Services for Faculty
Schedule a Research Instruction Class
Research instruction classes are designed to help students develop the ability to locate, evaluate, and use information effectively. They can range from a targeted class on subject-specific resources to an overview of constructing successful search strategies. The reference librarians encourage you to integrate library instruction into your classes. We are happy to work with you to design instruction that will meet the specific needs of your class.
Instruction Policies: Classes take place during scheduled class periods in the library's Research Instruction Center. Please allow at least 10 days to schedule a class.
To schedule a research instruction class, please use our Library Instruction Request Form.
Faculty must attend class with their students. By attending, faculty members reinforce the importance of library instruction, and can make connections to larger course goals and themes. Instruction classes are most effective when tied to a particular assignment or project. This increases the class’s relevance and students' retention of the concepts presented.
For more in-depth information about information literacy, please see our Information Literacy and Instruction Online Research Guide.
If you have any questions please contact Adam Williams, Reference Librarian/Research Instruction Coordinator, at 781.891.2692 or email@example.com. You may also contact your departmental library liaison.
Placing Materials on Course Reserve
Research Assistance for Faculty
Are you looking to refresh your knowledge about the library's resources? Would you like to learn more about one of our databases? We would be happy to schedule library training for you on an individual or departmental basis, either in the Research Instruction Center (RIC) or in your own office. Please contact either your departmental library liaison or Adam Williams at 781.891.2692 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Reserving the RIC for non-library instruction events
Occasionally, the library's Research Instruction Center (RIC) may be used by other groups on campus. This classroom cannot be booked through the Registrar or the online event room reservation system; reservations in the RIC are made at the discretion of the Research Instruction Coordinator. Library instruction takes priority in this classroom; campus groups should be aware, especially during the academic year that reservations are subject to change. If your reservation changes, you will be notified no later than 10 days in advance. To reserve the RIC, contact Adam Williams, Reference Librarian/Research Instruction Coordinator at 781.891.2692 or email@example.com.
Scan on Demand
Bentley's Scan on Demand is a free, electronic document delivery service that enables Faculty to request and obtain digital scans of journal articles and book chapters from the Library’s print collections. You can request materials via ILLiad or can learn more about this service on our Scan on Demand FAQ page.
Borrowing Privileges at Other Libraries
Faculty may use the Brandeis University borrowing cards to borrow materials from the Brandeis Library. Full-time Bentley faculty can also request for a borrowing card to request materials from some of the other area libraries. Check out our borrowing page for more details.
Research Guides for Faculty
Bentley Library provides support to faculty through their work as subject specialists, who serve both as contacts for individuals (book and journal requests, specialized reference service, etc.) and as liaisons to academic departments and programs.
Faculty is encouraged to contact their liaison for assistance with research questions or projects. Library liaisons can assist you in selecting and navigating the most appropriate online research databases for your needs.
Liaisons are also responsible for selecting and purchasing materials within their subject specialty. Please contact your library liaison with purchase requests for books, videos, journals and online resources.