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Faculty and Staff Services

General Information

Megan Fitch, Chief Information Officer
Pegg Stoddard,
Executive Secretary

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.

Information Technology (IT) provides technology resources and services to students, faculty, and staff. 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 Learning Studio
Beloit College Digital Collections
Library Borrowing Privileges
Course Research Instruction and Support  
Library Reserves
Email and Network Accounts
Moodle
Faculty Support
Ordering Library Materials
IT Support
the Portal
Innovation Space
Research Consultation for Students
Instructional Technology
Wired and Wireless Network Access
Interlibrary Loan

         



Archives and Special Collections

Beloit College Archives and Special Collections collects and maintains documents and material of historic significance to Beloit College and is located on the lower level of the Morse Library next to 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 x2485.



Beloit College Digital Collections

The Beloit College Digital Collections (BCDC) provide online access to materials from the Archives, The Logan Museum of Anthropology, and the Wright Museum of Art. 

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, BCDC houses repositories of student and faculty work. Ideas for future archival, student, or faculty collections are always welcome.

Contact: Josh Hickman, x2246



Course-related 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, x2544    



Email and Network Accounts

Campus email and network accounts have been created in advance for you. Beloit College uses Google Apps for Education. If you do not have the information related to your account, please contact IT Support, x2067. 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, x2544 if you have questions about how this process works.



Information Technology (IT) Support

Questions about college-owned office computers and software, accessing the campus networks (wired and wireless), and making technology purchases may be directed to IT Support.

You can also get IT help in the Library with your computer technology questions at IT Support located next to the Reference Desk.



Innovation Space

The purpose of this space is to facilitate the creation of a variety of digital media projects - podcasts, videos, and other multimedia. This space will work in concert with the Learning Studio providing a place where students can use what they learn about these tools to create new digital projects.Technology in this space includes:

  • 7 audio/video editing stations
  • A group collaboration space (LCD display with connection for a laptop or other device)
  • 3 flatbed and 2 high-volume document scanners
  • Computers that dual-boot to run Windows and Mac OS

The computers have the following software applications installed:

  • Adobe Design suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign, Acrobat Pro)
  • Adobe Premiere
  • Audacity
  • Final Cut Pro
  • iLife suite (iMovie, iPhoto, GarageBand)
  • iWorks suite (Keynote, Pages, Number)
  • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Screenflow (video screen capture)
  • Windows Live Movie Maker


Instructional Technology

Instructional Technology staff provide training and support for innovative technology resources for teaching and learning. 

Contacts: Jedidiah Rex, x2456 and Adam Dinnes, x2576



Interlibrary Loan

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.

The best way to submit book requests is via BELCAT. Find the item you need, click on Request Item through Interlibrary Loan, fill in the information about yourself, and submit. You cal also use our e-journal discovery service - FindIt - streamline the submission process, or ourbook request form and an article request form.

Contact: Cindy Cooley, x2567



Learning Studio

The Learning Studio provides a venue for instruction. Located in the library's lower level, this space will work in concert with the Innovation Space providing a place where students can learn about the tools available to create new digital projects.

  • May be reserved for library instruction sessions
  • Open to general campus users after 4:00 p.m., Sunday through Thursday
  • 12 student stations and an instructor station which is connected to a projector. The computers dual-boot to run Windows and Mac OS
  • Connected to a high speed laser duplex printer outside of the classroom

The computers have the following software applications installed:

  • Adobe Design suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign, Acrobat Pro)
  • Adobe Premiere
  • Audacity
  • Final Cut Pro
  • iLife suite (iMovie, iPhoto, GarageBand)
  • iWorks suite (Keynote, Pages, Number)
  • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Screenflow (video screen capture)
  • Windows Live Movie Maker


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 MyAccount



Library Reserves

Please refer to the Library Reserves page for procedures and deadlines for placing materials on reserve for your courses. The sooner you can get us your reserve materials/orders the better!

Contact: Deb Lynch, x2230



Moodle

Moodle is the college’s course management system. For more information, please see the Moodle Overview and Moodle Policy that contain many useful resources.

Contacts: Jedidiah Rex, x2456 and Adam Dinnes, x2576



Ordering Library Materials  
       

Selecting content for the Library's collections is a responsibility shared by the librarians, faculty, staff, and students. 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 Ordering New Library Materials

  • Journal orders:
    Requests for new journal subscriptions are best accompanied by a rationale, and may initiate a librarian and faculty review of existing department or program-related subscriptions. 

Contact: Josh Hickman, x2246



The Portal

the Portal
is your tool for viewing advisee transcripts and schedules, class rosters, entering grades and finding 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.

Contact: IT Support, x2067



Research Consultation and Support

Students may not know that librarians are research consultants.  Faculty recommendations can help students make that connection.  Please consider including this sample text, or similar information, in your syllabus or Moodle pages:
       For help with research, you can stop at the Library Reference Desk, email, or call x2544 to ask questions most hours the library is open. Library staff will consult on research strategies, database selection, and finding sources for your assignments.



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.