We may not be on campus, but the library can still be one of your first stops as you prepare for finals. We’ve worked hard to get as many services as possible online, and we’re here to help in any way we can!
But studying isn’t the only important element to preparing for finals. Giving your mind a chance to rest is also key. This is why our usual stress busters events are going online this semester, and they’ll be live on April 22!
The Strozier Library Learning District late-night tutoring has moved online. Due to the recent closure of the FSU campus, we’re now on Zoom! The Learning District is still providing students tutoring on all the usual subjects and operating during our regularly scheduled times, but students can now ask us questions from their own living rooms.
What is Zoom?
Zoom is an online video conferencing application, and most FSU courses have switched to Zoom lectures and classes. This application also allows the Learning District tutors the chance to chat with students and help subjects in real time no matter where each person is located.
My name is Courtney Evans, and I am a graduate assistant in the STEM Libraries department at FSU Libraries. I typically work with our subject librarians to provide research and learning support to STEM scholars. However, today, I wanted to take some time to introduce you to our science librarians while giving you some information about what types of services and resources are available to the STEM students, staff, faculty, and researchers in the FSU community.
While our library buildings are currently closed due to concerns related to COVID-19, the FSU Libraries team is still available to help meet the teaching, learning and research needs of our scholars. We have extensive resources and services available to you from home. From research guides to consultations with subject librarians, we are still here for you. STEM librarians are available to support research and learning for students and faculty in STEM disciplines. Their names are Denise A. Wetzel, Dr. Nicholas Ruhs, and Kelly Grove, and they’re typically located in the Dirac Science Library when libraries are physically open.
As a graduate assistant for the STEM Research and Learning Services Department, I took time to interview our subject librarians in order to learn more about some of the projects that they work on and the services that they continue to offer students.
In this trying time, the FSU Libraries Pop Lit committee wanted to make a few titles available digitally that may be helpful or calming to our students and staff. As always we hope everyone is happy and healthy and safe. Please see our newly added ebooks below for a “Pop Lit COVID- 19 survival guide”! You can now find these titles in the catalog here.
If you would like more updates on what FSU Libraries are doing, you can check our COVID-19 updates here. And you can see Florida State University’s updates here.