Services for Faculty/Staff

The library offers resources and services for faculty. We look forward to partnering with you to help our students succeed in their research assignments. Please use the links below or contact the library with any questions.

Library Instruction

Library instruction gives students the tools they need to get started on an assignment, develop their research skills, and feel more comfortable with the research process. If you are assigning your students a project involving research, librarians are available to visit your class and provide customized instruction on a variety of topics including:

  • Getting started, where to look for information
  • Recommended sources by subject
  • Finding articles and navigating library databases
  • Finding materials in the physical library, using the library catalog
  • Evaluating sources
  • Bibliographies and citations

If you would like to schedule a library instruction session, contact Missy Motl at least one week prior to your preferred session date.


You may put items on reserve in the library for your students to use. This can include copies of old exams, articles, books, videos - or things a little more unusual.  Typically, items on reserve are used in the library or checked out for a short period of time, from 2 hours to 3 days.  In addition to assistance preparing reserves, library staff are available to answer copyright and fair use questions. 

Faculty and Staff Research

While our collection supports freshman/sophomore level research, we provide support for faculty research through interlibrary loan.  As part of the UW Colleges and UW System, you have access to a wide range of comprehensive databases (Lexis-Nexis, MLA, and Web of Science, to name a few). Many of these databases offer full-text articles and can support advanced research. The complete list of databases, arranged alphabetically, is available here.

We are also interested in collecting your research!  The Library is starting a new collection of faculty and staff publications to proudly display our intellectual contributions.  Please consider donating a copy of your book or sending a link or PDF of your recent articles (with tacit permission to print and display these articles) to  Thank you! 

Request for Purchase

We value your input!  It is important for our students to have a library collection that accurately reflects what is happening in the classroom as well as looking forward to trends and future research.  Contact Missy Motl with requests for items you would like added to the library collection.