SVSU VISITOR RETURN TO CAMPUS POLICY
Effective: May 12, 2021
Saginaw Valley State University is welcoming visitors to campus. Safety protocols will continue to be updated in coordination and compliance with Michigan’s re-opening milestones and current guidelines from federal, state and local health agencies.
You may contact the Conference Center (TCC) with questions about scheduling specific campus facilities, events and activities through your TCC direct coordinator, email@example.com or 989-964-4348. Event/activity requests require supervisor and Conference Center review and approval in compliance with the Facilities Use Policy 3.1-1.
During this period of transition while federal, state and local guidelines are in effect, Cardinal NEST plan safety protocols remain in effect. All visitors must abide by the University’s COVID-19 policies, found at this site: https://www.svsu.edu/nestplan/policiesguidelines/. This includes the University’s face covering, social distancing and other policies.
Amended: June 1, 2021
In SVSU’s continuing effort to protect and promote the health and safety of all who come to SVSU and to comply with guidance from national, state and local health agencies, the following requirements are effective immediately until further notice, and are subject to updates:
Masks are optional outdoors.
All vaccinated visitors, faculty, staff, and students are not required to wear a face covering/mask, unless they are in an indoor classroom setting or an academic/computer lab. Also, fitness facilities will continue to adhere to fitness-related protocols. Masks are optional in any other indoor area.
Non-vaccinated individuals must continue to wear face coverings/ in any enclosed public space, except for inside one’s dorm or office with the doors closed and when eating or drinking.
-Use the CampusClear App to enter the library
The User Services department provides the following online services:
--E Reserve items can be submitted on line following the procedures here.
--Chapters of books can be scanned and placed in your canvas course student use.
--Please make an appointment to bring physical materials to the Library you would like to have scanned.
-For material needed from current reserve holdings at the library to be placed on canvas contact circulation at firstname.lastname@example.org or (989) 964-4240.
“Why was my ILL / Tipasa request canceled?”
Many of our partner libraries have closed or significantly reduced services. We are one of the few exceptions, yet it means we have fewer libraries to work with during this time. Beyond that, there are some things you can do to improve your odds:
--If a resource gives you the option to limit by language, do it. There is a reason for that. Limit to English to cut down on unnecessary requests.
**If an article title is in brackets, e.g., [The life of left handed bassoonists] the odds are very high that the article is *not* in English.
--Watch out for international journals. While some are widely available in US libraries, many re not. If you *really* need an article from an international journal please contact Thom Zantow at email@example.com. While we could order DVDs and CDs through MeLCat (which is shut down for a period of several weeks), we do not have that option through Tipasa / ILL. Having said that, if you have a need for media we do now own please contact Thom Zantow at firstname.lastname@example.org.
--For faculty and staff: “Can we bring things over to the library for scanning and processing?” Yes! Contact us at 964-4240 or email@example.com to make arrangements.
“How do we get things from the Library?” The library now offers curbside pickup services. You can also use Tipasa to request and materials you need or want. If we own it we will get it ready for you. Let us know if you need it mailed to you. Returning the materials will be your responsibility. This includes Library-owned CDs and DVDs. You can still use the “Place Hold” feature on our library system, or request it through Tipasa. Please note that MeLCat is on hold until further notice. Please use Tipasa instead. If you have MeLCat items that are not in transit (“considering”), please request them through Tipasa instead as it may be several weeks before MeLCat resumes operations. You can check on the status of our materials or MeLCat requests at My Library Account from the Library homepage (http://www.svsu.edu/library/)
“The laptop I checked out isn’t working. What do I do?”
Please submit a support ticket to ITS.
“I have overdue materials. What do I do?” I
Please contact us ASAP so we can work something out. You can check on the status of our materials or MeLCat requests at My Library Account from the Library homepage
Here are some suggestions and information that SVSU users should know for accessing materials if you are away from the Zahnow Library:
This Guide was adapted from the Portland University State Library COVID-19 Research Guide by Portland State University Library is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Based on a work at https://guides.library.pdx.edu/covid-19.