Helpful contacts, links, schedules, and information for teaching remotely.
Library staff can help you make reserve materials available online.
The consensus among academic librarians and copyright experts is that we (faculty and libraries) are able to do large-scale digitization as a result of this pandemic. This lifting of prohibitions is tied to the “public purpose” provisions, with that purpose being digitizing to allow people to self-quarantine or to enable studies to happen while a public health emergency is ongoing.
To be clear:
- This does not include digitizing entire textbooks.
- Digital copies of materials with active copyrights should be destroyed after the emergency situation has ended.
If you need materials scanned, or want us to search for e-resources, please complete this form as soon as possible.
Most of the library’s subscription resources are restricted to users currently affiliated with Beloit college by publisher and vendor license agreements. This means that on-campus students, faculty, and staff are granted access to these resources via IP address verification.
Students and faculty must login into a proxy server called EZproxy in order to access library resources off campus.
College librarians are available to help students with their projects and assignments via phone, email, and video chat.
Students may be based in many different time zones, so the best way to set up a research appointment is through the librarians’ YouCanBookMe links. Librarians are able to accommodate appointments outside of our regular hours, when necessary.
Staff Available to Help
- Position: Student Success & Engagement Librarian
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phone: 608-363-2724
The following tools and resources are available to all faculty, staff, and students to use while on site or remotely, from personal and/or college owned equipment.
- Learning Management Systems
- Creative Applications
- Accessing Library Resources from Off-site
- Office and Productivity
- Communication and Collaboration
- File Storage & Sharing
- Math and Statistics
To access certain campus resources from off-site (such as the shared (M) drive, Jenzabar, Raiser’s Edge, etc.), you can connect to the college VPN.
When to use the VPN
Use of the college VPN should be limited only to the situations in which it is required. While public VPN services exist to help address privacy concerns while browsing the web, the college VPN is not designed for this purpose and should be used exclusively for accessing campus resources that are not available from off-site.
Importance of Disconnecting the VPN
It’s important to remember to disconnect the VPN when not using the above resources from off-campus.
While connected to the VPN, you may notice that network connectivity (including web browsing, file transfers, etc.) will be slower than normal, even while on a fast internet connection. The VPN client may also try to keep you connected to the VPN even after you have returned to campus or after you have restarted your computer or disconnected from the internet.
To prevent connection speed issues or other problems, be sure to disconnect from the VPN after using it.
The Writing Center will be offering sessions for you to work with a peer tutor via Google Hangouts Meet. Sessions are currently available only at our regular scheduled times (Sunday - Thursday 3-10 pm Central).
Tutors can help all student writers with every aspect of their work–getting started, handling sources, revising and editing a draft, etc.