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Library Services for Faculty

Access Services

  • Place books or articles On Reserve to be used by a class of students
  • Quick cataloging and processing of specific titles at the request of teaching faculty
  • Online form to request materials through Interlibrary Loan
  • Display of recent purchases of books and DVDs
  • Access new titles as a subset of the library's Catalog USMAI

Instructional Support Services

  • Customize an instruction session for specific classes or courses.
  • Create an online library guide for a Specific Course.
  • Collaborate with a faculty member to provide instruction with an online class
  • Check library's holdings for titles on class readings list
  • Link an article (PDF) found in OneSearch in Canvas
  • Link a video (PDF) found in the streaming video database Kanopy in Canvas

Research Support Services

  • Assist with the search strategy for different databases on a specific research subject
  • Assist with locating primary funding for research materials
  • Create e-mail alerts or RSS feeds for journal articles on subjects of research interest
  • Interlibrary Loan available for items not available at FSU or other USM libraries
  • Schedule an appointment with a reference librarian to help you with your research needs and special projects using the Research Consultation Request Form

Provide Access to Specialized Collections

  • Dr. David M. Gillespie Special Collections and Rare Book Room include resources on the history of FSU and resources on Western Maryland and the contiguous counties in West Virginia and Pennsylvania
  • The J. Glenn Beall Archives include the Beall Collection, the Meyers Collection, the Perlo Collection, and the Price Collection
  • Historical newspapers such as Frostburg Mining Journal and Cumberland Evening Times

Information Services

Publishing Support Services

  • Identify appropriate periodicals for publishing articles, reports or creative writing
  • Assist in creating bibliographic citations in a variety of styles
  • Display published articles, reports and creative works by FSU faculty and staff: Frostburg Achievements Display Form

Department Support Services

  • Completing library portion of academic program review
  • Analysis of the library resources on a targeted subject
  • Assist with department requests for print, ebooks, or media library materials
  • Newsletter of new titles purchased for each academic discipline
  • Tracking frequency of Interlibrary Loan requests for journal titles that may merit subscription consideration

Please contact your Library Liaison for any assistance needed with utilizing the library or library hours.