Faculty Services

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.

Request Titles for the Library Collection

HOW TO REQUEST NEW TITLES

You can send new title request to the faculty member who serves as the Library Liaison for your department.  Selection criteria from the Collection Development Policy will apply.  If you have additional questions please contact Hollis Near, hnear@cornish.edu, (206) 726-5040.

LIBRARY LIAISON COMMITTEE FOR 2018-19:

The Library Liaison is an academic department’s primary representative to the library for collection development input. Among other things, they help coordinate faculty requests for new library materials and update faculty on the library's budget and order deadlines throughout the year.

Committee members and faculty interested in serving on the committee, please see the Library Liaison Committee Resource Guide for instructions, collection development policies and forms.  Faculty members who serve on the Library Liaison Committee are assigned by the Faculty Senate.

Confirmed 2018-19 Library Liaisons.

Support for Classroom Instruction

COURSE RESERVES
Place materials on reserve for your class for 2 hrs in-library-use, overnight, or 3 day checkout, using our online form.  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, see the Course Reserves information page. For questions, contact the Circulation Supervisor, Nick Triggs, ntriggs@cornish.edu, (206) 726-5062. 

MEDIA EQUIPMENT
The Library has an array of equipment available to faculty. Equipment may be reserved ahead of time online, via email, or by calling (206) 726-5145.

Terms of use

  • 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

  • AV carts: 40” LCD Flat Panel HDTV, region-free Blu-Ray/DVD player, VCR, and speakers. 
  • Digital Projector.
  • Digital Media Player.
  • External Disc Drives.
  • PA/Monitor Speaker.
  • Microphone.
  • 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

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.

COMPUTER LABS AND AV-EQUIPPED CLASSROOMS
A list of computer labs and classrooms outfitted with AV equipment, maintained by the IT Department, can be found here on Compass.

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.

COPYRIGHT AND FAIR USE RESOURCES

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.