Services For Faculty
University Libraries strives to support our faculty in their instruction and research endeavors. Here are some starting points to assist you:
- Interlibrary Loans
- Circulation Of Library Materials
- Selection Of Library Materials
- Library Faculty Liaisons
- Library Instruction
- Research Guides
- Streaming Services
- Contact Us
If you cannot locate books or other materials that you need, you may use our Interlibrary Loan Service (ILL) to:
- Borrow items not held by CWU or the Summit Consortium
- Obtain copies of articles not owned by CWU
- Deliver electronic copies from CWU library periodicals collection
- Provide returnable items from the CWU collections (includes Black Hall teaching collection) to University Center faculty
Rush service available for $10.00 per returnable
Please bring your campus ID card along when borrowing library materials. For more information on circulation services including the Summit Consortium Catalog, consult the Circulation Department Services page.
Faculty may request library materials for the Library Collections. Book, video, and music CD requests may be:
- submitted online
- sent by campus mail to your Library Liaison
- sent to Collection Development Librarian Ginny Blackson (Phone: x1306; Mail Stop 7548).
Liaison Librarians are assigned subject area collection development, research, and instruction responsibilities which generally match their academic backgrounds and interests. Find your Library Liaison here.
If you need reviews you can search for or browse the following online sources:
View new additions to the library’s collections on our New Library Materials page, which updates each month.
If you have any questions about purchasing new materials please see our Collection Development Policy.
Customized Library Instruction sessions can be arranged for your students through your Library Liaison .
For general information on instruction contact the Reference Desk at x1021.
Try our online Research Guides as a starting point, or request a course- or topic-specific one through your Library Liaison.
We also have a guide to Databases By Subject that can help you and your students locate critical materials more quickly.
The library recommends the web browser app Zotero, "...a free, easy-to-use Firefox extension to help you collect, manage, and cite your research sources. It lives right where you do your work — in the web browser itself.”
With Zotero, you can create a Zotero library, complete with citations, for:
- Books, journal articles, and websites
- Creating Bibliographies and Works Cited pages in MS Word
- Snapshots of webpages
- Creating folders, subfolders and keyword “tags” for searching your sources
For more in information or assistance with Streaming Video, please contact Geri Hopkins at firstname.lastname@example.org, or (509) 963-1925.