Faculty Services

 

Borrowing Library Materials

A current AST ID card is required to borrow library materials. The loan period for faculty is one academic term. Due dates by term:
• January 30
• May 30
• September 30 

Borrowing From Other Libraries

Faculty can borrow materials from other Novanet libraries with a current AST ID card. Please see the list of participating Novanet libraries.

Access to e-resources at other Novanet libraries is restricted to faculty and students at their respective institutions. You will need to visit the library in person to access them.

Materials can be loaned from Novanet Libraries and outside libraries for no fee through Interlibrary Loans. This applies to both book and article requests. 

Course Reserves

Faculty are asked to place requests to have required readings put on two hour reserve status behind the circulation desk for course use.

AST or Novanet owned books may be requested by contacting Kathy Stay. Provide the following in your request:

  • Book
    • Title and call number (i.e. The Study of Liturgy, BV 176 S76 1992)
    • If requesting an item from a Novanet library, include library name
  • Course
    • Course name
    • Course number
    • Name of the instructor

Photocopies can be dropped off at the circulation desk or put in the library mailbox. 

Library Instruction

You can arrange library instruction sessions for your courses, to highlight library resources and instruct students on how to use resources that will help them complete their assignments. The library offers in-class sessions on a variety topics, including:

  • How to create a search strategy
  • Searching Novanet
  • Searching the research databases
  • Citing in Chicago Style
  • Critical and Analytical thinking

If you have another topic in mind, we can develop an instruction session around a specific assignment or course topic.

Please contact Robert Martel to book an instruction session.

Sessions are typically 45 minutes to an hour in length and can cover one or more of the topics mentioned above. A minimum of one week advance notice is required for in-class instruction. 

Recommending Library Materials

Faculty are encouraged to recommend materials they would like the library to acquire to support their courses and research. Please contact Alison Holmes, to submit a recommendation. 

Using The Pine Hill Room and its Collections

The library’s rare book room is open to faculty, for research or class demonstrations and tours. Food and drink are not permitted inside the rare book room. Please contact Robert Martel to schedule an appointment. 

Off-Campus Access to E-resources

When accessing library resources from off-campus you will be required to enter your OpenAthens username and password. Please contact Robert Martel if you experience difficulties logging in.

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