Due to COVID-19, Special Collections & Archives (SCA) has implemented procedures in addition to our basic use guidelines.
Basic Use Guidelines:
Along with the rest of the Library, we will be providing instruction remotely due to COVID-19. Remote instruction options include the following: Live Online Session, Pre-Recorded Online Session, and Embedded Archivist in Blackboard.
For a Live Online Session, we will do our best to replicate an in-person class visit, but as you know there will be some differences. Instead of a physical tour, an introduction to Special Collections & Archives may involve Powerpoint and photographs. Instead of working with physical materials, active learning sessions may be built around a small selection of digital materials or a single digital collection. We may even need to completely change our approach to your class so that we can still meet your learning objectives.
It may make more sense, for example, to switch to the Embedded Archivist in Blackboard option. Embedded archivists can monitor the Ask Your Librarian Discussion Board and/or create archives training modules. The training modules can be supplemented with brief assignments that have students emulate what they learned and reflect on their process. Example training modules can be found in the Tutorials box on this page, and here is a link to a sample search and reflection assignment that has been used by the Library.
As we all continue to face the pandemic and navigate uncertainty, EKU Special Collections & Archives invites you to share your story with us. The perspectives of EKU students, faculty, staff, and our local community are invaluable to future generations.
You could write a brief essay, keep a journal, create artwork, compose a poem, or even interview family and friends. You can reflect on how COVID-19 has impacted you personally, or society as a whole.
For tips, prompts, and how to donate your work, please see the Share How COVID-19 Impacts You project site.
Due to safety measures taken in response to COVID-19, we will be providing archives instruction remotely for this semester. Thank you for your understanding.
Please submit this form at least two (2) weeks in advance of your preferred date for class instruction or records management training. Complete a separate form for each instruction session.