Services for Faculty
- Liaison librarians and department library representatives
- Collection information
- Teaching support
- Library administration
- develop the print and electronic collection for their departments in consultation with department library representatives and other faculty.
- provide reference services.
- provide library research instruction.
- communicate with faculty and students regarding library resources, services and policies.
- communicate with faculty and students about trends in scholarly communication and publishing, and the Library's programs in this area
Department library representatives:
- work with the liaison librarian on collections activities such as co-ordinating serials reviews and book selection activities within the department.
- review approval plan profiles and other collections policies with their liaison librarian.
- keep the liaison librarian informed about departmental issues, developments, and concerns related to the library
- communicate with the liaison librarian about information-seeking behavior, research patterns, and scholarly communication trends in the discipline.
Faculty and students at SFU have access to over 2.5 million print and microform volumes and 2.9 million online items, including:
- 1,350,000 books and 170,000 ebooks
- 6,000 print and 63,000 ejournal subscriptions
- 500 databases, plus maps, data sets, slides, online images, films, DVDs and sound recordings.
- Browse research guides by your subject area
- Journal article indexes and databases in your areas of research
- Electronic journals by subject.
- Learn about changes in academic publishing.
Recommend materials for acquisition
- Contact your liaison librarian or department representative.
- Faculty input is one of the most important factors in helping us build our collections.
- Contact your liaison librarian if you would like your students to benefit from an in-person or online library research class, web guide or online tutorial.
Reserve services for faculty
- Books, photocopies, personal copies, online articles/websites
- Lecture notes, overheads, quizzes, assignments, etc.
- Making readings available.
Booking films for classroom viewing
- A collection of documentary, art and feature films in DVD, VHS, and 16mm formats is available in the Media Resource Centre. Most of the titles in the film collection are licensed for non-theatrical public performance use at SFU.
Understanding and avoiding plagiarism online tutorial
- An interactive online tutorial to help students learn to recognize plagiarism and develop skills to avoid it, such as correct citation of sources, note-taking, and paraphrasing. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to incorporate this tutorial into your WebCT courses.
- A Canvas version of the Plagiarism Tutorial has been created and is being piloted by SFU's Teaching and Learning Centre during the 2013 term. Please stay tuned for updates.
Resources to enhance your teaching
- Links to general and discipline-specific journals and books available through the Library.
- General information about copyright ownership and protection, creator and user rights,
- Information on Canada’s copyright law and SFU’s copyright policies and procedures,
- How copyright materials may be used for an educational purpose,
- Frequently asked copyright questions
- Library reserves hosts an online exam bank to make old exams available to students for study purposes.
- Participation is voluntary and exams are retained in the Exam bank indefinitely.
Interlibrary loan and document delivery
- Free of charge.
- Fulfillment in 3 to 14 working days and email notification.
- Choose your pick up location.
- A web-based bibliography and citation database manager.
- RefShare - post class reading lists, facilitate group work and exchange references.
- Add this tool to your web browser to access SFU library resources without having to navigate the library's entire website.
Current awareness services and tools.
- New book reports.
- RSS feeds and journal table of contents.
- Alerts from publishers and databases.
Canadian reciprocal borrowing agreement
- Borrow books directly from another Canadian University Library.
- Visit the Loans desk of any branch before visiting the remote location.
Journal Citation Reports (JCR) on the web
- Find the impact factor for your favourite journal.
The Library Management Office is located on the 7th floor of the W.A.C. Bennett Library.
- Dean of Library Services and University Librarian, Chuck Eckman: 778.782.3265 / email@example.com
- Manager of Administrative Services: Angela Raasch: 778.782.4084 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Associate University Librarians:
- Elaine Fairey (Learning and Research Services): 778.782.3252 / email@example.com
- Patty Gallilee ( Collections & Scholarly Communication, Acting): 778.782.3263 / firstname.lastname@example.org
- Brian Owen (Library Technology Services & Special Collections): 778.782.7095 / email@example.com
- Natalie Gick (Administrative Services): 778.782.3266 / firstname.lastname@example.org
The Senate Library Committee approves guidelines for the allocation of the collection budget and provides advice to the Library administration on other matters.