Coming back to work in a world of uncertainty can cause anxiety and fear. The staff at CFL are doing everything they can to ensure safety, including setting up new work flows and policies. This section of our guide will address some of these changes.
Karlene is available at any time to discuss concerns or fears about the work environment or anxiety about the workplace. She will be working with everyone to make accommodations as available and possible. Please share both worries and ideas - this is a work in progress!
There are campus options for counseling services if you would like to utilize them. Mental health care is just as important as physical health. Your supervisors will work with you if appointments end up scheduled during work shifts.
UND strongly encourages all members of the University community, including students, to get vaccinated and model positive behavior both on- and off-campus in order to foster a healthy and safe learning environment for all students. Individuals who would like to discuss disability accommodations regarding face coverings should contact the Disability Services for Students (DSS) office at 701-777-2664 or UND.dss@UND.edu. Individuals who are unable to wear a face covering due to a sincerely held religious belief should contact the UND Equal Opportunity and Title IX Office at 701.777.4171 or UND.affirmativeactionoffice@UND.edu.
From Provost Link:
UND is committed to maintaining a safe learning environment while providing quality learning experiences for our students. COVID-19’s continued presence within our UND community may necessitate changes in classroom management as the academic year progresses. As such, UND asks students and instructors to be flexible when necessary to promote a safe environment for learning. Please do not attend an in-person class or lab if you are feeling ill, particularly if you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, or if you have been directed by health professionals to quarantine or isolate. If you are not able to attend class or lab, please notify your instructor as soon as possible and discuss options for making up any missed work in order to ensure your ability to succeed in the course. If you will have an extended absence due to serious illness or other uncontrollable circumstances, you may request an absence notification through the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities. Similarly, if your instructor is ill they may need to cancel class or temporarily move your course to online delivery to ensure that you are able to complete the course successfully. Instructors may require students to wear masks in the classroom or in the laboratory as a preventative measure designed to facilitate uninterrupted classroom engagement and to facilitate health and safety in the classroom. If your instructor does require masks in class or in a laboratory, you are expected to comply with that request.
UND also strongly encourages all members of the University community, including students, to get vaccinated, seek out testing when needed, and model positive behavior both on- and off-campus to foster a healthy and safe learning environment for all students. Individuals who would like to discuss disability accommodations regarding masks should contact the Disability Services for Students (DSS) office at 701-777-2664 or UND.dss@UND.edu. Individuals who are unable to wear a mask due to a sincerely held religious belief should contact the UND Equal Opportunity and Title IX Office at 701.777.4171 or UND.EO.TitleIX@UND.edu.
The above language, for your convenience, has also been added to the course policies that import into your syllabus when using SYL. SYL is newly available software that assists faculty in quickly creating consistent, easily updated, and accurate syllabi and provides students with accessible syllabi in a searchable central archive. For more information about using SYL please visit TTaDA’s Academic Technologies site and for upcoming training opportunities, see TTaDA’s current programming schedule.
Respectfully, and with best wishes for a great upcoming spring semester,
Eric - 12/19/22
PPE is Personal Protective Equipment.
UND has a Coronavirus Blog that keeps everyone up to date on the latest happening on campus.
Angry patrons / patrons yelling or acting in a threatening manner
Generally, our patrons are amazing. However, they are facing the same fears and concerns we all are. This fear can create situations where they lash out in anger (almost always verbal). Anything may trigger a person to react in anger during times of stress. This section is to remind you about our customer service standards. Please go back and review that section of the guide one more time!
Here are a few reminders from our training:
How long the virus lives on paper products is still being contested. Some sources say 24 hours, some say 72 hours. For our safety, the following procedures have been put in place:
Librarians will no longer be staffing a physical desk. Instead, the PRCs will have a desk in the Knowledge Commons behind you. If there is no PRC, you will need to contact a librarian to assist the patron. There is a Consultation Room next to Karlene's office, but due to COVID distancing protocol, the room is not large enough for two people to use at the same time.
How to proceed:
Reminder that the Information Desk is a work in progress! We're still developing our best practices and your input will be invaluable for this during the fall semester!
YOU ARE EXPECTED TO
There are wipes at the Information Desk, the Reserves Desk, and near the public printer, along with other locations in the building. If they are running out or empty, please let Chris know.