Faculty Handbook

Library


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MyLibrarian Program: This program connects you to a subject librarian based on your college. This librarian can help you request items for the library to purchase, find resources for your research, and find innovative ways to help you and your students connect to the library. 

Library Instruction: Librarians can come to your classroom and help your students find information. The session is tailored to the needs of the faculty and students but typically includes teaching students how to improve their research skills and allowing them time to practice these skills to help complete a class assignment. 

Purchase Requests: When it comes to non-subscription items, the library will buy any item you request. You can email your librarian with links, use the library’s online request form, mail a publication catalog to your librarian with items highlighted, or any other way that is convenient for you. 

Course Reserves: Faculty can put supplemental materials into course reserves for students to access easily. Items can be personal copies or library owned, and they are checked out for either two hours of four days, whichever faculty select. 

Research: The library has many materials in print and online to help you and your students do research. Physical materials are typically available to faculty until the end of spring semester regardless of when you check it out, and then you can always renew it. When you need something we do not own, you can use Interlibrary Loan (ILL) to request articles and books. ILL typically takes 2-3 days for articles and 7-10 days for physical items to be mailed. 

Additional Services: Students can reserve study rooms and use technology for group work and to practice presentations.  Students can also schedule appointments for free help with finding resources, developing a presentation, creating a research poster, and getting documents notarized.  The library also offers free, individual peer tutoring to any student for help with courses, study skills, test prep, writing papers, and resumes.  There are also special group tutoring sessions for select classes to prepare for tests and exams.  Coming soon is a testing center!  Appointments and reservations for all of these services are made online.

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