Information for Faculty

This page gathers together information that is especially helpful for the faculty of Hillsdale College, focusing on research and services offered by the Mossey Library.

Research

Guide to Library of Congress Classification (coming Spring 2014)
Keep Current
Scholarly Communication and Copyright
Using Other Michigan Libraries

 

Services

Faculty Borrowing Policies
Library Instruction
Request an Item to Be Purchased
Place Items on Reserve
MeLCat and ILL

Faculty Borrowing Policies

You must have your staff ID card to check out materials from the Library. Bring materials to the circulation desk located near the exit.

Books are due at the end of the academic year. A-V materials, including videotapes, CDs, DVDs, and audiotapes, are due back in 7 days. A-V materials may be renewed online in your account. Items are subject to recall if someone else needs the material.

Any spouse may receive his or her own library card. Books are due back in 21 days and A-V materials in 7 days.

Library Instruction

Librarians are available to give library instruction to classes. Instruction is usually done in the Library with the presentation tailored to the specific assignment of the class. Contact Public Service Librarians Linda Moore (ext. 2403) or Brenna Wade (ext. 2606) to schedule a library instruction session for your class. Also feel free to send students to talk to a librarian if they are having difficulties with library research.

Request an Item Be Purchased

The librarians at Mossey Library devote much of their time to developing the collection, regularly consulting current review literature to find relevant material. However, we also rely heavily on the recommendations of the faculty to ensure the most appropriate level of coverage in all subject areas. Recommend an item for purchase here. If you would like further information on a book as you consider it for recommendation, Choice reviews is a good resource. Information on accessing Choice is available here.

Place Items on Reserve

Library books, A-V materials, photocopies of articles, and personal items may be placed on reserve at the circulation desk. The check-out period may be 3 hours, 24 hours, or 72 hours. The 3 hour items may be restricted to library use only or allowed out of the Library overnight if checked out less than 3 hours before closing.

Reserve materials are processed during the business day. Please give the staff 24 hours to process reserve materials before students need to use the materials.

MeLCat and ILL

For materials not owned by Mossey Library or owned but not available, faculty are encouraged to use MeLCat and ILL. More information about these services and ILL request forms are available here.