Foley Library Services for Faculty

Foley Library Services for Faculty

Library information for Gonzaga Faculty

The Foley Library is committed to providing the highest possible service to our faculty, our goal is to partner with you in your personal research and teaching as well the research and reference needs of your students.  This page will provide basic information about our services as well as links to more detailed information available on our website.

Circulation and Reserves    

    Library materials in our general stacks check out to faculty for a semester at a time.  Materials can be renewed either online, over the phone (x5803) or in person.  Faculty may renew items for up to eight times.  After the eighth renewal material must be returned to Foley.  Faculty are not charge fines for material from the general circulating collection.  They are charged for lost books and late fees for our popular collection of books and videos as well as overdue Interlibrary loan materials.  Holds for Foley materials can be placed online through the library catalog and materials will be delivered to departmental offices via Bulldog Express.

    Course related materials can be placed on reserve for use by students.  Both library materials as well as personal materials can be placed on reserve.  If you would like us to pull library materials fill out the “Course Reserve Form” and materials will be pulled and put on Reserve.  Reserve materials must be in compliance with current copyright laws which prohibit unauthorized course packs as well as private off air tapings of programs or films.  Interlibrary loan materials are also not eligible for Reserve.

Library Instruction

    The Foley Library faculty have a strong commitment to ensuring that all our students are aware of and able to effectively use library resources.  Information literacy is a necessary component of the college educational experience and we are excited about working with individual faculty in providing students the training in library resources needed to do their coursework.  Library instruction sessions are available and can range from a one class session to extended instruction over the course of the semester.  Instruction can focus on general library concepts or on help for specific assignments.  Check out the Library Instruction webpages or contact Kelly Jenks x3829.     

    The instruction staff also provides training in RefWorks.  RefWorks is a web-based citation manager available to the Gonzaga community.  Faculty is encouraged to sign up for RefWorks and to utilize it for personal research as well as classroom work.  Students who have library instruction are routinely introduced to RefWorks as an excellent way to manage their bibliographic information.  RefWorks training sessions are held weekly. Class times are posted on the RefWorks training pages.

Distance/Online Education

    Students taking classes online or at a distance have access to services and materials at Foley.  The Distance Education staff is committed to helping those students use online resources and instruction.  Distance students should review the information provided for them on the Distance Services web pages.  To assist faculty teaching in these environments there is also a Distance Education faculty page.  Also feel free to contact Theresa Kappus x3820 for any additional questions.    

Interlibrary Loan/ILLiad/Document delivery

    Foley Library provides interlibrary loan services through our ILLiad software.  Interlibrary loan services are provided free of charge to all faculty, staff and students at Gonzaga. Interlibrary loan requests can be made directly from your ILLiad account or via an ILLiad link in any of our databases.  Articles requested through ILLiad are usually delivered via email within 72 hours.  Book requests will take longer due to mailing time.  When books are received they are delivered to departmental offices via Bulldog Express unless indicated otherwise in the request.  There is no limit on ILL requests but remember fines will be charged for late ILL materials.     

    The ILL department will also scan article from the Foley periodical collection for faculty.  If you need an article in paper copy at Foley submit the article as an ILLiad request and our staff will scan and send it to you as a PDF.  Foley is no longer able to provide copies of articles, only electronic copies of our holdings.

Collection Development

    Faculty are an integral part of the book purchasing process at Foley.  Each department has a library faculty member who works with the department to ensure that the materials purchased meet the needs of the students and the faculty in the department.  Foley Library has a comprehensive collection development policy and also is working on specific policies for each department. Book orders can be placed online or go through the departmental library liaisons.  Contact Linda Pierce x3834 for additional information about collection development practices and policies.