Daily Update for Staff With Senate & Library Information

03.17.20
LMU continues to monitor the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) and is working diligently to safeguard the safety and well-being of our community. Please visit LMU’s Coronavirus Website for the latest information.
 
A Message from the LMU Staff Senate President
 
Dear Colleagues,
 
Thank you all for your strength, flexibility, grace, and incredibly hard work as the LMU community faces and adapts to challenging and swiftly-changing circumstances. Amid the upheaval of the last few weeks, LMU staff members have risen to the occasion with creativity, resilience, and support of one another. Now more than ever, I am grateful and humbled to be a member of the LMU community and to work alongside each one of you – even from a distance. It is my hope that we will draw inspiration and encouragement from our shared mission, which gives shape and meaning to everything we do.
 
As we envision new ways of working and being a community, the Staff Senate remains committed to serving you. We invite you to share questions, concerns, and suggestions with us any time at StaffSenate@lmu.edu. We will also resume our monthly meetings online in April, and as always, we welcome suggestions of agenda items for discussion and consideration.
 
In the meantime, may you and your loved ones be well in body, mind, and spirit.
Kat Brown
President, Staff Senate
Katherine.brown@lmu.edu
 
William H. Hannon Library Closure
The William H. Hannon will close beginning March 18. Librarians will be available to answer questions through their online chat service. Students and faculty can also request an appointment via Zoom with a librarian. Librarians can provide guided virtual tours on using the catalog, searching ebooks, using digital collections, or navigating databases. Faculty who need library assistance scanning and posting content from books or articles, please use the Course Reserves form. Students who need access to online materials should utilize the resources listed on our online resources page. For ongoing service updates during the closure, please go to LMU Library News.
 
Commencement Update
Recent guidance from the CDC about the spread of COVID-19 and large events has impacted our Commencement 2020 plans. While we have not made a decision about when and how we will celebrate Commencement, we are actively exploring options and anticipate sharing more information soon.
 
LMU Radio on Auto-Pilot
KLMU KXLU will move to automated programming from Wednesday, March 18 and to Wednesday, April 1 at 9 a.m. (subject to changes). Automated programming will consist of a variety of curated multi-genre playlists, KXLU LIVE compilations, and previously aired radio programs.
 
Updated Mass Information
All public Masses on campus have been cancelled until further notice in alignment with the Archdiocese of Los Angeles’ announcement that all Masses are suspended due to the current health threat of COVID-19. Updates will be posted at ministry.lmu.edu.
 
Campus Operations
Our campuses are operating with limited services.
  • LMU Westchester Main Campus: Operations are reduced to essential services.
  • LMU Playa Vista Campus: LMUPVC is closed except to faculty and staff with access. LMUPVC shuttles are temporarily closed. Services will resume when LMUPVC reopens at normal operations.
  • LMU Loyola Law School Campus: LLS is closed to all but essential staff.
Department of Public Safety Available 24/7
If you have visited a country affected by COVID-19, are currently being tested, or have tested positive for COVID-19, please contact the Department of Public Safety immediately at 310.338.2893. This is to ensure LMU can take the necessary precautions to limit any exposure or provide guidance for those returning from international travel to ensure adherence to travel advisories.
 
Questions
Please continue to check the Coronavirus Website and FAQs to answer any questions you may have. If you cannot answer your question there or if there is other information you would like to see in our advisories, please complete this form