Student Service Team Update 3/24 – Library

The Hubbard Library remains committed to assisting our patrons during this time. Please read the following in regards to library services.
Due Dates During Closure

Items due during the closure may be given an extension until the campus reopens on Monday, April 20*. Email lib-info@fuller.edu or go to your library account to renew your books. You may also turn in your books to the book drop outside the Library, if it is needed. (*This date may be adjusted in the future.)

Scan on Demand

Fuller Seminary staff have been directed to stay off campus until early April and until then, only allowed for short periods of time. As such, we are unable to process any Scan on Demand requests until then. Fulfillment of requests, given the extreme time constraints, may take up to two weeks or more.

InterLibrary Loan and Books By Mail

A reminder that ILL is cancelled for the spring quarter. This means any print item requested that we cannot purchase as a digital copy will not be fulfilled. Articles and book chapter ILL requests from other institutions may not be fulfilled due to the limited number of participating libraries. Books by Mail is also cancelled for the spring quarter.

Electronic Services & Reference Librarians
For assistance in access issues, contact our electronic services team at lib-systems@fuller.edu. Research help is available to help students utilize our digital resources with our reference librarians. They can be reached at lib-reference@fuller.edu or you can schedule a virtual appointment with them here.

Transcripts for Winter ’20 and Spring ’20

In addition to the previously announced Pass/Fail: Changes for Winter and Options for Spring, all transcripts will be annotated to indicate that Winter ’20 and Spring ’20 grades reflect the seminary’s changes in Pass/Fail policy in response to the current public health emergency.  Learn More

Early Closure of the Hubbard Library TODAY 3/20 – 허바드 도서관 조기 폐쇄-오늘 3/20 – Cierre anticipado de la Biblioteca Hubbard – HOY 3/20

Due to the recent Executive Order by Governor Newsom regarding COVID-19, the Hubbard Library will close today at 1:00pm.
Items due at the end of the day today may be dropped off in the drop box outside the Library.
Thank you for your grace during this time.  If you have any questions, please email lib-info@fuller.edu.

뉴섬 캘리포니아 주지사의 COVID-19관련 행정명령에 따라 허바드 도서관은 오늘 오후 1시에 폐관합니다.

오늘까지 반납하셔야 하는 도서는 외부 반납함에 반납 해 주시기 바랍니다.
협조와 양해 감사드립니다. 문의사항은 lib-info@fuller.edu로 해 주시기 바랍니다.

Debido a la orden ejecutiva reciente del gobernador Newsom con respecto a COVID-19, la Biblioteca Hubbard cerrará hoy a la una (1pm).

Los artículos que se vencen hoy al final del día podrán ser dejados en el buzón afuera de la biblioteca.

Gracias por su gracia durante este tiempo. Si tiene preguntas, por favor envíenos un correo electrónico lib-info@fuller.edu.

Pass/Fail: Changes for Winter and Options for Spring
In addition to the previously announced Pass/Fail: Changes for Winter and Options for Spring, all transcripts will be annotated to indicate that Winter ’20 and Spring ’20 grades reflect the seminary’s changes in Pass/Fail policy in response to the current public health emergency.

Academic advisors and program advisors continue to be available to support students during these days of extraordinary change.  Please do not hesitate to reach out if there are any ways we can help.

Sincerely,

Daniell Whittington
Executive Director of the Library

 

COVID-19 | Updates to Library Hours & Transcripts for Winter and Spring 2020

Dear Fuller Seminary,

In light of our current extraordinary circumstances, we want to keep you apprised of of a few important updates:

Hubbard Library Hours
Please note that the Hubbard Library will close early at 7pm on Thursday, March 19 and Friday, March 20. Please procure all necessary items needed for Winter ’20 finals or Spring ’20 Quarter prior to closing.

 If you have any questions about this, please contact lib-info@fuller.edu.

 Pass/Fail: Changes for Winter and Options for Spring
In addition to the previously announced Pass/Fail: Changes for Winter and Options for Spring, all transcripts will be annotated to indicate that Winter ’20 and Spring ’20 grades reflect the seminary’s changes in Pass/Fail policy in response to the current public health emergency.

