Faculty

Reynolds Libraries offers many resources and services for faculty. Take a moment to explore the resources below and discover how the library can help you integrate information literacy into your class. Each academic department has been assigned a library liaison to work collaboratively with its teaching faculty. Check out our Faculty FAQ, and if you have any questions, don't hesitate to get in touch with us!

Useful Resources

Library Instruction Request

If you would like to schedule library instruction, please submit a request via this online form.

Assignment Alert Form

If you are assigning a research project that will utilize library resources, please fill out this form to help us better prepare and assist the students.

Copyright

Questions about copyright? Start with this guide.

Handouts for Students

Teaching a lesson on research? These handouts could help!

Open Educational Resources (OER)

Access this guide to learn about Open Educational Resources at Reynolds

Textbook/Course Reserves

We encourage all faculty to provide a copy of their textbook to the library textbook reserves collection. Information about the process

Online Forms

Useful forms for Faculty & Staff

Student Expo

Information regarding the annual library sponsored Student Expo

VIVA Faculty Textbook Portal

Catalog to assist Virginia public college and university faculty in finding and selecting open and affordable textbooks for their courses in one place. On-campus access only.

Workshops & Faculty PDOs

We offer student workshops throughout the semester on a range of topics. Encourage students that might benefit to attend. We will also post any Faculty/Staff PDO opportunities on this calendar

Embedded Librarian/Tutor

Request a librarian or tutor to be embedded in your course

Library Instruction Request

Faculty are encouraged to schedule library instruction for their students. Instruction sessions are more successful when tailored to an assignment. Instructor attendance during library sessions is expected, and important for your students’ successful learning. Our librarians are more than happy to work with you to tailor these hands-on classes to specific topics, themes, or class research assignments. Simply click on the campus where your class is held and complete an online Library Instruction Request form:

If you would like to review the various information literacy skills that can be covered in a session, please check our Research at Reynolds Libraries modules.

Please provide us one week's notice if possible to prepare instruction. A librarian will contact you within two business days to further discuss the assignment.

Handouts for Students

Textbook/Course Reserves

Reynolds Libraries are dedicated to building a Textbook Bank to make education more affordable to students. The goal is to collect at least one copy of textbooks for each campus at which every course is taught. Textbooks are supplied by instructors and academic departments or are taken from the library's circulating collection. Most textbooks have a 2-hour loan period and checkout is limited to 2 items.

The Textbook Bank is still under construction and does not contain textbooks for all Reynolds classes.

To see if a textbook is available, you can simply click on the program name abbreviation below.

ADJ ARC ART ASL AST AUT BIO BLD BSK BUS
CHD CHM CSC CSP CST DIT DNA DRF DSL ECO
EDU EGR EMS ENF ENG ESL FIN FRE FST GEO
GOL HCT HIM HIS HLT HMS HRI HRT HUM INT
ITD ITE ITN ITP LGL MCR MDL MEN MKT MTE
MTH MUS NSG NUR OPT PED PHI PHY PLS PSY
REA REL RTH SAF SDV SOC SPA WEL

Alternatively, you can conduct a Course Reserve search in the Catalog by typing in the Course Name abbreviation and the Course Number (i.e. ENG 242 for English 242).

On the right hand side, you can filter by Campus Library.

Click here to see the Reserves check out policy

Library Liason Program

The purpose of this program is to facilitate communication between academic departments and the library in order to enhance collection development and the information literacy initiative. Each academic department has been assigned a library liaison to work collaboratively with its teaching faculty. The library liaison will serve as the academic department's first point of contact for information about library resources and services.

Librarians shall:

  • Apprise faculty of library services and new information sources such as books, periodicals, databases, etc. Work with departments in meeting the educational mission of Reynolds, including identifying academic priorities, curricular development and accreditation.
  • Build and develop the Library collection in all formats, including the selection of books, journals, electronic resources, audiovisual and digital media to ensure relevancy to the curriculum.
  • Work with teaching faculty to learn about curriculum and course assignments. Support distance education that the department is offering by customizing library support services for those courses.
  • Help faculty with specialized individual research, such as bibliographies and interlibrary loans.
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Lynn Riggs

School of Business School of Nursing & Allied Health
804.523.5333 lriggs@reynolds.edu
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Denise Woetzel

School of the Humanities, Social Sciences & Education
804.523.5325 mwoetzel@reynolds.edu
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Will Weaver

School of Mathematics & Sciences
804.523.5323 dweaver@reynolds.edu

Embedded Librarian or Tutor

An embedded librarian or tutor can be a great resource for helping your students succeed. Read about both below and please also encourage your students to use the drop-in tutoring services!

An embedded librarian can answer questions related to Reynolds Libraries resources and services and assist students with the following research skills:

  • Selecting appropriate databases and other resources to use for a specific research assignment
  • Identifying appropriate keywords and incorporating search techniques to retrieve relevant resources that address specific research questions or topics
  • Evaluating the credibility and relevance of a resource
  • Citing resources and formatting papers in a particular citation style (e.g., APA, MLA)

Embedded librarians can:

  • Monitor and answer questions about Reynolds Libraries and research via an “Ask a Librarian” discussion that you can create in your Canvas courses.
  • Create a research guide (LibGuides) tailored to a specific research assignment that includes links to relevant resources to use as well as examples and tips on how to do research. The librarian will provide a link to the research guide for you to include in your Canvas courses.
  • Provide research guidance and collaborate with instructors to develop research skills worksheets that you can incorporate into your Canvas courses.
  • Conduct live or recorded library instruction sessions on specific research skills tailored to a particular research assignment.

Embedded tutors can:

  • Offer asynchronous assistance to students through discussion board
  • Offer brief synchronous assistance to students through Zoom
  • Offer clarification about assignments, course content and concepts
  • Share learning strategies

Faculty Frequently Asked Questions

If your question is not answered below, please get in touch with us!

Downtown Library

Room 230
700 E. Jackson Street
Richmond, VA 23219

804.523.5211 (Main)
804.523.5333 (Reference)

Regular Hours:
Monday - Thursday: 7:45am - 9:00pm
Friday: 7:45am - 5pm
Saturday: 8am - 12pm
Sunday: Closed

Goochland Library

Room 200
Building C20 1851 Dickinson Road
Goochland, VA 23063

804.523.5419 (Main)
804.523.5419 (Reference)

Regular Hours:
Monday - Thursday: 8:30am - 7:00pm
Friday: Closed
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

Parham Library

Room 103 Massey LTC
1651 East Parham Road
Richmond, VA 23228

804.523.5220 (Main)
804.523.5329 (Reference)

Regular Hours:
Monday - Thursday: 7:45am - 9:00pm
Friday: 7:45am - 5pm
Saturday: 12pm - 4pm
Sunday: Closed