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Faculty & Staff Resources at Kistler Library

Are you a new member of Rosemont College's faculty, or a returning member looking to learn more about using the Library for your courses? View this guide to learn about the resources and support available to you from Kistler Library.

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Navigating the Library and Accessing Resources

For a general guide to searching and utilizing the Library's resources, both print and electronic, consult our How Do I...? Guide

Library Services for Instructors

View the Library's general policies here.

Research Guides

Kistler librarians have created research guides for many classes and subject areas. Reference librarians routinely build new guides and may contact you directly with in-progress guides related to specific courses or topic areas.

Click here to request a research guide for your course.

Course Reserves

View our new course reserves platform here.

Click here for instructions on submitting course reserves requests.

Information Literacy & Research Skills Instruction

Kistler librarians offer instruction to help your students acquire college-level research skills. Instruction sessions are generally held in The Snyder-Fugger Instructional and Training Center (Room B17) but can also be given in classes equipped with smart displays. Virtual sessions via Zoom are also available. Contact for more information or: 

Click here to request an information literacy instruction session for your course or group.

Embedded Course Librarians & Virtual Reference Desk on Canvas

Library staff have created a shareable Virtual Reference Desk module in Canvas that can easily be imported into any course shell from the commons. The standard module includes a directory of important links and an open discussion board for research questions related to the class, but it can also be amended with other resources as needed. Alongside this module, reference librarians are embedded in the course on Canvas to be available directly to students.

Click here to request an embedded librarian for your course.

The Snyder-Fugger Instructional and Training Center (Room B17)

Room B17, on Kistler Library's lower level, is used for training and information literacy sessions. It features an interactive smartboard and 12 laptop workstations. This room and its equipment may be used by all on campus for trainings, meetings, group work, and individual classes as needed.

Contact for reservations; contact Liam Fennell ( or x2278) for setup and training.

Requests for Purchase

We welcome all acquisition recommendations from faculty and do our best within the constraints of our budget to purchase materials in support of teaching and learning at the college.

Click here to submit requests to purchase new library resources.

Streaming Video & Films

Faculty may request purchases of licenses for films offered on the streaming video platform Kanopy. Most licenses are available in 1 year or 3 year increments, so it is best to request titles that will be used routinely. Purchases are subject to budget constraints, and librarians will prioritize purchases of films used for teaching which cannot be readily found elsewhere.

Click here for more information on using Kanopy for streaming video.

Media Services

For media equipment set up and technical support, contact Liam Fennell ( or x2278.) These services require 48 hours advance notice.

Borrowing Policies

A valid Rosemont ID is your library card. It is required when borrowing library materials. Rosemont faculty may borrow an unlimited number of books for the duration of the academic year and AV materials for 1 week. Click here for info on accessing your Library account to manage your checkouts.

Faculty Publications

Kistler Library actively collects faculty publications. Please use the form linked below to notify us of any recent publications to ensure they are added to the Library's holdings (...we especially encourage donations!). The Faculty Collection is currently located in the Front Reading Room.

Click here to submit requests to purchase new library resources.

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