9.  Reeves Library

9.A.  Library Privileges

Faculty and administrative staff may check out books from Reeves Library with a valid bar-coded photo ID card, available from Campus Safety. The library provides a variety of services and information including reference assistance, current and bound periodicals, interlibrary loan, and a large number of online resources.  The college’s videotape collection is also housed in Reeves Library; borrowing privileges are restricted to faculty and staff.  Contact the director’s secretary to borrow videos and DVDs.

 

9.B.  Library Hours

Library hours change from time to time throughout the academic year during holidays, final exam periods, and summer or other special sessions. Copies of the library’s schedule are distributed to all members of the faculty and administrative and support staffs and are available on the campus network.

 

9.C.  Lending Procedures

Books circulate to faculty members on an annual basis, renewable when needed. A book may be recalled when requested by others.  Periodicals do not circulate.

 

9.D.  Ordering

Requests for the purchase of materials should be entered on an order request form supplied by the library.  The information should be as complete as possible with the author, title, publisher, year, list price, and edition or series where relevant.  Order forms must be initialed by department chairs and routed to the library director.

 

9.E.  Reserve Materials

Faculty members may supplement their course materials by putting books and photo-copied articles on reserve.  It is the faculty member’s responsibility to obtain copyright permission for photocopies.  Books and photocopies should be brought to a staff member at the circulation desk.  He or she will fill out a form for the course and ask for the course number, the circulation period desired, and the author and title for each item as it appears on the syllabus.  Items should be brought to the desk at least 48 hours before assignments are made for their use.

 

9.F.  Cooperative Arrangements and Interlibrary Loan

The library supports faculty research and scholarly interests by interlibrary loan and cooperative arrangements and absorbs the charges involved.  The six college libraries of the Lehigh Valley Association of Independent Colleges are connected by computer with daily pickup and delivery service.  Lists of current periodicals received in the six libraries are available in the public services area.  After book or interlibrary loan request forms for materials needed are completed, these will be requested from other LVAIC libraries or any of the more than 7,000 libraries participating in the OCLC online interlibrary loan system.  The library will notify the requester when the materials arrive.  Faculty members may also borrow directly from other LVAIC libraries by presenting their Moravian identification card at the lending library’s circulation desk.  LVAIC libraries’ catalogs may be accessed by going to the “Other Library Catalogs” option on the Reeves Library homepage.

 

9.G.  Online Database Searching

Reeves Library offers online database searching for faculty using the DIALOG database.  Again, the library absorbs all charges as long as allocated funds last.  The librarians are available to discuss users’ needs and provide assistance.

9H. Bibliographic Instruction

Developing skills for conducting research in libraries helps improve the academic performance and development of students.  Sessions can be offered at the beginning of the semester or before research projects.  The reference librarians are happy to discuss needs and schedule bibliographic sessions.