Guidelines in the use and access of the library spaces and technology Physical spaces
- Social distancing shall be observed inside the library. The Library personnel shall ensure and encourage library patrons to maintain a 1-meter distance when in close contact with other library users and personnel.
- Air conditioning shall be regulated. Windows and doors shall be opened from time to time to ensure proper air circulation.
- Regular schedule of cleaning of the library spaces and furniture shall be observed. Shared spaces and highly touch surfaces shall be sanitized more frequently.
- Bags are allowed inside the reading areas. Policy for food and drinks is retained.
- To make it easier to maintain social distance, the library shall limit the number of users inside the reading areas. If under General Community Quarantine (GCQ) and Modified General Community Quarantine (MGCQ), the library shall only accommodate a maximum of 50 persons at a time. If face-to-face classes are allowed, the library shall gradually increase the number of patrons to be accommodated per area in consideration of the IATF and CHED rules and guidelines.
- Signage and marking shall be placed to maintain physical distancing. Seats shall be arranged 1 meter apart. Below is the recommended seat plan:
- Long tables – 2 or maximum of 3 persons
- Couch – 1 person
- Learning nook – 5 persons
- Round tables – 1 person
- Individual carrels – 2 seats apart
- Proper use of the entrance and exit doors must be observed.
- Close and open areas
- When it is safe to return to work, the Technical Services section and the Medicine Section shall be opened while the Allied Health and Reference Section shall remain closed until July 31, 2020. The sections at the 4 th floor shall remain closed until face-to-face classes are allowed.
- Collaborative spaces such as the Learning Commons and the Learning Cubes located at the Ground floor shall be repurposed as learning studios where CIETI and faculty members could create learning materials and host live classes.
Learning Commons and Learning Cubes
The Learning Commons and Learning Cubes shall be converted as learning studios to create learning materials and learning objects and to host or conduct live classes, trainings, and learning sessions. In coordination with the Center for Innovative Education and Technology Integration (CIETI), the Learning Commons shall be set-up to match the needs of the faculty in creating learning materials, conducting trainings, and hosting meetings and consultations. The Learning Cubes shall also be equipped with computers and audio visual equipment to create materials, record lectures and presentations, and conduct live classes.