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Resources for Academic Continuity in Response to COVID-19

The staff of Goddard Library is dedicated to providing high levels of service to support the institution's teaching, learning, and research missions.  Our top priority at this time is to promote the safety and wellbeing of the Clark community and beyond.  Please note the services and resources we are providing and enhancing in response to needs for remote access to resources and library expertise.  

Academic Commons Hours

8am-8pm, 7 days a week.

Access is by card swipe only. Please observe all social distancing best practices while in the AC.  

Library and Academic Commons Services and Hours Notice

Current Hours:

Mon-Sun: 

Goddard Library Closed

Academic Commons: 8am-8pm by card swipe

Chat available:

Monday -  Friday 9 am - 5 pm

Research Consultations and Support for Teaching and Learning

Our research librarians are available to work with individual students and faculty through Zoom, by phone, email, or chat service.  We are also available to 'visit' your Zoom class to work directly with students. In addition to the services provided below please connect with us by phone 508.793.75779, text 508.715.2247, or email referencedesk@clarku.edu.

TRIAL STREAMING FILMS

  • Criterion Channel
    The subscription streaming service The Criterion Channel has made most of their offerings from Black filmmakers free. They are currently showcasing work by Cheryl Dunye, Charles Burnett, Julie Dash, Kathleen Collins, Oscar Michaeux, Khalik Allah, Maya Angelou, William Greaves, Leilah Weintraub, and more, as well as documentaries of black experiences from white filmmakers such as Les Blank and Shirley Clarke. These films cover a wide range of perspective and narrative approaches and these offerings go back to the silent era all the way to today. If you click on the link, any film without a lock symbol on it is available to watch.

Reserve Materials

The staff of Goddard Library is aware that Clark students and faculty are concerned about access to course readings.  Please be assured, our staff is working swiftly and diligently to provide access at a distance. Please contact Lawrence Bolduc, Reserves Coordinator, at 508.793.7132 or lbolduc@clarku.edu to discuss options for making your course materials available. 

Interlibrary Loan Services

For the Clark community: Interlibrary loan services will remain active for all digital article requests. However, please note we are dependent, in many cases, on other libraries' services, for materials that we do not hold; our access to other collections will be limited by the borrowing institutions' service levels. 

Questions? Please contact Katie Stebbens, Resource Sharing Librarian at illoan@clarku.edu

A note to institutions wishing to borrow from Clark's collections: We will fill all article requests that fall within our electronic holdings. We are not currently filling requests for books or other physical media. 

Book Borrowing & Access to Print Collections

In light of Clark's decision on March 12, 2020, to suspend in-person classes for the spring semester, borrowed print materials and other physical media may be returned, without penalty, by September 2020, as needed. Our staff will work with graduating students to find ways for materials to be returned, without penalty, at a mutually convenient future date.

Digital Access to Collections

The Goddard Library is well-equipped to provide digital and distance access to the vast majority of our rich collections. Please use our Discovery service to find thousand of ebooks, millions of research and popular articles, and streaming video.  These resources may be embedded in Moodle and other course access sites for seamless access by students and faculty.  Please note: For faculty who are adding links to library resources to their Moodle pages, there is some helpful information here on how to add the library's proxy server to those links.

"Vendor Love in the Time of COVID-19"

Goddard Library is carefully tracking all library and information vendors making materials openly available.  A current list being developed by the greater library community is called Vendor Love in the Time of COVID-19 and may be found at Vendor Covid-19 Related Donations and Pro Bono Access.   Faculty who have assigned readings from these vendors may embed materials directly into their course sites.

Open Educational Resources

Faculty: Looking for open and freely available curricular resources, syllabi, and class plans to enhance your course?  Explore, adopt, and adapt OERs (Open Educational Resources) developed by faculty around the world.  

Pleasure Reading and Activities

The following resources can be accessed remotely and offer more recreational options.  Additionally, don't forget that you have free access to the New York Times, a wealth of free streaming video, and access to thousands of ebooks, magazines, and periodicals through our collection at Clark.

Check out our full list of resources here: https://clarku.libguides.com/pleasurereading 

Contact the University Librarian

Please direct questions and suggestions to Laura Robinson, University Librarian, at 508.793.7384 or larobinson@clarku.edu.