational. Read more about returning materials.

We’re here to help

Your friends in the JMU Libraries are taking every possible measure to support our campus community. We are here to help. We’ll see you online, Dukes!

We will continue to update this page as more information becomes available.

See JMU’s “Stop the Spread” page for up-to-date campus information.

Originally published March 5, 2020. Last updated August 11, 2020 with information about instruction sessions.

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