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COVID-19: PALNI Service Continuation Planning Resources: Virtual Reference and Instruction

COVID-19 Planning

LibGuides for Remote Work

Many PALNI schools have created guides to connect their faculty, staff, and students to library resources. Here are a few of our favorites:

DePauw
Manchester
Marian
Saint Mary's
U Indy
Wabash

Reference

Ideas for Virtual Reference:

Create a Zoom meeting for virtual study groups. Have a host in the meeting at all times, who can open breakout rooms for each group of students to hang out together.

Reach out to students who have previously visited the reference desk via e-mail or text.

Make a Reference Desk Manual.

Add a proactive chat widget to your website.

Instruction

Ideas for Virtual Instruction:

PALNI has a complete set of IL modules you can use!

https://libguides.palni.edu/c.php?g=1057319&p=7716457

Don't forget PALNI has a set of pre-recorded videos on IL topics as well!

https://libguides.palni.edu/research_videos

LSU developed this excellent chart on active learning
Goshen developed a LibGuide with instructions for heavily used resources.