The Library provides resources and services to support and collaborate with faculty in instruction, research, creative activities, publication, grant application, and resource development.
Information Literacy Instruction / Library Faculty Liaisons
Liaison librariansfunction as the primary connection between academic departments and the University Library. They promote informational, digital, and media literacy across campus, and play a key role in supporting and assessing student learning and success through instruction to a variety of classes.
Our liaison team works with the teaching faculty to develop course-integrated instruction sessions based on the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education defined by the Association of College and Research Libraries. Use this online form to request a Library Information Literacy Session for your class
Liaisons also provide individual research consultations for students in person, via phone, email, and online chat. They advise students on defining research topics, locating resources, creating bibliographies, managing citations, and more. Each Library Faculty Liaison also creates a subject and/or course-specific online research guides for student use.
Faculty Professional Development Support
The Library supports faculty professional development and RTP review with databases such as Web of Science, Cabells Whitelist/Blacklist, and InCites, including Journal Citation Reports (JCR) and the Local Journal Utilization Report (LJUR).
We also support faculty community engagement and service-learning via databases like SimplyAnalytics, DataPlanet, Statista, and a variety of other online, print, and primary resources. The Library can also assist with locating hard-to-find resources, identifying potential publication venues, and disseminating faculty scholarly and creative work via our institutional repository.
Copyright and Fair Use
We support faculty in author rights, copyright, and fair use related topics and questions. For more information, visit the copyright and Fair Use page.
Open Educational Resources (OER)
The Library supports the utilization of Open Educational Resources (OER), and helps faculty choose and provide quality educational content that is more affordable for students. Our Program for Affordable Learning Materials (PALM) of the CSU system-wide Affordable Learning Solutions (ALS) initiative supports and honors faculty who are committed to affordable learning, and the Library has also established an Open Access Author Fund for tenured and tenure-track faculty and lecturers who make their articles available via open access.
Course Reserves are created upon instructor request to support a particular course. Print or physical media materials are made available at the library service desk (Library North, 1st Floor) and some items can be placed on Electronic Reserve. For more information, visit the Course Reserves page.
Interlibrary Loan (ILL)/CSU+
Materials not owned by our Library are usually available from other libraries via Interlibrary Loan or CSU+ Service.
Requests for purchase of new monographs and periodical titles should be processed through your college/department library liaison librarian.