Students return to the UMKC campus and the libraries open our doors
Our Health Sciences Library was the first of our physical locations to reopen, responding to the needs of the UMKC medical community. When students returned to the main campus in August 2020 the library was ready to welcome them back with health and safety protocols in place.
Even as employees and users returned in person we knew that some of our changes would be lasting. We improved employee access to benefits like flexible work arrangements and laptops; provided new virtual services like video consultations, synchronous online teaching, and developed a process to provide quick-turnaround digitization of materials; and revamped out approach to our diversity, equity, and inclusion with a re-focused Equity Committee, an organizational Equity Plan, and a constellation of task forces and project groups to provide continuity for the momentum we gained in June.