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F&M College Library

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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 and 2 faculty: Teaching the Connections Curriculum: Integrating the Library 

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

Request Materials

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



During this pandemic, we are working to support online teaching and learning by acquiring and providing, if possible, electronic versions of books, films and other content needed for courses and student or faculty research. If you have any questions prior to completing the forms, please contact a librarian listed below.



  1. Check our catalog before making a request.
  2. Use the Book Request form to request a print book or ebook. Use the Film Request form to request streaming access. We will order a DVD only if the film is not available for streaming access or a DVD is needed for a specific purpose. Follow the directions at the top of each form. Please note: Check AVON first as these films are all available immediately via a subscription. If your film is not in AVON, the fastest way to obtain streaming access to flims in Kanopy and Swank is to search for titles on the platforms. There are requests forms that can be filled out on those platforms that will go directly to both the vendor and us.
  3. Provide as much information (title, author, etc.) on the form as possible. If a field is required but you do not have any information to include simply indicate "n/a".
  4. Plan to request 4 to 6 weeks before needed, if possible. Some items may also arrive very quickly, but not always.
  5. Faculty who are traveling or doing research overseas or elsewhere and find resources of interest that they would like to purchase for the Library are welcome to do so providing that-
    • The Library does not currently own the title in question (we do not purchase duplicates).
    • The intent to purchase the item and the details (cost, etc.) is communicated to the Library prior to the purchase.
    • All receipts or other proof of purchase are retained to be submitted to the Library so that these documents can be submitted to the Business Office and the faculty member can be reimbursed.

Questions may be directed to Tom Karel, Associate Librarian for Collection Management, (x3845) or to Bonnie Powers, Content Services Librarian,  (x3843). 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,
    • (2) a professor's personal copy of a book, article, or item
    • (3) a book 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 Bonnie Powers (x3843)
Arabic Language Bonnie Powers (x3843)
Art & Art History Anna Boutin-Cooper (x3896)
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 Anna Boutin-Cooper (x3896)
Earth & Environment Andy Gulati (x4261)
Economics Tom Karel (x3845)
English Lisa Stillwell (x3844)
Film & Media Studies Anna Boutin-Cooper (x3896)
French Meghan Kelly (x4435)
German & German Studies Anna Boutin-Cooper (x3896)
Government Tom Karel (x3845)
History Christopher Raab (x4225)
International Studies Bonnie Powers (x3843)
Italian Scott Vine (x3840)
Japanese Language Meghan Kelly (x4435)
Judaic Studies Meghan Kelly (x4435)
Linguistics Bonnie Powers (x3843)
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 Anna Boutin-Cooper (x3896)
Science, Technology & Society Andy Gulati (x4261)
Scientific and Philosophical Studies of Mind Scott Vine (x3840)
Sociology Lisa Stillwell (x3844)
Spanish Bonnie Powers (x3843)
Theatre Anna Boutin-Cooper (x3896)
Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies Lisa Stillwell (x3844)

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