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For Faculty: Library Guide

Suggest Purchases for the Library

Request Interlibrary Loans

Contact Library Faculty

Amanda Cain, adjunct (language, literature, philosophy, environmental studies, law, organizational leadership, economics & business)

Dianne Carey (information science, art, education, geography, history, sports/recreation, fashion, generalities)

Mary Ann Confar, adjunct (computer science, music, performing arts, technology)

Amy Herman (anthropology, social problems, ESOL, physical therapy, political science, sociology culinary arts, customs & folklore, home & family managment)

Meredith Tummeti, adjunct (Poulsbo and Shelton collections)

Heather Newcomer (Communication & Journalism, Digital Filmmaking, Education/Teaching & Learning, Math/Science, Medicine/Health, Religion,)


Services for Faculty

Schedule library instruction

To schedule a session, please contact us at librarians@olympic.edu. In addition, please...

  • let us know your preferred date and time.
  • send us your syllabus and a description of the research-related assignment/s at least one week in advance.

Assignments can be designed to encourage students to actively seek information, retrieve it successfully, assess it critically, and apply it in thought-provoking ways. If you don't have an assignment, library faculty are happy to work with you to design one.

Incorporate Information Literacy into your teaching

"Information literacy is the set of integrated abilities encompassing the reflective discovery of information, the understanding of how information is produced and valued, and the use of information in creating new knowledge and participating ethically in communities of learning." Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Ed

Information Literacy and Technology is a Core Ability at Olympic College. Learn more and see examples of information literacy and research-related assignments.

Place course materials on reserve

To place a hard copy of book, article, video, or other item on reserve, please...

  • bring the item to the Circulation Desk (you may also email a PDF if it is an article)


  • communicate which item you wish to be pulled from the library collection

  • complete the Course Reserve form

  • Contact Robin Jeffrey with questions, (rjeffrey@olympic.edu)

  • allow at least 3 days to process

To place material on e-reserve please...

Create links to articles (in EBSCO etc.) for your students.

Each database is a little different, but essentially you'll want to paste the proxy prefix to the front of the article URL so that the article runs through the college's proxy server. Off-campus students will need to enter their current username and password to access the database/article. See here for directions.

Understand copyright and fair use

Copied material should follow the guidelines of copyright law. In addition to Olympic College's Policy, see our self-help tools for understanding copyright and fair-use doctrine as it applies to using the work of others in the classroom.

Support academic integrity

See books, style manuals, and plagiarism detection sites here...