Academic advisors and program advisors continue to be available to support students during these days of extraordinary change.  Please do not hesitate to reach out if there are any ways we can help.

COVID-19 and Hubbard Library Closure – Changes in Services

As per the the mandate given by Dr. Labberton on March 17, the Hubbard Library will be closed starting Saturday, March 21 until Sunday, April 12*. As such, Hubbard Library has to make slight changes to the following services:

    • – Scan on Demand—Hubbard Library is temporarily lifting the distance restriction on Scan on Demand until April 12*. Requests for this service can be placed through the InterLibrary Loan form, located here. Be sure to select if your request is for an article or book chapter.  We still have to remain within copyright (15 percent of a work or less) and requests will be limited to three (3) per person, per week. Given our reduced staff, we are unable to permit more than three (3) requests and more than three (3) requests from a patron will be cancelled. Also, please allow longer than usual (4-5 business days) processing times for requests.
    • – Books by Mail—Hubbard Library is suspending this service until Sunday, April 12*.
    • – Books due during library closure—If you have a due date that is during the closure, you can turn in all your books to the book drop outside the Library. You may also extend your due dates through your Library Account. Click the orange “My Account” button on the top left-hand corner of the Library site. Then, click on your name and in the drop down menu, “My Account.” On this page, you can click on “Renew” on the items you want to keep longer. After the closure, books will be due at the end of day on Monday, April 13th. Course Reserves books kept during the break will continue to accrue fines which will not be waived. If you have any questions or concerns about due dates, please email lib-info@fuller.edu
    • – Course Reserves—Items in Course Reserves will not be available for checkout during the closure.
    • – Reference Librarians, Electronic Services, Circulation—Our team is available to be reached virtually should patrons have any issues in using eBooks and databases. We have a Resources Page on our website with many how-to’s and also in our Canvas course. For further assistance, patrons may contact our reference librarians at lib-reference@fuller.edu, our electronic resources team at lib-systems@fuller.edu, and our circulation team at lib-info@fuller.edu.

*This date may be changed in the future.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email lib-info@fuller.edu. Thank you for your patience in this matter and have a wonderful day!

Sincerely,
Daniell Whittington
Executive Director of the Library

COVID-19 Updates and Hubbard Library UPDATED 3/19

Good Afternoon Hubbard Library Patrons,

In light of recent recommendations by the CDC, local government, health institutions, and the recent announcement by Dr. Labberton on March 12, the Hubbard Library is implementing the following actions immediately in order to do our best to serve the Fuller community and its well-being:

  • – Library Hours: Library hours for Thursday and Friday, March 19 and 20, will be 9am – 7pm.
  • – Interterm/ Spring Break Hours: The library is closed beginning on March 21. As of right now we are reopening on April 13th but that won’t be fully confirmed until an update that is scheduled to happen by at least April 6th.
  • – Library Spaces: Library takes efforts towards wiping down doors, buttons, and workstations. Patrons can help by being vigilant in washing their hands prior to and after handling books and using computer stations.
  • – DeStress for Success: This event, which we look forward to hosting every finals season, is cancelled for the sake and health of our campus community.
  • – InterLibrary Loan (ILL): Physical items requests through ILL will be cancelled. We will attempt to locate and purchase digital copies of items within our academic scope, however, we will not process those only available in print. Article and book chapter requests will be fulfilled but requests for entire books or journals will be cancelled because we still need to remain within copyright permissions. Only 15 percent or two chapters, whichever is less, may be requested.
  • – Course Reserves: Students may need to purchase their print only required books in Course Reserves if a digital replacement by the instructor is not located.
  • – Guest Visitors, Alumni, SCATLA patrons, Archives researchers, Local Scholars, and Local Clergy: At this time, we must suspend access to these patrons into our Library. Only current students, faculty, staff, visiting scholars – are permitted. We may lift this restriction at the end of the month with careful consideration.
  • – Computer lab and other collaborative areas: We request that collaboration of groups be limited. Any collaborative space with more than 10 chairs will have extra chairs removed to allow for the recommended six feet (2 meters) of space. When the time comes, we will prevent access to group study rooms and cancel any reservations.
  • – Book return: We respectfully ask patrons return all of books via the book drop outside the library, if it is not necessary for you to enter. This also applies to Course Reserve books.
  • – Illnesses: To echo Dr. Labberton’s post, “individuals with a fever are prohibited from campus, and individuals with other COVID-19 related symptoms are strongly encouraged to stay home.”
  • – Help to access resources: Our team is available to be reached virtually should patrons have any issues in using eBooks and databases. We have a Resources Page on our website with many how-to’s and also in our Canvas course. For further assistance, patrons may contact our reference librarians at lib-reference@fuller.edu, our electronic resources team at lib-systems@fuller.edu, and our circulation team at lib-info@fuller.edu.

