RECAST | Media Equipment Circulation

From: Valera, Vito <>
Sent: Tuesday, April 7, 2020 1:13 PM
To: All Faculty <>
Cc: All Staff <>
Subject: Media Equipment Circulation

Hello Wonderful Colleagues,

We hope your first week went well! We miss seeing all of you dearly. 

Media Services has been working to assess our ability to provide resources for our campus community this spring. 

Under the guidance of the COVID-19 Planning and Response Team, their assessment of public health risks, and their recommendations to senior leadership at the College, and in consultation with Media Loan staff, we will continue to honor the “Stay Home Stay Safe” directive from Governor Inslee.

For your students:

The College has adopted guidelines for equipment circulation to students, and directed that only essential remote learning tools, like webcams and Chromebooks, circulate. When the “Stay Home, Stay Safe” order is lifted the COVID-19 Planning and Response Team will provide guidance on what might be possible. 

We understand that this has implications for your curriculum. We are available via email for consultations about how to think creatively about student learning goals, and to envision ways of helping students reach their broader goals in media without access to specific equipment they may have hoped for. Our team wants to put our health, the health of our students, and your health at the forefront of our decision. Let us know how we can help at

For you Faculty:

If you need access to equipment to record advanced videos, audio, or shoot photographs (which all smartphones do currently) to support essential teaching functions, please let us know directly by email at
A few of you have asked about distributing/delivering the equipment yourselves to your students. While we appreciate the gesture and the help, we won’t be able accommodate you and your students that way (for now).

When the Governor’s order changes and senior leadership gives us the green light, we will do all we can to provide safe opportunities to students and faculty to use our modified services during the remote learning and teaching period.

Thank you for your understanding and feel free to send any questions our way.



Vito Valera 

{ SHE/HER – THEY/THEM pronouns}

Associate Director of Media Services

Office: (360) 867-6339 –

LIB 1403 | The Evergreen State College

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