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Library Details Rapid Response to COVID-19’s Arrival in New Report

Administrative Services 09.03.2020

The Auraria Library is proud to launch a new initiative aimed at increasing transparency and highlighting the Library’s role in supporting our students’ academic journey on the Auraria Campus.

“We continually strive to be good stewards of our resources,” said Cinthya Ippoliti, director of the Auraria Library, “We have a strong sense of responsibility to let our users know how we support their goals and address the various tri-institutional priorities for the Auraria Campus.”

Global Issues Library (Database Trial)

Researcher Support Services 08.31.2020

Auraria Library has organized a trial to the database Global Issues Library

Global Issues Library provides access to primary sources, essays, documentaries, government documents, oral histories, case studies, photographs, video interviews, diaries, and more related to global issues. Topics covered include…

Auraria Library Safe Return: Phase II

Auraria Library 07.20.2020

Grab-to-Go will be available starting August 17th, Monday - Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will offer safe access to library materials through a process similar to curbside pickup services.  

Auraria Campus students, faculty, and staff can browse, reserve, and schedule a time for picking up their items online, then pick up their items at a Grab-to-Go station at the Lawrence St. entrance of the library. 

Following guidelines from the Colorado Department of…

Auraria Library Safe Return Plan

Auraria Library 07.20.2020

The Auraria Library is initiating a phased reopening plan to provide additional resources, while prioritizing the health and well-being of our library employees and users. Library leaders will continuously assess safety during each phase and will proceed to the next phase once certain conditions are met. Phases are subject to change based on Auraria Campus policies and the evolving impacts of COVID-19.

Phased Reopening Timeline 

5 Ways to Fight Racial Injustice and COVID-19 you Probably Haven’t Heard About

Researcher Support Services 07.20.2020

As our nation moves to recognizes and combat racial injustice while also recovering from COVID-19, you might be looking for ways to make a difference in both areas— and you can! Here are 5 ways to fight racial injustice and COVID-19 using geospatial resources available from our Auraria Library professionals and beyond.

What is Geospatial Data?

“Spatial can be special,” said Diane Fritz, the Auraria Library Geospatial Services Specialist recently featured in…

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