Our new normal

We are working in an unprecedented situation. As the world tries to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, we continue to provide necessary access to library resources to our university community. 

Working from home can be quite difficult! There are a number of distractions to ignore, you may not have the right 'office' workspace, and being separated from your colleagues can make things harder. Luckily there are tons of articles and videos online that can help you get set up for working from home successfully. Take a look at the following:

20 Tips for Working From Home - PC Magazine article

These three things will make working from home a breeze - CTV Your Morning video clip

Tips for staying healthy while working at home - Homewood Health

But there's more to working from home than just sticking to a schedule and creating a good workspace. The isolation involved in working from home, and especially with the further social distancing required right now, can be extremely tough. Here are some tips and resources to help you:

Tips to deal with isolation from Col. Chris Hadfield - Global News video clip and article

Managing your anxiety and stress during COVID-19 - Campus Wellness blog post

Mental Health and the COVID-19 Pandemic - CAMH (Centre for Addiction and Mental Health) website with lots of information

The Health, Safety, and Wellness Committee will be taking advantage of the technology available to us to help people stay connected. Microsoft Teams can be used for departments, but also allows us to create groups of people with similar interests. Watch for our next blog (coming later this week) on areas of interest teams and how to join. Stay safe and healthy!