Suggest a Purchase
If there is a resource you need for your course or studies and the Library doesn't own it faculty can click the link above to suggest a purchase.
Request Course Reserves
Course Reserves function to help professors make certain items or texts available to students when they only need to read or use a section of a book. Due to their limited check-out time and Library Use only status, reserves allow more students the opportunity to access to a particular library item than normal checkout would allow (28 day initial checkout).
Information about Copyright
Click here to find out more about copyright, fair use, the TEACH Act and other copyright questions.
Request Library Class Tutorial
Library instruction includes instruction on both how to evaluate information resources and how to use library resources such as the library catalog or other bibliographic databases. It prepares individuals to make immediate and lifelong use of information effectively by teaching the concepts and logic of information access, and by fostering information independence and critical thinking. With all the information available to student's today library instruction is an invaluable tool for both students and faculty members.
How to: Use eBooks
How to Videos: ProQuest ABI/INFORM
How to Videos: EBSCOHost Databases
Biblical Studies Databases
Newspapers
Business Databases
Music Databases
Counseling & Psychology Databases
Language & Literature Databases
Social Work Databases
Education Databases
Social Sciences eResources

Faculty

Welcome to the Faculty page at the Masland Library!  Our goal is to support your course's needs as well as your research needs.  If you would like to schedule time with a librarian to review any of our resources we would be happy to to help.  For a research consultation please use this link.

Requesting Resources

Methods of Contact


**Please search the Library Catalog prior to submitting requests.  If the Main Campus Library holds the item, there is no need to request.**  

Information to Include with Request

  • Select Type of Material
  • Fill in Author, Title and any additional publication information you have available.
  • Enter professor’s name and, if applicable, course number
  • Contact Information is required
  • Click “Submit This Suggestion”
  • Multiple items? Send requests to Stephanie Kaceli (stephaniekaceli@cairn.edu).

Reserve Requests

Please send the above information to Stephanie Kaceli (stephaniekaceli@cairn.edu) and copy Laura Saloiye (lsaloiye@cairn.edu).  This will ensure that the book is purchased and that it will be added to reserve after cataloging.  In addition to the above information please include the number of students per class and the Course ID so that the books will be added to the correct class. 

Reserving the Computer Lab

As Librarians, we love having the students in the Library studying and learning to use the necessary resources for their chosen professions and their courses.  However as the Library is a public, academic space we do need to be considerate and use those spaces wisely.  To reserve Library spaces you need to contact the Library, not the Cairn's Event Management System. 

To reserve the Mezzanine Computer Lab (LRC 210), the Curriculum Lab, or the Group Student Rooms (LRC 111, 112, 113) please call the Library Front Desk or email library@cairn.edu.  We will then place your class on our calendar and provide signage for that room notifying students that it will be unavailable. 

 

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Information Literacy

Library instruction includes instruction on both how to evaluate information resources and how to use library resources such as the library catalog or other bibliographic databases. It prepares individuals to make immediate and lifelong use of information effectively by teaching the concepts and logic of information access, and by fostering information independence and critical thinking.  With all the information available to student's today library instruction is an invaluable tool for both students and faculty members.

Our goal at the Masland Library is to reach every student at Cairn University during their scholarly tract.  There are a variety of benefits for both the student and the faculty when students understand how to utilize the resources our library has to offer them.  For the students there is the oppertunity to spend less time struggling to locate resources so that they can spend their time more effectively, this creates a less stress and a better learning environment.  For faculty the benefits include papers with information that is more easily verifiable, has a broader spectrum of opinions and ideas, as well as allowing for better organized papers.  When we teach students to think critically, we essentially give them the power to shape their own educations.  

If you would like to schedule a library instruction session for your class or if you would like to request a person session for yourself please contact Laura Saloiye (lsaloiye@cairn.edu) or ext. 4371.

Reserves

Course Reserves function to help professors make certain items or texts available to students when they only need to read or use a section of a book. Due to their limited check-out time and Library Use only status, reserves allow more students the opportunity to access to a particular library item than normal checkout would allow (28 day initial checkout). Reserves can be Books, CD-ROMS, DVD’s, and electronic documents. 

For more information please see our How do I?...

  • Comprised of physical and electronic materials.
  • Professors have two options to post electronic documents for classes: e-Learning (preferred method) or electronic reserves.

Reserve process

  • Library updates each individual course file.
  • An email is sent to all Faculty and AA’s with the date Reserve requests are due by.
  • Individual professors and their AA’s are emailed their individual course Excel files.
  • Excel files should be updated and emailed back by due date. Additional materials can be added to these sheets.

New Course Reserves

NEW COURSES: Use forms located on Library Website
New Course Reserve Form

  • Electronic Course material- Use this form when you are submitting a request for electronic documents to be placed on electronic reserve.
  • Print Course materials- Use this form for all other physical material request forms.

** For each item please provide all information requested on the form.**

For further questions email Laura Saloiye (lsaloiye@cairn.edu).

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