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    Faculty Services

    Library Instruction

    Faculty and staff may request library instruction for their classes using this form. Library instruction may cover anything from library orientation to specific research assignments and can include how to develop a search strategy, using the library catalog and research databases, distinguishing between popular and scholarly resources, evaluating web resources, citations, MLA/APA formatting, how to avoid plagiarism and more.

    Library Orientation

    The library offers orientation to both new and current faculty members at the beginning of each semester by demonstrating our wide range of resources and services. In addition to our regular collection of books, ebooks, audiovisual materials and online databases, we provide library consultation about resources to support teaching and learning, development of assignments that support information literacy, and the use of technology to enhance the discovery of knowledge. Please feel free to contact Mary Beth Roche with any questions:

    Academic Reserve

    Instructors can place items on reserve at the library in order to provide students with supplemental materials for coursework. Placement of materials on reserve ensures access to frequently used materials that include journal articles, book chapters, syllabi, class notes and items from personal collections. To place an item on reserve, please fill out this form and email it to For more information on academic reserves, please read our policy.

    Materials Request

    Need a resource for your class? If we don’t have a certain book, DVD, or journal in our collection, we may be able to purchase it for you. Please call (570) 961-7831 or email with your requests.