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Faculty 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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Staff and Hours

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

GKML librarians have created research guides for many classes and subject areas. If you would like to collaborate on a guide for your classes or subject areas, please contact Reference librarians routinely build new guides and may contact you directly with in-progress guides related to specific courses or topic areas.

Information Literacy & Research Skills Instruction

GKML librarians offer instruction to help your students acquire college-level research skills. Please complete our Library Instruction Schedule Form to request Library Instruction. Instruction sessions are generally held in The Snyder-Fugger Instructional and Training Center (Room 117). Virtual sessions via Zoom are also available.

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 can be embedded in the course on Canvas to be available directly to students. Contact to set up this service for your course.

The Snyder-Fugger Instructional and Training Center (Room 117)

Room 117, on GKML's ground floor, is used for training and information literacy sessions. It features an interactive TV and 24 laptop workstations.This room and its equipment may be used by all on campus for trainings, meetings, group work, and individual classes as needed. Please email or for training on the proper use and maintenance of equipment PRIOR to reserving the room. Email or call Kathleen Deeming (x2276) for reservations. Note: Room 117 is currently offline while the ground floor of Kistler Library undergoes reorganization.

Requests for Purchase

Submit requests to purchase books, media, e-books, or databases to Brice Peterson (

Course Reserves

Contact Kathleen Deeming ( or x2276) to place items on reserve. Reserved items will be kept at the circulation desk as non-circulating so that they will be consistently available for your students to use in the library. You may also include URLs on your reserves list, and students can access them directly from the list. A new course reserves system will be rolled out for the Fall 2021 term.

Media Services

For media equipment set up and technical support in the Rotwitt Theater and Lawrence Auditorium, or to be trained on the Sympodium in the Global Classroom, 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 1 year and AV materials for 1 week. Request renewals by emailing, calling the information desk (x2271), or inquiring in person.

Faculty Publications

Kistler Library actively collects faculty publications. Please notify of any recent publications to ensure they are added to the Library's holdings. The Faculty Collection is currently located in the Front Reading Room.

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