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For Faculty: Services for Faculty

Course Based Instruction

Have a librarian come to your class to teach students how to effectively search for and use information. To schedule a library instruction session contact your library liaison. Instruction sessions can include, but are not limited to:

  • How to use the library catalog to locate books
  • How to use the library databases 
  • Crafting an effective search strategy
  • How to focus a topic
  • Writing proper citations
  • Evaluating information

Teaching online?  Not a problem!  Librarians have provided instruction through Moodle and can also utilize available video conferencing technology to provide instruction to online classes.

Librarians are always eager to work with faculty to help students understand the depth and breadth of the resources available to them. Please get in touch with your liaison to discuss the instruction possibilities. 

Proxy Borrowing

Faculty may allow their student assistants to retrieve materials for them from the JKM Library. In order to set up a proxy borrower account for a student assistant, a faculty member should contact the Access Services Librarian, noting the name of the student assistant and indicating that permission is granted for that student to check out materials on his or her behalf. Please note that by requesting a proxy borrower account, you agree to the following:

  • Materials checked out by your student assistant as a proxy borrower will be listed in your account. You are responsible for the timely return of those materials as well as any fines or fees incurred.

  • The proxy borrower agreement is good for a single semester. If you would like to extend the proxy borrower account, a message should be sent to the Access Services Librarian.

Course Reserves

Course reserves are materials (such as books, articles, films, etc.) which have been given a limited loan period at the request of a faculty member, usually for a class. These materials can be either selections from JKM Library's collection or a faculty member's personal copy.  Follow this link for complete information on course reserves.

Recommending Items

Faculty may recommend that books and other materials be added to the Library's collection. Simply send your recommendations to your liaison librarian, or fill out a recommendation form.