Life During COVID-19: We Want to Hear from You!

student delivered butter by drone
UVU student Robyn Lockhart submitted this photo to the COVID-19
Collection. She was out of butter and a friend delivered some to her via
drone.

COVID-19 has required most of us to adapt to a “new normal” in our academic lives as well as our personal lives. Face-to-face classes have been moved online. Campus meetings, events, conferences and even graduation ceremonies have been cancelled or postponed. Significant events in our personal lives—such as trips, weddings, birthdays, and anniversaries—are being celebrated with technological innovation and creativity. Anxiety and uncertainty are even more prevalent than usual.

 

The Fulton Library’s Sutherland Archives & Digitization departments realize this is a momentous time in the lives of members of the UVU community, and we want to try to capture and preserve the ways in which people’s lives are being affected by COVID-19! We have created a digital collection as a way to help us do this, and to share it publicly.

 

The Utah Valley University’s Fulton Library COVID-19 Collection currently consists of images, documents, promotional materials, social media posts, and surveys that have been contributed by staff members, students, and other Fulton Library-community members to document the changes brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. But we would also like to hear from all of you in the broader UVU community of students, staff, faculty, and anyone else who would like to share experiences and/or photographs that document the effects of COVID-19!

 

Take a look at the Fulton Library COVID-19 Collection to see examples of what’s been submitted by others. Then to share your personal experiences, fill out a brief George Sutherland Archive’s COVID-19 Questionnaire and let us know how you are doing and how your life has been affected. You can attach photographs to the questionnaire that we will add to the digital collection.

 

We hope you are safe and healthy, and we thank you for your contributions! If you have any questions, please contact Catherine McIntyre, Digitization Librarian.