While the Tech Desk in the library will be open, visits will be by appointment only. We ask that you contact us first via phone, email, or ticket as we can do quite a bit to help you remotely. In those instances where we need to have an in-person meeting, we'll be glad to arrange it.
All equipment loans must be done through our online reservation system, which can be accessed from our portal page. Reservations should be made at least 24 hours in advance and appointments will then be scheduled for pick-up and return at separate stations. BUID is required for checkout.
Bertrand Library will reopen on Monday, July 27. The hours will be modified slightly for the fall semester. The current schedule is posted here. The library will only be open to students, faculty and staff, and not to the public. The 24-hour space in the library will continue to be available to the campus community for the fall semester.
Librarians and technology staff are still working on the best ways to serve our community this fall, based on class needs and in consideration of COVID-19 protection guidelines. Synchronous and asynchronous information literacy and technology instruction can be scheduled. Due to space constraints and adherence to social distancing guidelines, group instructional sessions in the library's classroom will not be possible this fall. Librarians will work with faculty to create alternative means of instruction that address their class needs. Contact your librarian to discuss the options available for your class.
We're still determining the details, but librarians will continue to offer reference and research assistance to students, faculty and staff with appropriate safety considerations. Remote assistance is encouraged with in-person appointments scheduled in those instances when an inquiry cannot be fully addressed by remote means. Right now, you can reach us by Zoom, chat, email and phone.
L&IT has partnered with the Teaching & Learning Center to create content for faculty transitioning to remote teaching. A great starting point is the Remote Teaching Moodle Course.
If you have taken some workshops and still don't know where to start in transitioning assignments or course content online, you can get individual help from an instructional designer or member of L&IT's staff. Just fill out this Instructional Design Support form.
For support with developing a data management plan or data sharing plan for NSF and NIH grant applications, please contact Agnes Jasinska at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Due to space constraints and adherence to social distancing guidelines, group instructional sessions will not be held in the Special Collections/University Archives reading room. Special Collections/University Archives staff will work with faculty to create alternative means of instruction that address their class needs. Please contact email@example.com for more information.
Special Collections/University Archives will continue to provide research support for Bucknell students, faculty and staff. Remote assistance is encouraged with in-person appointments scheduled in those instances when an inquiry cannot be fully addressed by remote means. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with research inquiries.
We are excited that remote access to lab computers will now be available to students both from on and off campus via a central landing page that will show lab locations and what computers are available. Please note, if a student needs to access a lab computer from off-campus they will first need to connect to Bucknell's VPN. VPN connectivity to campus is key to both studying and working remotely. Based on observed usage levels in the spring, our VPN capacity is being increased from 300 concurrent users to 750 concurrent users.
Remote Lab (VMware Horizon) is a virtual computer lab. BU Remote Lab allows you to use software without installing it on your computer. You can connect to BU Remote Lab from your personally owned Linux, Mac or Windows computer. To see what applications are available, please review the following FAQ.
We will continue to offer interlibrary loan services as we have in the past. Please know that other libraries' closures and staffing reductions may cause interruptions.
Because it takes up to three days for the virus that causes COVID-19 to become undetectable on a book's interior pages, we will be unable to offer physical course reserves this semester. Contact your librarian for help identifying alternate and open course materials.
In order to ensure Moodle capacity and availability for the fall semester and beyond, we have completely updated the technology and moved it to the cloud. This will provide increased performance and reliability and will add a degree of flexibility to react to changes in demand that we didn't have with our existing, on-premise Moodle system.