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Faculty Resources

Explanation of the ILAC Plan (Information Literacy Across the Curriculum) plus common research-related resources for faculty

The Searching Squirrel, a Library Newsletter: January 2022


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1. Welcome our new library employees!

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Melissa Curtis, new librarian

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Julie Fedeler,

new Interlibrary Loan Supervisor


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2. Do you require regular books for your course? We can help!

Whenever you require a book for a course and it is not a literal textbook, let us help your students get access! When we don't know we have a book you've required for a course, the first lucky student gets our copy for the semester (very common instead of purchasing their own). The rest of the unlucky ones order through Interlibrary Loan. But while this is free for the students, it is not free for the library, it adds to packaging waste, and it isn't fair to the students.

So keep an eye out for any time you require a non-textbook book--the library may have a copy (or we can purchase one) that we can put on reserve, easing the financial burden for our students. If we find the book is available as an unlimited access eBook, that is even better!

Email your librarian, come to the front desk, or fill out the online form.

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3. Dissertations & Theses Global trial access continues...

Do you already miss our trial access to Dissertations & Theses Global? Then rejoice--we have trial access to the search interface ProQuest One Academic through March 10. With this one search bar, you can search ProQuest Central, AVON (Academic Video Online), Academic Complete, and Dissertations & Theses Global. Pretty sweet--try it out and let us know what you think!


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4. Refer your students directly to librarians for research help

At the beginning of the school year, we had high hopes to train the Peer Learning Lab tutors in beginning research assistance. This has turned out to not be feasible for a variety of reasons, none of which have to do with the wonderful people the PLL tutors all are!

Please continue to refer your students directly to a librarian for research assistance, and we can field all their needs. Our new ILL Supervisor, Julie Fedeler, also has an MLIS, and she will be available in the evenings for basic research assistance as well.

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5. Streaming film reminder and Faculty Dev. Collection update

  • Streaming film--reminder to get any Kanopy requests in ahead of time. See our streaming information here:
  • Faculty Development Collection--we will be integrating these books into our general collection, where they will be more easily browsed, findable, and re-shelve-able. A solution that works for everyone!

That's all for now! Short newsletter this month!

Head over to the FAQ page if you have any questions.

Until next time...

Vogel Library, Wartburg College   |   100 Wartburg Blvd, Waverly, IA, 50677 |   Phone: 319-352-8500   | Email: