Services for Faculty/Staff

Customized Library Instruction

Library instruction gives students the tools they need to get started on an assignment, develop their research skills, and feel more comfortable with the research process. If you are assigning your students a project involving research, librarians are available to visit your class and provide customized instruction on a variety of topics including:

  • Getting started, where to look for information
  • Recommended sources by subject
  • Finding articles and navigating library databases
  • Finding materials in the physical library, using the library catalog
  • Evaluating sources
  • Bibliographies and citations

If you would like to schedule a library instruction session, contact Cecelia Hutteat least one week prior to your preferred session date.

Textbook Orders

To order textbooks for your classes, please fill out a Textbook Order Form and submit to your department head for approval.

New textbooks require a great deal of processing before they are ready for student use. In order to assure your textbooks are ready in time, orders should be submitted to your department head by:

  • Memorial Day (for fall semester orders)
  • Halloween (for spring semester orders)

For questions concerning textbook orders, please contact Linda Snider

For questions concerning textbook funding, please contact your department head and/or Catherine Currier

Library Course Pages

Library course pages are automatically created for each class every semester and may be customized to meet the needs of your individual classes. They are most often accessed through D2L. These can include links to recommended library databases and websites, as well as your preferred citation style and library contact information. To make changes to your library course pages, contact a librarian.

Reserves

You may put items on reserve in the library for your students to use. This can include copies of old exams, articles, books, videos or anything else. Typically, items on reserve are used in the library or checked out for a short period of time. Contact a member of library staff to place an item on reserve.

Faculty/Staff Research

The UW Colleges Libraries collection (including print materials and electronic resources) is available to all faculty and staff. While our collection primarily supports the UW Colleges curriculum and the research needs of freshmen and sophomore students, the library also supports faculty and staff research through interlibrary loan. If you are looking for materials for your research, or need assistance ordering a known title or article through ILLiad, please contact a librarian.