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Fall 2020

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Library Access
Starting September 16th the Library will have a service desk located in Tower Lower Lobby. When the weather is nice you might find us hanging around outside near the lower lobby doors (across from Evans Way Park).

  • Hours: Monday-Thursday 11:00am to 3:00pm, Friday 11:00am to 1:00pm
  • As campus access will be highly regulated, unless you are already inside, we recommend you skip the DMC entrance and come directly to the Tower Lower Lobby doors
  • The physical Library will not be open to patrons
  • Books and DVDs that have been requested for check out will be brought down to the remote service desk for pickup. Please request material
  • Students, Staff, and Faculty may also request non-circulating items (artists’ books, special collections, print magazines, zines, etc.) to be brought down to the service desk for onsite use
  • Most reference and instruction will continue to be done online. See contact information and hours below

Contact
Library staff can be reached from Monday-Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm at library@massart.edu. Or contact a specific library staff member.

Research Guides
The Godine Library is enhancing research guides to include more links to online resources.
Among these are:

Reserves
We will not be providing access to physical Reserves during fall semester. We are trying to make all required readings and videos available online.

FACULTY:  Please  fill out the Reserves form to let us know what texts and videos you are assigning to students:

For questions about book reserves, please get in touch with Abi at asweeney@massart.edu.
For questions about DVD reserves get in touch with Chrissy at chartman@massart.edu.

Interlibrary Loan
We will offer interlibrary loan service to the best of our ability. With so many libraries closed or open on a very limited basis, books and articles that we are able to locate may take 3 to 4 weeks to arrive. Fill out a request or contact Damian at dlavoice@massart.edu.

Checked Out Library Materials
Checked out materials can be left at the Library book drop by the Tower Building entrance facing Evans Way Park. Overdue fines will not accrue until the Godine library is able to resume regular operations. If you get an automated notice saying you owe fines, contact Gabrielle at gabrielle.reed@massart.edu to remove the fines for you. Everyone is still responsible for lost items.

Our Neighbors
Unfortunately we don’t believe MassArt students, staff, and faculty will have access to the libraries or collections of our Fenway Library Organization (FLO) neighbors. Should this change we will let you know.


Technology

Google Collaboration Tools
MassArt uses Google’s G Suite for Education service to provide tools for email, document creation and sharing, and collaboration via videoconference and chat, and other services. Please refer to the Technology department’s Google G Suite for Education article for an overview of services, tools and applications, and links to user documentation and training resources for them. 

Adobe Creative Cloud
Adobe has announced its intention to provide free access to Adobe Creative Cloud applications for students impacted by COVID-19. Please refer to the Technology department’s Resources for Remote Instruction article for additional details.


Food Resources

  • View the MassArt wiki for food resources around the city
     
  • The Greater Boston Food Bank allows you to search by zip code
     
  • Additionally you may qualify for SNAP Benefits

    SNAP provides nutrition benefits to supplement the food budget of needy families so they can purchase healthy food and move towards self-sufficiency. SNAP operates in all fifty states and United States Territories. For more information local to you, you should access your town/city website for up to date information available to you. 


art supplies

Dick Blick is now offering curbside pick-up. Creating a wish list on dickblick.com allows you to choose which store you would like to pick up at after creating a profile. You may also email blickfenway@dickblick.com with a list of items. 


RESOURCES TO ADDRESS SOCIAL ISOLATION FOR THE LGBTQ+ COMMUNITY

Massachusetts Commission on LGBTQ Youth
This is the Commission's interactive map of local resources throughout Massachusetts. Contacting these organizations directly using the information found in our resource map is the best way to stay up-to-date on virtual offerings they have during this time.

Q Chat Space
Find and give support, have fun, connect around shared interests and get good information. Chat with like-minded peers in live chats designed for you & by you, facilitated by folks who care. Q Chat Space provides online discussion groups for LGBTQ+ teens ages 13 to 19. It is not a forum. It is live and chat-based; there is no video or audio. Everyone is chatting during the same pre-scheduled time.

It Gets Better
Connects young LGBTQ+ people with the global LGBTQ+ community by providing access to a vast collection of inspiring stories of hope and resilience. The It Gets Better Project builds community by creating a network of international partners that support LGBTQ+ youth in their home countries, engaging with young LGBTQ+ people both on and offline, and connecting them to local community service providers that can provide on-the-ground assistance.

The Trevor Project
24/7 suicide prevention & support line for LGBTQ & GNC youth. The Trevor Project Lifeline offers phone calls with trained counselors, while Trevortext connects by text with a specialist. If you need someone just to chat with Trevor Chat is free and confidential.  TrevorSpace is an online forum and social network for LGBTQ+ youth and their allies under 25. You can also call 866.488.7386. 

GLBT Near Me
Find the largest collection of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender resources on the web. Find the closest social and support resources, the closest community centers, the closest youth groups, and much more! All you have to do is type in your zip code, the distance you are willing to travel, and choose from 26 categories of information including bisexual, transgender, crisis, recovery, youth, etc.

LGBT National Help Center
 The LGBT National Help Center provides vital peer-support, community connections, and resource information to people with questions regarding sexual orientation or gender identity. Utilizing LGBT volunteers, they operate three national hotlines, LGBT National Hotline, LGBT National Youth Talkline, and LGBT National Senior Hotline. They also offer private volunteer one-to-one online chat, that helps both youth and adults with coming-out issues, safer-sex information, school bullying, family concerns, relationship problems and a lot more. They run weekly moderated chat rooms for LGBT youth and teens to find support and community.

Trans Life Line
The Trans Lifeline offers direct emotional and financial support to trans people in crisis - for the trans community, by the trans community. Additionally, they have a living library that contains multiple tables, holding info ranging from Federal down to specific county information per state about name changes & gender marker changes on IDs.


Anti-Racism Resources

MassArt pursues a just, compassionate, and equitable learning environment. Anti-Racism practice means to put yourself outside your comfort zones, check biases daily, self-reflect, and make adjustments. 

The Office of Justice, Equity, and Transformation has curated the following list of resources which covers BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) Self Care, Supporting Black Owned Businesses, Protesting, Alternative Actions (White People, Non-Black POC, LGBTQ+, Children), In the Workplace, Voting and Local Engagement, Policing, Philanthropy, and Additional Resources. 

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