Library updates from the AHS liaison librarian
Thursday, March 19, 2020
Following yesterday’s announcement from UIC University Library re. hours and services, the following are additional notes and details for AHS students, faculty and staff.
- The Library of the Health Sciences’ (LHS) hours have been reduced to 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. (seven days a week)
- LHS is now UIC I-card swipe access only during all hours, so please bring your I-card or you will not be able to get in
- Only the first floor of LHS is available to patrons at this time, but items needed from other floors will be retrieved by library workers upon request
- Daley Library is also operating under reduced hours (for details, see: library.uic.edu/libraries/daley/hours and check back before you visit in case they change)
- Special Collections & Archives are closed at both Daley and LHS
- The evening library shuttle service has been canceled
- Our interlibrary loan services for physical materials from other libraries have been shut down. However, the current plan is for UIC LHS to continue with our local pull/scan ILL service and limited wider ILL services for articles and book chapters in the next few weeks. Library staff will do their best to take care of requests as they come up, but their normal 24-hour turn around for owned material and normal timelines for outside access will be impacted due to staffing and availability.
- I am now working remotely, but I continue to be available by email so please feel free to email me your questions or to schedule a remote consultation, in which we can discuss your research or help with your citation management using a web conferencing application that allows us to share a screen and go through the process in a way largely similar to an in-person discussion. I, and the other health sciences liaison librarians, will also be doing more hours on the IM service, so we may be able to connect that way as well.
Some of the above items may well be subject to change, as we try and figure out how best to manage this unprecedented situation. I hope that you all are doing as well as is possible, and please let me know if you have any questions or concerns that I might be able to address.