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Touro Libraries NY Staff Page

This is an internal guide for the staff of Touro Libraries NY with information on shared resources and sharing resources.

Welcome

Welcome to the new Touro College Libraries - Staff Web Page! This guide will contain shared librarian resources and links to TC resources for quick reference. If you have any ideas for how to improve this site or would like to see any specific resources added, just send a message to georgia.westbrook@touro.edu.

FAQs

How can I collaborate with other TCL staff right now?

Staff across the TCL are working on several projects to get faculty and students settled into virtual classrooms and work. If you are planning to work on a project that others may also be working on (i.e., a LibGuide, tutorial, etc.), please reach out to others before beginning, so work is not duplicated or wasted.

Use Microsoft Teams to get in touch with colleagues quickly.

How can I support faculty in Canvas?

To support faculty in Canvas, you might take on the role of a "TA" - you can add content to courses and answer student questions, but you will not have access to their grades. Faculty must request the addition of a TA by sending the name and Touro ID number of the staff person to help.touroone@touro.edu

What is the status of ILL?

[This information was provided during the Zoom staff meeting on 3/24 and will be updated as more information is made available]

The status of outgoing ILLs is dependent on several factors, but does not affect how we are able to get materials to our students, faculty, and staff. If patrons were unable to pick up physical ILL items before the Libraries closed, those items remain in their home library and are unavailable. Due dates should be considered to be current, but may be extended based on changes in the operating status of TCUS after that time. Patrons requesting scans and physical books will see limited availability as other libraries are cutting down on in-house staff for the time being; journal articles and other online resources will be easier to get. Patrons should continue to use our ILL form, rather than making requests via another channel, so there is a single record for each request.

Security

If you are in imminent danger dial 911. All other emergencies to speak with a live operator at any time, call Touro’s 24 Hour Hotline at 1-88-Touro911 (1-888-687-6911).

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