To reconnect as a community during the COVID-19 pandemic, SHU University Libraries seek your stories of what this time has been like for you. We hope that sharing these stories with one another will bring us back together in a new way, through sharing our personal experiences of this moment.
HOW TO PARTICIPATE:
Please record a 1-3 minute narrative about your experience, using any video or audio equipment available to you, and submit the file to our e-Repository (Under “Author Corner”: Submit Contribution in the left column. If you don’t have an account, you will need to create one). Please also submit an image that represents your narrative, which will appear next to your recording in the published archive.
Questions to guide your response:
- What is your day to day life like? What would you want people the future to know about what life is like for us now?
- What has been most challenging about this time? What do you miss about your life before COVID-19? Are there specific places or things on campus that you miss?
- Essential is a word we are hearing a lot right now. What does essential mean to you? Who is essential? What are we learning about what is essential?
- What is COVID-19 making possible that never existed before? What good do you see coming out of this moment? How can we re-frame this moment as an opportunity?
- What is it you want to remember about this time? What have you learned?
- After this pandemic ends, will things go back to the way they were? What kinds of changes would you like to see? How will you contribute to rebuilding the world? What will you do differently?
With thanks to the scholars and librarians who came together to create this project: Professors Angela Kariotis Kotsonis, Sharon Ince, Marta Deyrup, Lisa DeLuca, and Alan Delozier, Technical Services Archivist Sheridan Sayles and Assistant Deans Elizabeth Leonard and Sarah Ponichtera.