For a general guide to searching and utilizing the Library's resources, both print and electronic, consult our How Do I...? Guide
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.
A new course reserves system was rolled out for the Fall 2021 term as part of WorldCat Discovery search. View our new course reserves platform here.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
For media equipment set up and technical support, contact Liam Fennell (firstname.lastname@example.org or x2278.) These services require 48 hours advance notice.
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.
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.