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SRWC to see first employees return in July pilot

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Jun 22 2020

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Stanford University Libraries will be returning to Academy Hall the week of July 6 to support research resumption efforts. In this pilot phase, preparations are underway to ensure signage is installed and social distancing guidelines are met for a rotation of employees in Conservation Services, Special Collections and Digitization Services’ Media Preservation Lab.

Conservation Services will be repairing and enclosing library collections needed for research and instruction in the fall as well as library materials that need conservation attention before or after digitization. Special Collections is making new acquisitions available for research on the main campus, including rare books, manuscript materials and processing larger archival collections. Digitization Services’ Media Preservation Lab digitizes sound recordings and moving images in library and archival collections for use in research, instruction and exhibitions.

Only these authorized staff who are directly supporting research resumption and essential on-site reporting roles should be on campus at this time. Stanford is in Stage 2 of the re-start process. All work that can be done from home should continue to be done remotely. 

To help employees maintain their six-feet distance, the ‘Stay Safe’ signage program will be piloted in Academy Hall. The program provides various forms of visual communication cues to ensure social distancing and public health orders are practiced in all common areas, including the water points, elevators and restrooms.

As part of the phased return, parking permit requirements and enforcement at SRWC will resume on July 1. 

The decision to resume normal parking operations was made to support the gradual and phased return of members of the Stanford community to its campuses. Parking fees are key to effectively managing parking demand and availability. The reinstatement of parking fees will help the university  adequately administer the parking supply as people return to campus in greater numbers.

Stanford Transportation has published revised steps on what you need to do now to park on campus.

Please note that Cardinal Café, Pine Cone Children’s Center and the Recreation and Wellness Center are still closed. Updates on amenities and other pertinent information will be posted to the SRWC COVID-19 resources page.