Faculty and Staff Services
The Beloit College Information Services and Resources (ISR) Division provides access to information resources, supports their use, and serves as a center for engaged learning. Staff located in Mayer Hall and Col. Robert H. Morse Library and Richard Black Information Center collaborate and consult with faculty, students, and staff to provide a learning and living environment dedicated to the cultivation of liberally educated persons. The Library’s homepage provides access to the online catalog (Belcat), a rich collection of electronic resources, and information about Beloit College Library services. For information about College technology resources and services visit our Information Technology (IT) home page. Policies related to technology purchases, the Academic Technology Fund Plan (ATF) for faculty equipment replacements and other Library and IT services can be found on the ISR Plans and Policies web page.
Archives and Special Collections
Beloit College Archives collects and maintains documents and material of historic significance to Beloit College and is located on the lower level of the Morse Library with Special Collections and the Paula Black Seminar Room. Archivist Fred Burwell assists students, faculty and staff with discovery, access, and interpretation of these historical collections. To arrange an individual visit, classroom research instruction session, or research support for students tailored to a specific course topic, contact Fred at ext2485 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Instructional Technology & Multimedia Services (ITMS)
The IT Instructional Technology & Multimedia Services office (ITMS) provides multimedia equipment, services and training for classrooms and campus events. Descriptions of services offered and procedures for equipment and service requests are available on the ITMS web pages. For additional information about these services and assistance with multimedia equipment purchases, contact ITMS staff at ext2578 or email@example.com.
Beloit College Digital Collections
The Beloit College Digital Collections provide a means of online access to materials from the Archives and the two campus museums. ISR strives to digitize collections that are heavily used or particularly relevant to courses offered by the college in order to allow more convenient access. In addition, the Beloit College Digital Collections house repositories of student and faculty work. Ideas for future archival, student, or faculty collections are always welcome. For more information, please contact Digital Resources Librarian Josh Hickman at ext2246 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Classroom Research Instruction and Support
Working in collaboration with faculty, librarians will meet with classes or prepare customized, course-integrated materials showing useful sources, search strategies, how to evaluate the results, and how to locate and retrieve relevant resources. Librarians are also available to consult with faculty about designing assignments that make the best use of the wide variety of Library resources. Contact Chris Nelson at ext2544 or email@example.com.
Computer Training Rooms
The Library’s Bibliographic Instruction (BI) Room may be reserved by faculty and staff, when not in use by ISR staff. Use is limited to those needing computer technology or cable links for special, one-time instructional use only. The room is located on the Library’s lower level and is equipped with twelve workstations, one instructor’s station, and a data projector. Printing access is nearby.
Email and Network Accounts
Campus email and network accounts have been created in advance for you. Beloit College uses Google Apps for Education (GAE) on campus. If you do not have the information related to your account, please contact the IT Help Desk at 608-363-2067. You may also visit the IT offices located on the second floor of Mayer Hall.
Faculty - Additional Research Support
University of Wisconsin-Madison extends borrowing privileges to Beloit College faculty. Contact the Reference Desk (ext2544) if you have questions about how this process works.
Faculty Resource Room
The Faculty Resource Room offers access to some of the latest instructional technologies and software. Staff is available to assist you with utilizing these resources, provide one-on-one consultation, assist with classroom instruction, and incorporating academic technologies into your teaching and research. This room is located on the lower level of the Library. For additional information contact Jedidiah Rex ext2456 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Instructional Technology web page.
Information Technology (IT) Help Desk
Questions about college-owned office computers and software, accessing the campus networks (wired and wireless), and making technology purchases may be directed to the IT Help Desk or use the online Service Request form.
Books and periodical articles not owned by the Beloit College Library may be obtained, usually within 7-14 days and sometimes even sooner. Interlibrary loan services are free for all faculty, staff, and students. Interlibrary loan requests may be initiated through our online resources (WorldCat, FindIt, etc.) or by accessing the Interlibrary Loan form through the Library home page. Contact Cindy Cooley at ext2567 or email@example.com or Chris Nelson at ext2544 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions you may have.
Learning Management System
Moodle is the college’s learning or course management system. For more information, please see the Moodle Overview and Moodle Policy webpages that contain many useful resources related to using Moodle. If you have questions or want to start to use Moodle, please send an email to email@example.com.
Library Borrowing Privileges
Faculty and staff may check out books for one semester. Books requested by another user may be recalled after one month. AV material loans are 14-28 days. Renewal of many Library materials can be accomplished online using the Library catalog’s (Belcat) “MyAccount” feature.
Please refer to the Library Reserves page for procedures and deadlines for placing materials on reserve for your courses. The old adage still holds true that the sooner you can get us your reserve materials/orders the better! Contact Deb Lynch at ext2230 with questions about the Library reserves process.
Mediated Technology Space
The Mediated Technology Space (MeTS) is a collaborative learning space located on the Library’s main floor that is available for use by students, faculty, and staff. The resources: digital scanners, photo editing, video editing, and web design tools, as well as a dedicated print station are available during all hours the Library is open. Assistance in using the resources is available just steps away from the Tech Help Desk on Sunday-Thursday evenings during the academic term.
Ordering Library Materials
Selecting content for the Library's collections is a responsibility shared by the librarians, faculty, staff, and students of Beloit College. In order to provide access to the materials most relevant to the curriculum as well as the teaching and learning goals of a liberal education, faculty recommendations are critical. This collaborative approach to collection management focuses the subject knowledge of faculty on the content evaluation of materials and this expertise improves the content of the collection – the community's resource. Developing new areas of the collection may require special planning and consideration. We will make every effort to meet your needs within our budgetary and collection scope limits.
- Books and audio-visual materials orders:
See Procedures for Ordering New Library Materials for detailed instructions.
- Journal orders:
Contact Joel Paulson at ext2482 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Requests for new journal subscriptions are best accompanied by a rationale, as outlined in the “Periodical Subscription Request Form,” available at the Reference Desk.
The Portal is your tool for viewing advisee transcripts and schedules, class rosters, enter grades and find other useful information that is recorded in the college’s enterprise resource planning software, Jenzabar EX. You may log into the Portal directly or through the button on the Terrarium using your network username and password. Please contact the IT Help Desk if you have difficulty logging into the Portal or have any questions.
Reference and Tech Help Desk
Reference staff is available most hours the Library is open to provide help to researchers and answer questions about the Library collection and services. In addition to drop-in face-to-face service researchers may consult with staff via email and IM, or schedule a research consultation. You can also get help in the Library with your computer technology questions at the Tech Help Desk located next to the Reference Desk.
Wired and Wireless Network Access
The wired, fiber optic network extends throughout campus and is the primary method of access. Wireless access is available in most academic buildings and other selected areas of campus. Instructions for setting up your computer for using the wireless network can be found on the wireless information page. Please contact the IT Help Desk for more information about using the wireless network.