Faculty & Staff Services

We can save you time, enliven your courses with academic content (books, databases, journal articles, streaming audio and video, etc.), improve your students' research skills, and help you in your scholarly pursuits in many ways.

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Library Instruction and Information Literacy

University of St. Thomas Subject Liaison Librarians welcome the opportunity to work with faculty and students on library collections and information literacy.  Information literacy encompasses to the skills necessary to be able to find, evaluate, use, and produce information in effective and ethical ways.

We invite you to collaborate with us in developing appropriate assignments that support your course goals. We also encourage you to talk to us about integrating information literacy into your teaching and assignments.  Please contact your Subject Liaison Librarian to schedule an instruction session, develop a library research assignment, integrate information literacy, request a course guide, consult about finding resources or data, or request new sources.

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Course Materials

We have two options to help faculty deliver course materials.

Resource Lists in Canvas: Collaborate with library staff to build and deliver a list of course materials in Canvas; easy to add citations for both electronic and physical items from our collections and request digitization, short-term licensing, and Course Reserves services from staff.

Course Reserves: This is the traditional Course Reserves service, where physical items are placed on shelves behind the desk for short term loans or small portions are digitized through fair use and linked as short-term electronic reserves. This service is also included in Resource Lists.

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Embed library content into Canvas

The St. Thomas Libraries subscribe to thousands of unique journals, streaming videos, and streaming audio online and hundreds of databases for use in teaching and research. We encourage you to place direct links to these resources within Canvas and on web pages.

  • Easy access for students to exactly what faculty want them to use
  • Fewer copyright concerns - the link is to something for which we've already paid
  • Linking generates usage statistics – usage statistics help us make better decisions about our collection
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Research Data Services

Get assistance finding data sets for your research, managing your own data, and complying with funders' Data Management Planning and Open Access requirements.

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Faculty and staff book delivery service

Faculty and Staff members on the St. Paul campus may register to have books requested from CLICsearch or Interlibrary Loan delivered to their on-campus mailbox.

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St. Thomas Research Online

Research Online is a digital repository intended to collect, organize, disseminate, preserve and increase the impact of and highlight the scholarly work created or sponsored by faculty, students or staff of St. Thomas. Members of the academic community are invited to contribute their completed scholarship for long-term preservation and worldwide electronic accessibility.

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Recommend a purchase

If you would like the library to purchase a book, media, or subscription you think would be beneficial to the collection, please feel free to fill out a request so that it may be considered.

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Borrowing privileges & policies

For faculty, emeriti, & staff

Book & Music Score

  • Loan Period: 120 Days
  • Unlimited Items
  • Renewals: 1

Media (DVD & VHS)

  • Loan Period: 7 Days
  • Maximum Items: 15

Audio Recording

  • Loan Period: 7 Days
  • Maximum Items: 15

Faculty Development Library Content

Chronicle of Higher Education

Chronicle of Higher Education

The daily newspaper and feature magazine for higher education; access our campus subscription here. Create a free personal account for email newsletters, job alerts, etc.

Teaching Professor

Teaching Professor

This monthly newsletter focuses on teaching strategies for the busy faculty member. Available online with archives back to 2005. Create a personal account to keep track of your PDF downloads.

Adjunct Nation

Adjunct Nation

Our subscription to this website allows adjunct faculty to keep up to date on the latest higher education news, professional development and networking opportunities, and more.