Info for Faculty
E. S. Farley Library 570-408-4250 (T) 570-408-7823 (F) contact form
Faculty members may borrow library books (no limit), with a semester-long loan period. Books may then be renewed for another semester, if needed.
Materials to be placed on reserve must be submitted to the library 24 hours before any student assignments. There is no limit to the amount of material that can be placed on reserve.
Each department receives an allocation from the library's book and media fund for the fiscal year. To add a new book to the library, a Book Order form must be submitted to the Acquisitions department by March 1.
New journals require an ongoing commitment of funds. Please contact your liaison librarian to discuss new additions to the periodicals collection.
Media staff will deliver audiovisual equipment needed for classroom usage to sites on campus. At least a 24-hour notice is required. Videos and DVDs may be reserved one week in advance of the expected need by calling the circulation desk (Ext. 4250).
Below is the list of available equipment:
- 3 Mac Books
- 2 ViewSonic Projectors
- 2 DVD Players
- 2 VCR's
- 3 Televisions
- 2 Overhead Projectors
- 2 Slide Projectors
- 2 Projection Screens
- 1 Digital Video Camcorder (Uses Multimedia Card/Not supplied)
- 1 Digital Camera (Uses SD Memory Card/Not supplied)
- 2 Conference phone systems
- 1 External drive CD-RW/DVD-ROM
Each academic department has an individual librarian who acts as a liaison to that department. For the name of your departmental liaison, contact the chairperson of your department.
The Reference librarians provide library classes, workshops, and tours to instruct patrons using online and print indexes and materials, with an emphasis on active learning. The session, or series of sessions, can be tailored to cover specific subject areas, and should be scheduled one week in advance. The maximum group size for the BI Classroom is about 35 students. To request a library instruction session, either call Reference at x3214 or fill out the Library Instruction Request Form.
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