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October 9, 2020

UW Libraries Response to New WA State Guidance for Libraries

UW Libraries

The UW Libraries Cabinet has reviewed our current plan for phased re-opening, and have decided to maintain our approach at this time. Based on the protocols outlined within University of Washington COVID-19 Safe Start Phases,  Libraries spaces will remain closed to the public during Phase 2. Per our current plan, limited study spaces will be…

October 7, 2020

UW Libraries Launches No Contact Pick-Up Service 

UW Libraries

UW Libraries is pleased to announce the launch of no-contact pick-up service– now available on all three campuses– Seattle, Bothell and Tacoma!  The health and safety of our UW community has been our number one priority in planning for this new service. Anyone with an active UW Libraries borrowers card or current UW student, staff…

June 3, 2020

Summer Tips: What to Know Before You Go

UW Libraries

Congratulations, you’ve made it through the year! Here are some answers to some frequently asked questions for graduating students, people who are not studying during summer quarter, or whose student status may be changing in summer quarter.  As UW Libraries physical buildings remain closed due to COVID-19, all of the information here has been updated…

March 15, 2020

A Message from the Dean: FAQ and Libraries Response To COVID-19

Lizabeth (Betsy) Wilson, vice provost for digital initiatives and dean of University Libraries

Betsy Wilson

This post was updated on 3/21/20 6:40PM . Along with many other public institutions, businesses and community members in our region, UW Libraries has been working continuously to respond to the COVID-19 outbreak in accordance with the University’s and Public Health – Seattle & King County guidelines. We recently announced additional changes to operations this…

March 15, 2019

Strategic progress, and some waiting

Jason Sokoloff

Where developing the Strategic Plan was something of an exercise in visioning of an ideal state, implementation has proven to be more of a reality check. Where I had assumed the transition between development and implementation would be a simple baton pass, I have instead come to better understand the oft-repeated business trope: “Culture eats…

October 12, 2018

How will we meet our strategic goals?

Jason Sokoloff

We have a Strategic Plan, so what next? Following their All-Staff Meeting panel session, Libraries Cabinet are working with their portfolios to identify activities that meet our articulated goals. This work is currently happening in a series of tiered discussions, where associate and assistant deans are convening with their directors and departments to answer the…