I want to end this post with encouragement from Psalm 59:16—”But I will sing of your strength, in the morning I will sing of your love; for you are my fortress, my refuge in times of trouble.” Let us pray for God to grant us peace, strength, and courage for ourselves, community, and the world.

I personally thank you for reading this post and am grateful for your flexibility regarding the library during this time. As we move forward, we hope to continue to assist and help you throughout the Spring quarter and beyond. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to email me at lib-admin@fuller.edu.

Respectfully,

Daniell Whittington
Executive Director of the Library

Upcoming Repairs in the Library

In the next few weeks, some light repairs will occur in the Library and noise will be kept at a minimum. During this time, you may also notice something that smells like gas / sewage which is normal when working on areas in the ceiling.

Contact lib-info@fuller.edu with any questions. Thank you for your cooperation!

National Anthropology Day Webinar – February 20 at 2PM!

You are invited to celebrate National Anthropology Day and learn about a great resource for cultural research. Come take part in a webinar on the Human Relations Area Files (HRAF) that is one of the Fuller Library databases for the School of Intercultural Studies: eHRAF. If you are doing cultural research, you should plan to attend. Part of our time together will involve your carrying out searches related to your research.

We will be holding the event on Thursday, February 20th from 2:00 p.m. until 3:30 in 490 Conference Room (2nd floor of 490 E. Walnut). Coffee and snacks will be provided.

There will also be a give away of swag from the American Anthropological Association. This is part of Fuller Seminary’s participation in National Anthropology Day. For those who cannot attend in person, we unfortunately don’t have any swag, but we do have a Blue Jeans link to offer: bluejeans.com/420289128. The session will be recorded and posted on the CMR website if you do happen to miss out.

Weyerhaeuser Reading Room Area – Upcoming Events

The Hubbard Library will host two events on Monday, January 27 and Wednesday, January 29th which take place in the Weyerhaeuser Reading Room. The accessibility schedule will be as follows:

Monday, January 27: Reading Room closes at Noon for Dr. Pannell Portrait Event.

Tuesday, January 28: Reading Room open all day.

Wednesday, January 29: Reading Room closed until 3pm for Career Prep Event.

If you have any concerns, please contact lib-info@fuller.edu. Thank you for your cooperation!

Winter Interterm Hours – January 2-4

Welcome back Fuller Students! Hubbard Library Interterm hours will be as follows:

  • Thursday, January 2: 10am – 5pm
  • Friday, January 3: 1pm – 4pm
  • Saturday, January 4: 12pm – 4pm

We will resume normal hours on Monday, January 6, which are:

  • Monday & Thursday: 9am-9pm
  • Tuesday & Wednesday: 9am – 6pm
  • Friday: 1pm – 4pm
  • Saturday: 12pm – 4pm

Extended Hours & Closures for Fall 2019

As we head into the holiday season, Hubbard Library wanted to inform patrons about upcoming closures and end of term hours. Below are the anticipated library closure dates and end of term hours. We will communicate any additional adjustments if they are necessary.

For fall 2019, the following will be in effect:

Monday, December 2 – Friday, December 6 AND Monday, December 9 – Friday, December 13: Extended Hours for Finals – Open 9am – 9pm.
Monday, December 16 – Wednesday, December 18: Inter-term Hours – Open 10am – 5pm
Thursday, December 19 – Wednesday, January 1: Closed for Christmas and New Years’ Holidays

Feel free to email the Library at lib-info@fuller.edu with any questions. Thank you!