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Library Services Guide: For Faculty: Spring 2021 Planning

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Planning Ahead for Spring 2021

While the Library physical space is inaccessible through Spring of 2022, due to a confluence of construction and pandemic, we will continue to offer robust support of student and faculty learning and teaching, through the delivery of services and collections.

You are encouraged to consult with your Research and Instruction Librarian for direct and personalized support, including instruction sessions, research appointments, and collection consultation. 

The Library will provide electronic access to Course Reserves for the Spring semester. When available, ebooks will be purchased. For items available in print only, Library staff will scan the needed sections. To add items to your Course Reserves, please see Reserves.

The Library User Services department and the University Archives will be temporarily housed in M501/502 to support Interlibrary Loan, Course Reserves, and Archives reference and research services.  

Contact library@simmons.edu or archives@simmons.edu for more information. 

Existing Course Reserves

Beginning Monday, November 9, your Research and Instruction Librarian will contact you about your Spring 2021 Course Reserves.

They will:

  • confirm the materials you currently have on reserve for your classes
  • plan for the purchase of ebooks or digital alternatives where available
  • arrange for Library staff to scan content if necessary.

You will receive a separate email for each course. We ask that you respond to each of these emails by Monday, December 7 with your requests. This will help ensure the availability of materials for the start of the Spring semester.

New Course Reserves

You can submit requests to add new items to Course Reserves by using the Add an Item form.

We ask that you submit your requests by Monday, December 7. This will help ensure the availability of materials for the start of the Spring semester.

In the event that a print-only resource is requested, you will be contacted by your Research and Instruction Librarian to confirm the scope of the scanning request and work with you to identify possible alternatives.

Scanning of print materials requires great effort on the part of Library staff. We ask that you consider this when making requests.

Making Digital Copies

The Library asks you to be mindful of copyright practices when requesting digital copies.

  • Copy only as much as is required for the purposes of the course
  • Copying lengthier portions of a work may be permitted when access to a licensed, digital version is neither available nor reasonable
  • Include a copyright notice (The Library will do this on your behalf for any scans we produce.)
  • Limit access and redistribution of the copy to enrolled students on a password-protected platform, such as Moodle