Services for Faculty

Services for Faculty

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Reserve service

The Reserve is a service representing a special collection of materials placed by professors for specific courses. Print Reserve items are kept at the Circulation Desk and are considered to be for library use only (2 hours). Electronic reserve materials are included in the Library online catalog and may be searched by instructor's name, title and/or course number. They are visible only within the AUBG network.

Types of materials that may be placed on reserve

  • Circulating materials - part of the Library circulation collection – books, periodicals, CDs, etc.
  • Personal materials
  • Photocopied materials – photocopies of periodicals, articles, book chapters, exams, projects or homework assignments
  • Reference materials

Procedures for placing materials on reserve

  • Provide course reserve lists to Circulation/Reserve librarian at least 2 weeks before each semester with bibliographic information about each item.
  • Discuss the list with Circulation librarian.
  • Materials owned by the library can be drawn from the collection and placed on reserve.
  • All personal copies and photocopies have to be provided at least one week before the assigned readings at the Circulation/Reserve Desk.
  • There should be one photocopy for every 10 students. Supplying the photocopies is a responsibility of the Professor. Margins on the left should be at least two centimeters. Double sided copies are preferred.
  • During the semester, the faculty member can contact the circulation librarian at any time if he/she wants to add additional resources.
  • Panitza Library returns all copies of materials at the end of each semester. Any stolen or damaged material will not be replaced by the Library.

Items are  generally kept on course reserve only for the semester that the course is being  taught. At the end of each semester, faculty with items on Reserve will be sent  a letter notifying them of the request for removal of items. The Library does  not automatically keep items on reserve for the following semester. Faculty must  contact Circulation/Reserve Desk if they are teaching the same course and want  the same readings (articles, books, etc.) on  reserve.

Online reserves

  • Electronic copies of journal articles or book chapters should be sent either as an email attachment or link. PDF format is preferred for submission.
  • We recommend direct linking to the subscribed journal articles and e-books instead of digitizing print materials.
  • Library materials placed on Course Management System (Blackboard, etc.) are subject to the same copyright policies as the other electronic reserve items.
Library copyright policy on reserves

Library assumes that any copy submitted for reserve has been made in compliance with the copyright laws and the AUBG policies. All photocopies are considered to be the instructor's property.

Copyright permission is not necessary for e-reserve or photocopying if they are within the fair use guidelines.
Materials that can be photocopied:

  • Up to 10 % of a single book.
  • One article from a single issue of periodical title.
  • Exceptions: Multiple essays, stories, poems, etc. written by different authors but included in the same book, e.g. anthologies, textbooks. For anything outside these parameters and for copyright materials used in subsequent semesters, the Professor must request copyright permission from the publishers.
Reference service

Reference services for faculty provide timely and useful information in the most relevant format including:

  • Research assistance related to curriculum development and information resources support
  • In-depth research assistance Instruction of how to use the Library information resources
  • Library visits and tours
  • Creation of discipline-specific or course-specifics web guides (See LibGuides)

To learn more about the service and how to contact Reference librarians go to Ask a Librarian.

Information literacy

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Interlibrary loan

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