Resources for Faculty & Staff

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Staying connected

Stay connected to your fellow NEC employees, your students, and the wider community – find resources here that can help you. This page remains in development, and will continue to be refined in the days ahead. Suggestions? Please let us know.

Teaching Resources for Faculty

NEC Information Technology Services can help you get started with online teaching tools. Further resources can be found below.

Guide to Moving Courses Online

Tips to help you determine the best approach for teaching your course virtually.

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Guide to Teaching in Microsoft Teams

A walkthrough of how to use the Microsoft Teams software to teach your class successfully.

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Library Services

Winter Hours

  • Wednesday, December 23 - Monday, January 18th (in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day): Closed to users

  • Tuesday, January 19th: Reopens for users with full semester hours: Mondays - Fridays, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.**

** Note: Friday hours are back!!

When the library is open to users, please make an appointment to use the library. For more information regarding our COVID policies, please see our COVID-19 Updates page.

Digital Resources and Reference Materials

We foresee no interruption in our databases and online products, which will remain available for registered borrowers. If you have difficulty accessing these products, please email

In addition, some publishers and cultural venues have kindly permitted free access to a variety of resources during this work-from-home period. Included in these are eBooks, online journals, scores, information resources, teaching aids, streaming videos, and virtual tours. Find more information here about the library's music resources for remote access, teaching, and entertainment.

The library also maintains a page of research resources, which can be particularly valuable to faculty members. These include:

Additional Questions

If you have any further questions regarding borrowing or research, please feel free to email us at or contact us using the library staff directory. You may also refer to our website for library updates and information, as well as our FacebookInstagram, and Twitter accounts.



Healthy Working From Home

The COVID-19 pandemic has temporarily changed many of the ways we teach, learn and work. Technology has kept us connected, but has also contributed to more screen time. Some of us may experience feelings of isolation as we strive to define a new, temporary "normal" and achieve work-life balance in the space we call home. It has never been more important to practice strategies that care for the mind and the body. We have complied a few articles to help you to create healthy work space and maximize work efficiency, reduce eye strain associated with screen use and ways to find balance and stay connected


Online Symptoms Checker

The Buoy Health symptoms checker, which was developed in collaboration with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, serves as a helpful resource for anyone feeling ill. Of course, if you are experiencing concerning symptoms of illness, be sure to consult your healthcare provider or the Health and Counseling Center. In an emergency, call 911.


Additional Employee Resources

Employee Assistance Program

EmployeeConnect offers an array of confidential services to help staff and faculty and their loved ones meet the challenges that life, work, and relationships can bring. Feel free to email Nick Macke, Director of Human Resources, with any questions at

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