Faculty Services

Your Library Liaison

  • You are encouraged to be in frequent contact with the librarians.
  • Your library liaison is your primary point of contact to discuss the library's collections and the library instruction/research needs of your students. Meeting with your liaison is a great way to keep one another apprised of the latest changes in resources, services, and curriculum; to discuss collaboration opportunities or other needs & concerns; or to let us know about your new publications..
  • Personal update (SSU faculty only) A librarian will meet with you or your department (in your office or in the library) to do personalized training on new databases, highlight new resources, as well as answer questions or hear your concerns.
  • What's New in the Library - our biannual update.

Accessing the Library's Collections

  • Snoopy library catalog lists what we own in this library, including books, ebooks, streaming media, DVDs, documents, maps, etc.
  • Ebooks — search just for ebooks in the library's catalog
  • Streaming video & audio — Search the Multimedia catalog, then look for the location of Streaming Media to see which titles we have available for streaming.
  • LINK+ — if it's not available in our catalog, you can request it directly from another library (2 -4 day turnaround time).
  • Interlibrary Loan — when we don't have an item, we'll request it for you (7-10 day delivery). Articles sent to us digitally are posted to the web for you to pick up.
  • Journal titles — search Snoopy by journal title. Over 35,000 journals are available, most of them are full-text online.
  • Articles & Databases — search for journal articles in over 120 of the library's subscription databases by topic or author and retrieve references, full text articles, statistics, and/or primary source materials.
  • Library Collections — highlights of our specific collections.
  • WorldCat — see what's available in other libraries.
  • Suggest purchases
  • Off-Campus Access to Library Resources

Borrowing privileges

  • Borrowing — SSU faculty (tenured, tenure-track, temporary, and Extended Education) may check out books for one semester. All items are due back either August 31 or January 31, depending on the semester it was checked out. Emeritus faculty are entitled to the regular 28 day loan period.
  • Proxy form Proxy form in pdf — the proxy form is required when library material is borrowed in the name of a faculty member by an authorized representative.
  • Renewals — items may be renewed once online through My Library Record. Otherwise bring items to the Circulation Desk.
  • Fines — Faculty are subject to the same fines as other borrowers, and there is no grace period.
  • Recall — Books are subject to recall after 28 days. Make sure to check your SSU email account for recall notices.


Library Instruction Program

Moodle and Library Resources

Once you are ready to move beyond the basics in Moodle, take a look at some of the ideas,examples, and how-to instructionsfor integrating Library resources into your Moodle courses. Once in Moodle, go directly to the links below, or look in the Miscellaneous category on the main Moodle page. If you already have a Moodle account, they will also show up under "My Courses." Contact Paula Hammett for more information (hammett@sonoma.edu).

  • Library Resources: 10+ ways to use them in Moodle (https://moodle.sonoma.edu/B/course/view.php?id=611) Embed a search box for Library databases in your discipline; link to research guides or course reserves; identify persistent URLs; add librarian information, link directly to thousands of eBooks, include RSS feeds for instant updates, and more…

Distance Education Instructors

  • Please read (and ask your students to read) the Distance Education Students page to see what services we can offer and what we need from instructors in order to make the distance education experience work smoothly.
  • Tutorials on our resources and research techniques are available on How Do I?

Co-curricular Opportunities

Photocopies of library materials

  • Faculty needing photocopies from a non-circulating item (journal article or reference book, for example) may use the library's faculty copier for single copies at no charge.
  • Do not use this copier for items that can be checked out, for multiple copies of an item, for class handouts, or personal copies.
  • The copier is located near the Reference Desk, second floor (north); ask for assistance.

Faculty Research Showcase