Welcome New Faculty Members!

    We have created this page to introduce our staff and some of the services we provide. We are here to assist you in any way we can -- please don't hesitate to contact us with questions, to schedule a tour of the library, or just to say hello.

    Library Staff

    Name Title Phone Areas of responsibility
    David Cruse Electronic Resources Librarian / Dept. Chair x4241 library website, database access, technology issues, library policies
    Richard Geyer Reference Librarian x4220 reference, ILL, bibliographic instruction
      Technical Services Librarian   ordering, cataloging, subscriptions, purchase requests, archives


    Faculty members may borrow books for 120 days. DVDs and videos circulate for one week, and CDs circulate for four weeks. Your Adrian College photo ID serves as your library card. When you first visit, we will need to set up your account in our computer system, but this only takes a minute. Faculty members are not charged overdue fines (except for materials borrowed through interlibrary loan), but we do charge replacement cost for lost materials.

    Interlibrary Loan
    Our interlibrary loan service gives you free access to books, articles and other items not held by our library. We are able to borrow from libraries across the country. You can make ILL requests directly through many of our databases -- this is the most convenient method. You can also make requests through book and article request forms available on our website. Overdue fines for ILL materials are $1 per item per day. Richard Geyer is the staff contact for renewals.

    Off-Campus Access to Library Resources
    You are able to access all our databases and electronic journals from home. When you click a database link from our website, you will be prompted for your Adrian College Blackboard system username and password. If you have questions or problems with off-campus access, please contact David Cruse.

    Bibliographic Instruction
    Currently, our bibliographic instruction program is limited to CORE courses. Contact Richard Geyer to schedule a session.

    We offer a reserve service for faculty. You can place books, articles, class notes, and other materials on reserve. Contact David Cruse with questions about reserves. We do not currently have an electronic reserve system, but you can use the Blackboard courseware system to post documents online for your courses. Contact Christine Adams or David Cruse with questions about using Blackboard for reserve documents.

    Reserve Policy (pdf) | Reserve Request Form (pdf) | Reserve Request Form - Photocopies (pdf)

    Ordering Library Materials
    We rely on faculty to help us order useful new materials for our collection. We welcome your suggestions for books, DVDs, CDs or other items to purchase. There is an order form availble on our website, which should be printed and forwarded to your Department Chair for approval. Please contact Noelle Keller with any questions about ordering.

    Who do I call?

    Library administration David Cruse x4241
    Shipman circulation, due dates, renewals David Cruse x4241
    Reserves David Cruse x4241
    Reference Reference Desk x3828 or Richard Geyer x4220
    Website, databases, other technology questions David Cruse x4241
    Ordering Noelle Keller x4229
    Archives Noelle Keller x4229
    Room Scheduling Reference Desk x3828 or any librarian
    Bibliographic Instruction / ILL Richard Geyer x4220
    UPDATED: 11/13/2019

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