Library Services & Resources for Faculty

D. Leonard Corgan Library • King’s College

www.kings.edu/academics/library

 (570) 208-5840

 SERVICES

  • Instruction
  • Embedded Librarianship
  • Research Consultations
  • Assignment Design Consultations

RESOURCES

  • Interlibrary Loan
  • Course Reserves
  • Research Guides
  • Book Order Requests

  SERVICES

INSTRUCTION

For most students academic research is unfamiliar and often overwhelming.  Interactive library sessions offer guidance and hands-on experience to students as they move through the various stages of their research. Schedule one or multiple sessions for a class.

Instruction is tailored to the specific needs of a class and to their research assignment. Instruction topics may include but are not limited to:

  • General search strategies
  • Database and catalog searching
  • Internet searching and online resources
  • Stages of the research process (e.g., narrowing a topic, integrating sources into a paper)
  • Source evaluation (including but not limited to websites)
  • Citation and plagiarism

To schedule an instruction session fill out the online form at http://departments.kings.edu/library/library_instruction.asp, or contact us by email at askalibrarian@kings.edu, or by phone at 570-208-5900 Ext. 5641.

EMBEDDED LIBRARIANSHIP

An embedded librarian works with a class throughout the semester and during various stages of the research process.  The librarian’s specific role and activities are determined by both the professor and the librarian. Activities may include, but are not limited to: selecting and narrowing a topic, locating relevant sources, evaluating sources in terms of relevance and credibility, integrating sources into a paper, distinguishing a sources thesis from one’s own thesis, and citing sources.

RESEARCH CONSULTATIONS

Researching on a new or esoteric topic, or learning about a new database? King’s librarians are happy to assist you in identifying useful resources and approaches to finding the information you need.

ASSIGNMENT DESIGN CONSULTATIONS

Designing research assignments that at once provide students with clear guidelines and challenge them to apply critical thinking is not a simple task. King’s librarians can discuss your research assignments with you and explore how the assignment design can foster optimal learning.

RESOURCES

INTERLIBRARY LOAN

For books or articles not available at King’s Library, please fill out an interlibrary form online at http://www.kings.edu/academics/library/InterLibrary or at the Circulation Desk.

COURSE RESERVES

The Circulation Desk will place selected library materials and readings on Reserve for your courses and students. Students can view the materials in the Library by checking them out for a short time period.

RESEARCH GUIDES

Research guides provide students with guidance and resources for academic research.  To view our guides click on “Research Guides” from the Library homepage.

Our general guide “Essentials of Writing & Research” is relevant to most research projects (http://kings.libguides.com/essentials). If you would like a guide created for a particular course, discipline, or topic, please contact us.

BOOK AND MEDIA REQUESTS

To request that the Library acquire certain materials relevant to your teaching or research, please complete a book or a media order request form. These forms are available at the Circulation Desk or online.

CONTACT US

askalibrarian@kings.edu

570-208-5900 Ext. 5641

INSTRUCTION/REFERENCE LIBRARIANS

Janet Ruddy 

570-208-5900 Ext. 5649

Instruction & Reference Services Coordinator

Assistant Technical Professor

janetruddy@kings.edu

Marianne Sodoski 

570-208-5900 Ext. 5629

Instruction/Reference Librarian

Assistant Technical Professor

mariannesodoski@kings.edu

Andrea Baer 

570-208-5900 Ext. 5651

Instruction/Reference Librarian

Assistant Technical Professor

andreabaer@kings.edu

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