Nature builds sharing into our DNA. Even the most cynical of us needs to be part of other people’s lives by giving at least a bit of our selves. During a pandemic, however, sharing is not a good thing.
When the Libraries closed our buildings for safety reasons, students and faculty who rely on our print collections suddenly found themselves in a bind. Librarians jumped in to help our scholars make it through this difficult time.
Since most students left campus for spring break on March 6—and were unable to return because of the COVID-19 pandemic—I’ve walked campus several times every week. There’s a stunning quiet, yet campus has a heartbeat. Many operations continue.
Azana Carr, External Relations Assistant, struggles to put into words what it feels like to be a graduating senior during the Covid-19 pandemic and describes how her love of libraries has kept her going through such a tumultuous time.