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Library News for Economics, Philosophy, Religious Studies, & Sociology

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Jessica Ramey
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Contact:
757-221-1074

Request Instruction Sessions

Woman standing in front of a chalk board while teaching from an open folder in her hands.Interested in a library instruction session?

I am available to work with you to design a session or series of sessions to meet the needs of your class. To request a session, please fill out and submit the Faculty Library Instruction Request Form (remember to select my name if appropriate).

What's a library instruction session for?

The possibilities are (nearly) limitless!

Library sessions can be about analyzing the credibility of sources, learning a new database, dismantling oppressive information management structures, an opportunity to look for sources with a librarian in the room, and a thousand things in between! The one thing I can't manage is to do all these things at once...

My preference is to talk with you about what goals you have for the class, to learn more about what aspects of research and information students are struggling with, and to plan a lesson that works to meet your needs.

Course Reserves

Course reserStack of three colorful books.ves are great option for making your course content accessible to the greatest number of students!

Faculty can request that physical materials be added to reserve for a specific course for the length of a semester. These can be items already owned by the library, items to be purchased by the library, and in rare cases, personal copies of items owned by the faculty member placing the request.

To make a reserves request, please fill out the Reserves Request From. You can learn more about Course Reserves here.

Suggest a Purchase

Have an idea for our collection?

We value the materials suggestions made by faculty! If you have an book, journal, or database you would like us to consider adding to the collection, please let us know! Smaller-scale items like books and movies can be requested by  filling out our Suggestions for Purchase Form.

If you've got a journal or database on your mind, reach out to me! I will work with our Acquisitions team to figure out what options are available to us (think database trials or other, cool, library magic tricks). We ask that you try not to communicate with database vendors directly (as it can undermine our ability to negotiate).