Information literacy training for undergraduate and graduate students is available by contacting Leslie Todd, the Information Literacy Coordinator (210-829-3841). She works collaboratively with faculty to teach students how to use library resources effectively. Services include:
Subject librarians specialize in academic areas. They order books suitable for their discipline areas and accept book recommendations from faculty, and they keep faculty informed of new services and materials that are of potential interest. Subject librarians can prepare bibliographies of material supporting a particular course or create research guides for your classes. They can also assist you with automatic alert services in our electronic resources that will keep you up-to-date. To contact your subject librarian, see Subject Librarians Contact Information.
Course reserves provide access to course readings and materials for the educational programs at UIW. Faculty may place print materials for use in a specific course on reserve at the Circulation Desk, where students may request them. Reserve materials may include books, book chapters, textbooks, journal articles, maps, old exams, professor's notes and homework solutions necessary for course work. For complete information on course reserves, including copyright compliance, see Course Reserves Policy and Course Reserves Procedure or contact Kathy Mulligan, Evening Circulation Supervisor, at 210-805-5896 for details.
Tours last about 20 minutes and include a detailed overview of library services as well as facilities. A traditional tour consists of visits to all service points in the building (Circulation, Reference, IT Help Desk and the Media Center Desk), visits to group, individual and quiet study areas as well as special collection areas.
Requestors can tailor tours to include special emphasis on a certain section of the library, i.e. the Frost Collection, the Juvenile Collection, etc.
Orientations are usually in the form of a presentation and can be conducted in the library (if there is a meeting room available) or in your classroom. Orientations usually include an overview of library services and resources, specifics about service points, contact information, library hours and particulars for on and off-campus access to library resources.
To schedule a tour or to invite library staff to an orientation, please contact the Library’s Reference Desk at (210)829-3835 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please allow at least 5 days advance notice.
PRIMOSearch is a search and discovery tool that identifies both local and remote resources (books, audiovisuals materials, articles and more). It presents search results in a relevancy-ranked list. Begin searching on our homepage using the single search box titled ALL and refine results with the advanced search feature. While some databases and e-journals provide full-text, others include only the citation information, giving you what is needed to make an interlibrary loan (ILLiad) request.
Circulation Policies for Faculty
Borrowing from Other Libraries
Faculty Research Commons:
Room 205 on the second floor of the Mabee Library has been set up as a quiet work area for faculty. The room has four work areas, two with computers that have M.S. Office, Adobe Creative Suite, SPSS and NVivo software installed. Room keys are available at the Circulation Desk.
RefWorks is a web-based citation management tool used to create and manage research bibliographies and citations. It offers more than 400 formatting styles, including many specific styles required by journals for publication of your research. You may add citations manually or import them from UIW-owned resources or from Google Scholar. Content may be shared with others who have RefWorks accounts. Accounts must be created on campus with a UIW email address, but once your account is created, you may access the content from anywhere with an Internet connection. You may not save articles to RefWorks, but there is unlimited space for citations and abstracts. To learn more, consult the RefWorks LibGuide. Look for the RefWorks link on the library’s homepage.
Copying in the Library: As a courtesy, a copy card is kept at the Reference Desk for faculty use. This card is for making a small number of copies for research; it is not for making multiple copies for classroom distribution.
Faculty are encouraged to submit requests for books, journals, AV materials and databases. Please contact your department’s Subject Librarian to recommend materials for library purchase.