Academics

Faculty Help/FAQ

What services does the library offer faculty? 

  • Placing materials “on reserve” for student use
  • Class instruction sessions -- subject or assignment specific library research
  • Class instruction sessions -- citing sources
  • Class instruction sessions  -- finding and using high quality free Web resources
  • Library resource presentations at department meetings
  • One-on-one instruction about new library resources
  • New faculty library orientations
  • Locating and acquiring articles and other materials for faculty research needs
  • Collaborative teaching
  • Collaborative collection development to support teaching and learning
  • A  small “pleasure reading” collection of current fiction and non-fiction 

How do I place items on reserve for my students? 

Faculty may request that Library materials be held in the Reserve Collection for use by their students. Faculty members personal books, articles, texts, sample examinations may also be used added to the Reserve Collection for student use. Please use the Reserve Request Form to specify conditions of use and length of circulation for each item. Forms may be delivered to the Circulation Desk or attached to an email to Shamekia.Bell@newberry.edu. Please add RESERVES to the subject field when emailing.

I would like to have a librarian come to my class.  What types of instruction sessions do you offer?   How do I schedule one or more sessions?

The library offers:

  • Class instruction sessions -- subject or assignment specific library research
  • Class instruction sessions -- citing sources
  • Class instruction sessions  -- finding and using high quality free Web resources

To schedule one or more sessions, please contact Amy Duernberger at 803-321-3341 or you may email her at amy.duernberger@newberry.edu  She will be happy to discuss details and options with you.  Please give the library at least a week advance notice and have several date options available so that we can better meet your needs. 


I need certain materials for my research that are not available at the library. Can you get them for me?  What do I need to do?

Yes, the library staff will be happy to get them for you through inter-library loan or direct order.  Just send the full citation/s for the materials you need (books, journal articles, etc.) to Shamekia.Bell@newberry.edu  You will receive a confirmation email that your materials have been ordered and you will be notified when they have arrived. 

How do I access the databases and other electronic resources from off campus?

You will need a username and password for off campus access.  This information is posted in Wolf Den under Messages.  You can also contact the library at (803) 321-5229 or at wessels.library@newberry.edu to obtain the current username and password.   

How do I find a book?

To find a book,journal, DVD, or other library material, click on the Find Books link located to the right of the library's homepage. This will take you directly to the online catalog. You can search the catalog by subject, title, author, or keyword. For each item, the catalog provides the call number and the location within Wessels Library. If you need help locating books on the shelf, don't hesitate to ask at the library's front desk. 


To find resources from other academic libraries throughout the state, use the Find Books – PASCAL link.Follow the simple instructions and your materials will be delivered to the library within 2 to 3 business days. You will receive an email when they arrive and you can pick them up at the circulation desk. It's that easy.


Does the library also have ebooks that I can access 24/7?

Yes – Wessels Library has a subscription to ebrary, a comprehensive collection of over 100,000 current titles in all major academic disciplines.  In addition, the Library has an extensive ebook collection provided as a part of the EBSCOhost Research Databases.  If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Amy Duernberger at Amy.Duernberger@newberry.edu


 

 What are the general subject categories for your cataloging system?

 The Wessels Library uses the Library of Congress (LOC) Classification System. Here is how the system breaks down the call numbers by subject.   If you have questions, ask for help at the front desk. 

  • A -- GENERAL WORKS
  • B -- PHILOSOPHY. PSYCHOLOGY. RELIGION
  • C -- AUXILIARY SCIENCES OF HISTORY
  • D -- HISTORY (GENERAL) AND WORLD HISTORY
  • E -- HISTORY: AMERICA
  • F -- HISTORY: AMERICA
  • G -- GEOGRAPHY. ANTHROPOLOGY. RECREATION
  • H -- SOCIAL SCIENCES
  • J -- POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • K -- LAW
  • L -- EDUCATION
  • M -- MUSIC AND BOOKS ON MUSIC
  • N -- FINE ARTS
  • P -- LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE
  • Q -- SCIENCE
  • R -- MEDICINE
  • S -- AGRICULTURE
  • T -- TECHNOLOGY
  • U -- MILITARY SCIENCE
  • V -- NAVAL SCIENCE
  • Z -- BIBLIOGRAPHY. LIBRARY SCIENCE. INFORMATION RESOURCES (GENERAL)

What kinds of books does the library have and how do I find them in the library?

The library has circulating books, reference books, a children’s collection, music CDs and DVDs as well as magazines and journals. 


What if I am not sure what I need or how to find it?

Just Ask Us! Each one of us has needed to ask for help in a library before. We really hope you’ll feel comfortable at the Wessels Library, and we are here to provide answers to your questions. 

Faculty Help/FAQ