Librarians instill information literacy skills in SUNY Sullivan students through a program of course-integrated instruction, tailored to the specific information needs of a particular class. Instruction sessions can be requested in several ways:
1. Complete and submit the online form.
2. Contact Evangela Oates, Library Director, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 845.434.5750; ext.4208
3. Call the Library's Information Desk at 845.434.5750; ext.4389
Instruction requests must be made at least two weeks ahead of the desired class date (or dates) to permit adequate preparation time. Deadline for all requests for the semester is March 15, 2018.
Every effort is made to schedule sessions during instruction dedicated time slots. We can offer a librarian to come to your class in person for a presentation only between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. However, the day and time of instruction is not firm until a librarian contacts the classroom teacher. Instructors are expected to be present for the library session. If your class falls outside of this window, contact us, and we will supply web based resources to meet your need for research instruction, but we cannot come to your class. This is necessitated by reduced contingency staffing.
Information literacy instruction sessions are individually tailored to meet the needs of specific classes. The librarian will contact the instructor in advance to review the research project or assignment and discuss what should be covered.
Here are some downloadable resources for use in your class. Feel free to use them as you see fit or you can request instruction below to have a librarian present these topics to your class.
The purpose of the library’s Course Reserves is to allow our students access to course materials they may not otherwise have access to. The Course Reserves are located in the Circulation area, to the right of the entrance to the library.
Instructors can add course materials to the Course Reserves. Reserve material is loaned to students for up to three hours, library use only. Despite the library’s best efforts, not every text, for every course, can be found on Reserve.
Libraries follow two key copyright guidelines to determine what can be placed on reserve:
A successful Course Reserve collection at SUNY Sullivan is largely dependent on instructor submissions.
Instructors can submit material for Reserve by completing the Reserve Submission form (for each course) and bringing it (along with the materials) to the library. All Course Reserve material must be associated with a class being taught during the current semester. Items are placed on Reserve in the order they are received and will be accepted for submission beginning four weeks before the start of classes and ending four weeks after the start of classes.
Generally three types of material are placed on reserve:
2. Personal copies of books, articles, etc. owned by the faculty
3. Library owned materials
Library Procedure for Textbooks:
We cannot place complimentary or not-for-sale textbooks on Course Reserve unless they are accompanied by a permission letter from the copyright holder. Why? The first sale doctrine. This is not a legally purchased item and therefore cannot be loaned by the library. A textbook that is not complimentary may be placed on Course Reserve, however faculty must assume all liability for loss or damage. Please be aware that textbooks will have anti-theft security added, and may be marked with minimal stickers/tape.
Library Procedure for Personal Copies: June 28, 2016
Personal items may be placed on Course Reserve, however faculty must assume all liability for loss or damage. Please be aware that personal items will have anti-theft security added, and may be marked with minimal stickers/tape.
Library Owned Materials:
Library owned materials from the Circulating collection may be added to the Course Reserves following the same procedure. All Course Reserve material is added for one semester and will be removed and returned to the appropriate department/division following the end of the semester.
Taking Items Off of Reserve:
If you would like to personally retrieve your item(s), please do so before the end of the semester. Materials can be taken off Reserve at any point by completing/emailing a Library Reserve Removal Form. All forms can be found on the library webpage, or on the “S” Drive in the Library folder. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions regarding the Reserve process and/or policy.