Faculty Teaching Support

Collection Development

We encourage all faculty at Wheaton to help us build library collections that closely match the college curriculum and the needs of our students. Each academic department or program has a designated librarian who ensures that acquisitions funds are expended well. Please contact your subject librarian to find out how to become involved in recommending library materials.

Educational Technology

The right technology can enhance your teaching, support student assignments, and foster a collaborative learning environment. In addition to the academic software available on library computers, we may be able to suggest additional applications and resources.

It is not easy to keep up with the rapidly changing world of educational technology. Let us help you and your students find the most appropriate and effective applications. For more information, please contact librarian Terry Huttenlock.

LibGuides

LibGuides are easy-to-use, online templates that enable you to post and/or link material relevant to your courses and direct your students to library resources. If you would like a LibGuide created for your course(s), please contact your subject librarian.

Library FAQs

 

Research Instruction

As of fall 2016, undergraduate students receive sequenced research instruction in the information literacy component of Christ at the Core. Beyond this sequence, customized instruction is available for all other courses, both undergraduate and graduate, at your request. In consultation with you, your subject librarian can prepare and deliver instruction that is tailored to particular assignments, topics, or skills. We can also advise you on developing assignments that will make effective use of library resources and help meet your teaching objectives. (Learn more)

Placing Materials on Reserve

Physical Items

  • Please bring the items to the circulation desk at least 3 days before your students will need access
  • Provide your name, course name, course number, and the effective time period
  • Items will be circulated to your students for two hours at a time
  • For more information, please contact circulation.desk@wheaton.edu

Journal Articles

  • Journal articles that are available in full text through a library-provided database with a “persistent link” can be linked directly into Schoology or any other Web page
  • How to create a persistent link
  • If you include journal articles in a course pack or post them in Schoology, you must follow the college’s copyright guide

Sound Recordings

  • Please contact us at least 3 days before your students will need access
  • Music subject librarian will create audio files or place physical CDs on reserve at the circulation desk

Student Plagiarism

Wheaton students know that plagiarism is wrong, but often lack precise knowledge about what does and does not constitute plagiarism in a given instance. To make this judgment even harder, the definition of plagiarism varies somewhat from one scholarly discipline to another, and expectations also differ across the globe. International students especially may appreciate explicit guidance.

The library faculty have prepared a tutorial that provides clear, practical examples of plagiarism and borderline plagiarism according to commonly held American standards. As such, the tutorial serves as a practical application of the college’s Academic Honesty Policy.

Please consider assigning or recommending this tutorial in your courses. When the student completes the tutorial, a certificate can be printed as proof of successful completion. For more information, please contact research.help@wheaton.edu.

Teaching Space

The following spaces are available for class sessions or other instructional activities in which students require ready access to library resources.

  • Reservations can be placed in 25Live.
  • Semester-long or quad-long reservations (excluding exam week) will be accepted only if access to library resources and/or computers is required for each student for each class period of the course
  • If access is needed for only some class periods, please make your reservation for those specific dates only
  • For more information about reservations, please contact library.admin@wheaton.edu
  • Academic software is installed on library computers. If you require other software, please contact ait.service.desk@wheaton.edu at least 3 weeks before the beginning of the semester. Due to system requirements and software incompatibilities, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to install the software you request.
  • See our exam week policy if you're interested in reserving a computer lab during finals week.

 

Hoisington Conference RoomBuswell room 126

20 seats. Smart classroom (networked computer, DVD, VHS, and CD player, projector), whiteboard, lectern.

Library Seminar RoomBuswell room 133

18 seats. CD, cassette, LP record, VHS, and DVD players, overhead projector, piano, chalkboard, lectern.

Archival Seminar RoomBilly Graham Center room 309

24 seats. Smart classroom (networked computer, DVD, VHS, and CD player, video projector), whiteboard.

Buswell Computer Labs (can be reserved separately, or combined into one space)

Lab A: 30 PC workstations, one instructor workstation with projection to screen

Lab B: 16 PC workstations, one instructor workstation with projection to screen

Both labs have the following features:

  • Instructor workstations that can boot as either a PC or Mac
  • A touchscreen to allow on-screen annotations (PC only)
  • Personal laptops can be connected and projected
  • Apple TV with AirPlay, to allow teaching from an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch