Happy National Library Week! We are working hard to help you find the library at your place.

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Greetings from the Lane Library Staff in our work-from-home spaces!

This year, the original theme of National Library Week was adapted from “Find your place at the library” to “Find the library at your place” with the changes brought on by the global pandemic. This message is true for Lane – our physical building is closed, but our staff are working hard to support the Stanford Medicine community.

Since our building closure on March 17, here are some highlights of how our services have continued:

  • We answered over 240 questions via AskUsLive Chat, and phone.
  • We delivered 440 articles to the School of Medicine community through our Document Delivery service and shared 556 articles requested by other libraries to provide access to their research communities.
  • Our librarians consulted on 33 literature searches via our literature search service and liaison program.
  • We hosted 5 research-related classes via Zoom, with 83 attendees.
  • We provided troubleshooting assistance for over 65 users having difficulty accessing our digital resources.  If you are having difficulty accessing one of our resources, please email EJProblem@lists.stanford.edu.
  • Our Medical History Center assisted researchers from Continuing Medical Education at Stanford, East Tennessee State University, University of Texas at El Paso, Northwest Missouri State University, California State University at Fresno, as well as independent researchers from the US (Texas), Turkey, and Egypt.

How have you found Lane Library at your place? Help us celebrate National Library Week by sharing how you are using our library resources and services? Leave your comments below!

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