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Workshops and Liaison Librarians

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:

  • Digital storytelling
  • Online Timelines
  • Mapping Projects
  • and more

For Connections 1 faculty: Teaching the Connections Curriculum: Integrating the Library 

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

Request a Purchase

All members of the F&M community are invited to request resources for the collection using the forms found at the end of this section. Please refer to the guidelines below before placing your request. 


Check our catalog before making a request

The book and film request forms found below should be used for the following purposes. Requests should be made as far in advance as possible:

Book Request:

  • Ordering new print books for the library’s collection

  • Ordering new ebooks for the library’s collection

  • Requesting electronic access to a book we already own in print

  • Requesting any of the above for faculty use in courses

Film Request:

  • Requesting streaming film licensing

  • Requesting a DVD or blu-ray: Note  -  we will acquire streaming access unless the physical format is needed for a specific purpose.

  • Requesting electronic access to movies we already own on DVD or blu-ray

  • Requesting DVD digitization: NOTE  - We will only digitize DVDs in very limited circumstances due to copyright constraints. We will license a streaming version of the film instead, if possible. 

  • Requesting any of the above for faculty use in courses


Questions may be directed to Tom Karel, Associate Librarian for Collection Management, (x3845) or to Meghan Kelly, Content Services Librarian,  (x4435). And always feel free to reach out to the liaison librarian for your department to facilitate requests.


Course Reserves

To place items on reserve, bring the physical items to the main desk in either library with a completed Course Reserve Form (below). Please feel free to call x4410 if you have any questions.



  • Reserves remain in the Library and can be checked out from Circulation for 4 hours at a time.
  • Reserves can be
    • (1) a library copy of a book/item,
    • (2) a professor's personal copy of a book, article, or item
    • (3) a book/item ordered for the course (given at least 1 month to process), or
    • (4) a photocopy (allowing for copyright clearance).
  • Please bring in materials at least 24 hours before they are needed.
  • Textbooks are not ordered for the library, but faculty may place a personal copy on reserve.
  • One copy per 20 students can be placed on reserve.
  • Photocopies require copyright clearance or written permission from the publisher. If permission is not granted, we will remove the item from reserve due to copyright restrictions.

Public Performance for Screening Media

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.

Please see the FAQs linked below for additional information. 

Liaison Librarians


Africana Studies Lisa Stillwell (x3844)
American Studies Christopher Raab (x4225)
Anthropology Louise LoBello (x4433)
Arabic Language Meghan Kelly (x4435)
Art & Art History Louise LoBello (x4433)
Bioinformatics Andy Gulati (x4261)
Biological Foundations of Behavior Andy Gulati (x4261)
Biology Andy Gulati (x4261)
Business, Organizations & Society Meghan Kelly (x4435)
Chemistry Andy Gulati (x4261)
Chinese Language Meghan Kelly (x4435)
Classics Scott Vine (x3840)
Computer Science Andy Gulati (x4261)
Dance Lisa Stillwell (x3844)
Earth & Environment Andy Gulati (x4261)
Economics Tom Karel (x3845)
English Lisa Stillwell (x3844)
Film & Media Studies Louise LoBello (x4433)
French Meghan Kelly (x4435)
German & German Studies Heidrun Perez (x4206)
Government Tom Karel (x3845)
History Ryan Nadeau (x3896)
International Studies Ryan Nadeau (x3896)
Italian Scott Vine (x3840)
Japanese Language Meghan Kelly (x4435)
Judaic Studies Meghan Kelly (x4435)
Linguistics Louise LoBello (x4433)
Mathematics Andy Gulati (x4261)
Music Meghan Kelly (x4435)
Philosophy Scott Vine (x3840)
Physics & Astronomy Andy Gulati (x4261)
Psychology Scott Vine (x3840)
Public Policy Tom Karel (x3845)
Religious Studies Meghan Kelly (x4435)
Russian & Russian Studies Christopher Raab (x4225)
Science, Technology & Society Andy Gulati (x4261)
Scientific and Philosophical Studies of Mind Scott Vine (x3840)
Sociology Lisa Stillwell (x3844)
Spanish Louise LoBello (x4433)
Theatre Lisa Stillwell (x3844)
Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies Lisa Stillwell (x3844)

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