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Faculty Newsletter: Library News

Quarterly quick tips and intros about the Library Department for faculty.

Fall 2021

In This Edition: 

  • Course Guides for E-Reserve
  • Did You Know? Faculty Requests for New Materials
  • October Webinar: Library Resources for Faculty
  • Catch the Replays: Summer Library In-service & Instructional Technology LibGuides Training 

Resource Highlight

Course Guides for E-Reserve and Copyright Compliance
For unlicensed course materials and library resources in for-profit education, the library offers a service called E-Reserve, which allows faculty to place copyrighted material on hold or "reserve" for students of a specific class to download, print, or read online.  For online access, PDFs and other files can be added to a password protected e-reserve course guide on the library website for students to access.  This added step removes the course instructor from the equation of providing copyrighted materials directly to students, particularly if those materials have not been licensed for class or Canvas distribution.  

Faculty can use the Course Guide Request Form on the library website to request one or multiple course guides throughout the year.  With the new LibGuides integrations in Canvas (see recording at the end of this newsletter) these course guides can be pulled directly into your Canvas courses for faster access.  

Did You Know? 

Faculty Requests for New Materials - Requests for Purchase
The library budgets to purchase new materials and resources for faculty and student use throughout the academic year.  Faculty are encouraged to contact their program librarian to discuss new books, ebooks and materials to support their courses.  A Request Form is available on the Faculty section of the library website.  

October Library Webinar – Coming Next Week! 

Library Resources for Faculty
Fall Quarter often sees big updates like our updated Library Search and changes in library online resources, in particular new resources.  Join Brooke Olson, our Nashville Instruction Librarian, for a webinar on Library Resources for Faculty on October 13th at 3:00pm EST.  Unable to attend live?  The recording will be provided to all registrants.  

Register in advance for this meeting. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Catch the Replays
Did you miss the library in-service in September?  

Recording: Faculty in-service "Library Reservations & Appointments"  
Access Passcode: qapG1Jq!

Did you miss the Instructional Technology training on integrating library guides and databases into your Canvas courses? 

Recording of the Instructional Technology LibGuides Training on 9/29/21
Review the Instructional Technology LibGuides Training PowerPoint 

Contact Us
About Us
Email: scref@south.edu 
Call: 865-251-1832
Text: 865-217-7631
Or drop a question in our Ask a Librarian chat online

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