Library

Faculty Services

Support for Classroom Instruction

COURSE RESERVES
Place materials on reserve for your class for 2 hrs in-library-use, overnight, or 3 day checkout.  You can see everything you currently have on reserve by searching your name in the Course Reserves section of the Library Catalog.  For more information, please contact Melissa Logan, mlogan@cornish.edu, (206) 726-5062.

MEDIA EQUIPMENT
The Library has an array of equipment available to faculty for classroom instruction. All equipment must be reserved ahead of time. Equipment can be scheduled by phone (206) 726-5145 or email at librarycirc@cornish.edu.

Terms of use

  • Please reserve equipment ahead of time by calling 206-726-5145, emailing librarycirc@cornish.edu, or stopping by the library. If you drop in at the last minute the equipment you need may be booked.
  • Library staff is not available to deliver or set up AV equipment in classrooms. For set up assistance, please contact the IT department at it@cornish.edu or (206) 726-5092.
  • Faculty are encouraged to check out their own equipment. Faculty needing special assistance transporting library items may be eligible to formally appoint another person as a proxy. E-mail or call for more info: librarycirc@cornish.edu, or (206) 726-5145.
  • Please avoid relying on students to check out equipment for you.  Students cannot check out material in another person's name and assume financial responsibility for whatever they check out on their own card.

30 Minute Rule

  • If a patron does not come to pick up their equipment, or call/email to ask that it be held, within 30 minutes of their scheduled pick up the library reserves the right to cancel the reservation and check out the AV equipment to other patrons.

Types of Equipment Available

  • TV/VCR/DVD players: AV carts include TV monitor with region-free Blu-Ray/DVD drive, VCR tape deck and speakers. 17", 20", 25" and 27" monitors available.
  • Portable Boom Boxes: CD, cassette, and radio capability.
  • Slide projectors: case includes projector, carousel, and remote control.
  • Portable Projection Screens
  • Overhead Projectors
  • Opaque Overhead Projector
  • Extension cords
  • Mac adaptors
  • External Blu-Ray drives

PODIUM PACKETS FOR CLASSROOM PROJECTION EQUIPMENT

  • Many classrooms are equipped with projection equipment. Assignment of classrooms for regular classes is handled by the Registrars office, please contact them with scheduling questions: registrationrecords@cornish.edu. Scheduling rooms for one-time or occasional events is handled through the EMS Events Management System.
  • Equipment in the classrooms is maintained by the IT department. For questions about set up, help using the equipment, or repairs, please contact the IT department at it@cornish.edu.
  • Some classrooms have projection equipment that can only be accessed by checking out a podium packet from the library.  Podium packets have keys to equipment lockers, remotes, and/or mac adapters. If you're not sure whether your classroom requires a podium packet, email the library at librarycirc@cornish.edu or call the front desk at 206-726-5145.
  • Faculty & staff can check out podium packets up to 30 minutes before their room reservation or class.  Classrooms are booked throughout the day, so we ask that podium packets be returned as soon as classes are over.
  • Faculty are encouraged to pick up and check out their own podium packets.
  • Faculty needing special assistance transporting library items may be eligible to formally appoint another person as a proxy borrower.  E-mail or call for more information: librarycirc@cornish.edu or (206) 726-5145.
  • Please avoid relying on students to pick up podium packets for you.  Students cannot check out material in another person's name and assume financial responsibility for whatever they check out on their own card.

VIDEO AND CD HOLDS FOR CLASS
Ensure that the video or CD you want to show in class will be available. Place holds at least a week in advance by contacting the Library Circulation Desk librarycirc@cornish.edu, (206) 726-5145.

PLACING HOLDS ON ITEMS (AND KERRY HALL DELIVERY)
Most library items can be placed on hold by using your library account in our online catalog, by emailing us at librarycirc@cornish.edu, or by calling us at 206-726-5145

Items that are not checked out are pulled by library staff twice a day, so that they can be ready for you when you come to pick them up. Items that are checked out will be held for you as soon as they are checked in and you will be notified. 

You can choose to pick up holds at the library circulation desk, or at Kerry Hall in the Security Office. Items mailed to Kerry Hall are usually available within one day. They can also be returned to the Kerry Hall book drop in the main lobby.

Once an item is placed on hold, you have seven days to pick it up. After that the hold will be removed.

HOW TO REQUEST LIBRARY PURCHASES

Contact the faculty member who serves as the Library Liaison for your department for assistance purchasing books to support your classes. Selection criteria will apply.  Faculty members who serve on the Library Liaison Committee are assigned by the Faculty Senate.

Library Liaisons for 2016-17:

COPYRIGHT AND FAIR USE
See the library's Research Guide on Copyright and Fair Use Resources.

ARTstor INSTRUCTOR PRIVILEGES
Faculty may request "Instructional Privileges" to ARTstor, Cornish’s digital image database. This allows faculty to create course folders with image groups. Faculty manage these folders and can set up student folders for the sharing of images and comments. Please contact Bridget Nowlin, bnowlin@cornish.edu, (206) 726-5126, for more information and training.

Research Instruction by Cornish Librarians

LIBRARY AND RESEARCH INSTRUCTION FOR STUDENTS
If you would like to request research instruction for a specific class or assignment, or bring your class to the library for a research period, please contact us in advance. We are able to provide your students with the best assistance if you send copies of your syllabi and assignments or post them on Canvas. For more information contact Megan Smithling, msmithling@cornish.edu, (206) 726-5129 or Bridget Nowlin, bnowlin@cornish.edu, (206) 726-5126.

INSTRUCTOR RESEARCH CONSULTATIONS
For a one-on-one consultation with a librarian to facilitate personal research, stop by the reference desk during business hours. You may also e-mail reference questions to: libraryref@cornish.edu or call (206) 726-5145.

RESEARCH GUIDES FOR YOUR CLASS
Librarians can create an online Research Guide specifically for your classContact Megan Smithling, msmithling@cornish.edu, (206) 726-5129 or Bridget Nowlin, bnowlin@cornish.edu, (206) 726-5126, for more information.