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Fall 2020 - Using Your Libraries During COVID-19

Stay safe and "Cowbell Well" in Fall 2020!

Ask A Librarian

We're here to help! Our research staff will be glad to answer your questions and those of your students. Contact us via live chat, email, phone, and more!

Provide electronic versions of library materials

Need help providing articles, chapters from books, supplementary readings and notes online? We can assist by scanning materials for you; you can make them available to your students via Course Reserves, Canvas, etc.

Record lectures or presentations

The MaxxSouth Digital Media Center provides the AV Studio to quickly and easily record audio or video presentations. The studio is set up so that you can walk in with a USB drive and, with just a few mouse clicks, record professional video or audio of a speech, lecture, or other presentation. It includes a TV screen that can display information while you're lecturing. Our staff are ready to assist you!

  • If you are using the AV Studio, please bring a USB drive.

To use the AV Studio, make an appointment at https://msstate.libcal.com/reserve/dmcstudio/av. When you arrive at Mitchell Memorial Library, stop at the Computer Commons Lab and call (662) 325-7676. A staff member will come and escort you to the Studio.

The MaxxSouth Digital Media Center also has whiteboards and digital camcorders for instructors who need to record demonstrations of formulas, equations, or other information.

Consult with a librarian

Our consultation service is a one-on-one session that can be held online. These can be structured to meet the needs of the user – exploring online resources to enhance your class, finding data to support your research, getting help with Webex or Canvas, creating slides or other resources for online teaching, inserting videos and other resources into online courses, and more. 

To get help with Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office, or other technologies, connect with a MaxxSouth Digital Media Center staff member via WebEx. To join the meeting, select "DMC Virtual Assistance" on the Libraries' calendar of events at https://msstate.libcal.com/calendar/events.

See and request course and subject specific guides

Our course and subject specific guides provide an introduction to both online and print resources as they relate to your field. We can also develop course specific guides designed to meet the unique needs of your course. Contact your subject specialist for more information or to request a guide.

Schedule online course instruction and workshops

Any MSU Libraries workshop can also be offered in an online format for your class or group. You can also request a customized workshop to be presented via WebEx.

Use primary source materials

Special Collections, Ulysses S. Grant Presidential Library, the Congressional and Political Research Center, and the Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana will continue to aid students working with our collections. Please contact us at sp_coll@library.msstate.edu.

Faculty: Please let us know if you require additional support for configuring new assignments. We are ready and willing to do our best to assist with developing a plan to get through the rest of the semester - please let us know how we can best support you and your students!

Get tailored library information

We maintain several information portals tailored to the needs of specific user groups. These include:

Other

If you need assistance with your course and the service is not listed above, please contact the Library Deans' Council at ldc@lists.msstate.edu.