LAT Services (Covid19)

Miller will be open to those swiping in with a valid WAC ID and a green Emocha badge during the following hours:

Monday – Thursday 9 AM – 9 PM
Friday 9 AM – 5 PM
Saturday – Sunday 1 PM – 5 PM

Only the main floor of Miller will be open. For your safety, the ground and second floors will continue to be restricted to LAT staff unless there is a scheduled appointment. Following CDC recommendations, the water fountain has been turned off, so please bring your own covered water bottle. No other food or drink will be permitted.

COVID-19 safety protocols, including masking and social distancing, will be required and enforced in Miller. All terms of the Health Pledge apply when students are using the library.

LAT staff will retrieve WAC-owned materials upon request. Only LAT staff will have access to the ground and second floors, where the collections are stored.

To place a request for WAC-owned material, use OneSearch to pull up the item you are looking for, then use the “Request Item for Pickup” button to initiate the request process. You will receive an email when your item is ready to be picked up from the front desk at Miller. If you need assistance with this process, please email us using the Ask-a-Librarian form.

On-campus or off-campus local students, active faculty, and staff can request material for pickup. Students in quarantine or isolation can reach out to us via the Ask-a-Librarian form, and we will use the courier service to get materials to you. Remote learners should contact to us via the Ask-a-Librarian form to discuss options.

Whether you are a student, faculty member, or staff member, librarians are here to help you at any stage of the research process. Librarians will continue to provide all research assistance virtually this semester.

Please use our Ask-a-Librarian form to send your research question to all librarians at once. A librarian will get back to you with an answer or with a request to set up a time to talk further. Librarians can hold one-on-one appointments via Zoom or by telephone, depending on your preference, or can use email to talk asynchronously.

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) services are available for electronic delivery of articles and book chapters. All WAC students, faculty, and staff can use this service. Librarians are available to help you identify alternatives to physical books, or to help find inexpensive booksellers.

ILL services are also available for physical deliveries of books or other materials. Because physical materials will not be mailed to remote students, this service is open to all local students, faculty, and staff. All ILL materials borrowed by local students must be returned to Miller before leaving the Chestertown area for the summer.

Remote students who believe they are in need of physical ILL services should reach out directly to Amanda Darby, LAT’s Director of Public Services.

Faculty librarians are eager to provide virtual library instruction for your courses. Depending on the needs of your students, librarians can teach on a variety of topics, including searching library resources and databases, using the open web as a research tool, evaluating source credibility, or using databases particular to students’ field of study. Librarians are used to being flexible, so if you have ideas for other topics you’d like librarians to talk to your students about, please let us know!

Librarians can teach in both synchronous and asynchronous formats. Librarians can use Zoom to screen share, give demonstrations, and facilitate group activities centered around information literacy. You can also embed librarians in discussions on Canvas, use our research guides or video tutorials, or request that we create a research guide specifically for your course or subject area. LAT also has Canvas modules on information literacy that you can embed into your own Canvas courses.

To request library instruction for a class you’re teaching, or if you have other ideas for how librarians can be involved in your curriculum, please contact us.

Course reserves are electronic and are posted on Canvas. If you are a faculty member with a reserve request, please contact us. Please also reach out if there is an e-book that you would like the library to acquire for a course you are teaching.

Our Ask-a-Librarian form is a great place to start if you have any questions or research needs. Even if our research librarians aren’t the best folks to answer your question, we can route your inquiry where it needs to go.

Please see our staff directory if you need to reach out to a particular person.