Services for Faculty

Bibliographic Instruction

Course-related research instruction is offered by librarians at the request of faculty members for courses at all levels. While the development of library skills is an integral part of the curriculum of the First Year Program, introducing students to research as well as to critical and evaluative skills and the continued development and honing of these skills is a four-year process. Course-related instruction is one way to accomplish this.

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Collection Development and Acquisitions Ordering Information

Book and video orders are accepted from all St. Lawrence faculty and staff. Students and other North Country residents may also recommend books, videos, and other items for purchase by the Library.

Orders may be placed by e-mail, by phone, through the SLU Libraries' web site, through campus mail, or in person. We accept printed or handwritten orders, e-mail messages, Word documents, marked-up publishers' catalogs, Choice cards, YBP slips, phone calls, etc.

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Course Readings and Resources

Want to quickly create a webpage that highlights course-specific scholarly resources for your students? A Course-Specific Library Page allows you to provide:  Links to reserve readings, citation guides, links to research tools such as journal databases, web sites, reference titles, library tutorials and contact information for students to get assistance.  To request that an item be placed on reserve, please review the Reserve Readings page.

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Digital Collections & Digital Initiatives

A number of the library's Special Collections holdings have been fully or partially digitized, providing much wider and more convenient access to these materials. Our digital collections offerings are continuing to expand, and currently include the Back to the Land Research Collection, the Sunderland Civil War Correspondence, the Dwight P. Church Photograph Collection, Selected Letters of Frederic Remington, Rockwell Kent Collection, historic photos of St. Lawrence University Buildings and Grounds, the SLU Gridiron Yearbook and the University's student newspaper the Hill News.

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An ODY Faculty Carrel

Faculty Carrels

Faculty carrels are available in two locations: ODY Library has 9 double occupancy and 17 single spaces; and Launders Science Library in Madill Hall has 3 double occupancy spaces.

The office of the Director of Libraries assigns spaces to applicants engaged in scholarly activity three times a year: Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters.

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SLU GIS

GIS Program

The GIS Program at St. Lawrence University is one of many services offered by the University Libraries. Located on the top floor of the Launders Science Library, we provide instructional, technical and research support to the St. Lawrence University community in the use of geospatial software and technology.  We offer instruction and support relating to Geographic Information Systems, Remote Sensing and Global Positioning Systems.

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Green Bikes

Green Bikes Program (Seasonal)

The program is an initiative to make bikes available to the campus community in the hope that people will choose to use the bikes as transportation in place of a car for campus and local ventures. Green Bikes are available to SLU Students, staff, and Faculty only, and circulate for 4 hours. Bikes are available during the academic year. Renewals are not permitted.

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Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is a service that links libraries together to create an Internet of their collections. By sharing the materials in their collections Interlibrary Loan allows library patrons to access materials beyond the scope of any one collection. By utilizing networked information technology, ILL has a global breadth.

St. Lawrence University faculty, students, and staff are eligible to use Interlibrary Loan services. Residents of St. Lawrence County who have a valid St. Lawrence University Libraries borrower’s card may also use ILL.

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Off-Campus Access Links

Off-Campus Access

Option 1: Use the SLU VPN client with your SLU network ID and password and get access to all of the library's electronic databases, electronic journals and RefWorks.

Option 2:  SLU Windows Desktop allows users to connect to a virtual Windows desktop from any computer or tablet with a Web browser and Internet connection. It’s available to all faculty, staff and students. 

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Research Help

Our research consultation program connects you with a librarian on the reference staff who can give you more extensive one-on-one help with a research paper or project. This help involves assisting you in assessing an assignment, devising a research strategy, and reviewing indexes and databases appropriate to the assignment.

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Reserve a Room

If you have questions about room reservations, please contact: Theresa O'Reilly, Library Secretary at x5454 or email: toreilly@stlawu.edu. Please contact (229-5400 or mburchard@stlawu.edu) for more information about 211 and the Street Map Room. Contact Carol Cady regarding the Spatial Analysis Laboratory.

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Reserve Readings at SLU Libraries

Submitting materials for reserves:  Faculty members wishing to place materials on reserve should bring or send a completed Reserves Request Slip with the materials to Lori Locke at ODY Library or to Melissa Burchard at Launders Science Library.

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