Services for Faculty

UPDATE FALL 2017: Our librarians (and what we do)
Dennis Schaub - Interim Dean of the Library, Reference, Copyright 718-390-3378,
Lisa Holland - Instruction, Archives, 718-420-4352,
Cathy Perkins - Technical Services (Acquisitions, Cataloging, Interlibrary Loan, Web Services), 718-390-3377,

How may we help you? Browse our service options below or contact a librarian for assistance.

POPULAR REQUESTS: Use our web forms

Purchase for Library CollectionCopyright PermissionLibrary InstructioneReserves (Moodle)Course Reserves (Library)

ADDITIONAL SERVICES: Click the headings below for more details

Citation Management
Librarians are available to provide Zotero training to faculty and students. Zotero is a web-based citation management system that works with the Mozilla Firefox browser and Microsoft Word to import citation content and format that content to create in-text and bibliographic citations in all citation styles. Contact us to make an appointment for training.
Copyright and Fair Use
Copyright permission services and fair use information are available in the library. See the Copyright and Fair Use LibGuide, for complete details and copyright resources. See also the Copyright Permission Request form in the web forms offered above.
Database Trials
We are always interested in new research resources and frequently run database trials. Most trials are only available from campus computers. New trials are announced on our home page and on Facebook and Twitter. Visit Database Trials for current trial information and access. Contact Dennis Schaub for more information and to request additional trials.
Information Literacy Assessment
We have created a 10 question pre-test and 10 question post-test that can be incorporated into your freshman learning community RFTs to help you assess your students' information literacy knowledge before and after they attend library research workshops. We also have a 15 question plagiarism test (see plagiarism prevention topic below). A Guide to Information Literacy for Faculty is also available.
LibGuides - guides for research by subject
LibGuides are subject-specific research guides created by our librarians for student use. The guides direct students to the most appropriate databases, books, and Websites for their topic as well as provide citation management and plagiarism prevention information [view our LibGuides].
Online Video Tutorials
We have created video tutorials to help students learn to use library resources and offer recommended videos from other libraries that teach students about the research process, evaluating their sources, and how to identify scholarly and primary sources. See the Online Tutorials page for details (also available in the Quick Links on the library home page).
Plagiarism Prevention
The "You Quote It, You Note It" interactive plagiarism prevention tutorial teaches your students about the effective and ethical use of information found on the Web and in the library. A 15 question test (created by our librarians) can be embedded into Moodle courses to follow tutorial. These tools are currently used in FYP Moodle courses. The library also offers in-person plagiarism prevention workshops for students who have had trouble understanding the rules of academic writing and citation (in cooperation with the Wagner Academic Honesty Committee). Contact Lisa Holland for more information.
Scholarly Publication Evaluation
Our librarians can provide assistance evaluating Open Access and online scholarly publishing outlets. See the Open Access Publishing: Evaluating Publishing Outlets LibGuide for more information.
VHS to DVD Digitization
We can provide VHS to DVD digitization services for instructional media under the following circumstances, pursuant to 17 USC § 108 of United States copyright law: (a) Instructional VHS media that is not available for purchase in DVD or other digital format for a reasonable price, and (b) the material is damaged, deteriorating, lost of stolen, or (c) the existing original format is obsolete. In these cases a DVD copy will be made for educational use and can be placed on course reserve as a personal item (it will not be added to the library catalog as it is not a part of the library's collections). Faculty members/departments must provide the blank DVD-Rs for these conversions. Contact Cathy Perkins for more information.