Compassionate Computing

The Libraries at UF closed yesterday at 6pm. It is unclear when we will re-open. The full announcement is here:

We are working remotely, and this is a fast (and for some folks is a first) time to work fully remote.  In Library Technology, we’re discussing our work as compassionate computing: we are working under changed conditions and where we are working to support folks with changed needs. For everyone during this time, we need grace and compassion. Technology is helpful for connecting together and doing our work, but it is a deprecated experience, it will fail us, and we will all need time to adjust to home instead of office technology and working conditions. In this time, as it should be for all times, our emphasis must be on compassion, grace, and mutual aid.