Workshops & Liaison Librarians
Alert Services Guide
Order Materials
Course Reserves
Faculty Grants Application
Public Performance for Screening Media

Library research workshops are available for students upon request from faculty members. In consultation with the professor, the liaison librarian designs an actively engaging workshop to immerse students in research resources and prepare students to successfully complete course assignments.

Workshops are created for all course levels, and can feature:
  • effectively searching the catalog and scholarly databases
  • evaluating information sources
  • effective internet searching for scholarship
  • citing information sources
  • ethical use of intellectual property

Librarians also collaborate with faculty on digital assignments, such as:
  • Wikipedia Education Program
  • Digital storytelling
  • Online Timelines
  • and more

To schedule a Library Research Workshop, contact the liaison librarian for your department:



  1. Check our catalog before ordering. Sorry - we do not purchase textbooks for the collection.
  2. Provide as much order information (title, author, etc.) as possible.*
  3. Plan to order 4 to 6 weeks before needed (or longer, depending on availability).

*Please inform us if you are working with any vendor on a film festival or campus screening. By submitting the video form, you have acknowledged that you understand these limitations.

Questions may be directed to Tom Karel, Collection Development Librarian (x3845).

To place items on reserve, bring the physical items to the main desk in either library with a completed Course Reserve Form (PDF). Please feel free to call x4184 if you have any questions.


Faculty grants can be requested by new faculty and faculty teaching a new course. Faculty eligible for both a new faculty and new course grant should fill out two separate applications.

Faculty Grants Application

The policy for screening media at F&M is a College Policy and can be found here. This policy should be consulted prior to any decision about showing a film on campus in order to determine whether having public performance rights (PPR) is necessary.
Once the determination has been made that PPR are required, the Library can assist you in two ways:
  1. Identifying films that are part of the Library's collection and carry PPR
  2. Providing assistance in acquiring PPR by making an initial contact.



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