Faculty Support

Energize your research and teach more effectively with the help of your library.

New Course Procedures

Before submitting syllabi to the Educational Policies Committee, faculty must consult the Collection Services Librarian (Leslie.Burke@kzoo.edu) to ensure reliable access to library resources. Online resources like specialized databases, datasets, video content, and journal articles should be explicitly communicated. Resources acquired are dependent on collection development policies, technical requirements, and budget availability.

For more information on our collection priorities and policies, please visit the Collection Services page. If you have an acquisition request or suggestion, please fill out our online form (login required).

Library Instruction Sessions

Librarians teach a wide array of course-embedded library sessions, ranging from general information literacy to subject specific research tools and techniques in the disciplines.

Email reference@kzoo.edu to schedule a session for your students

Beyond Google for Faculty

For more information please see the Faculty Instructions for Beyond Google or visit the Beyond Google Faculty Guide.

Your students should complete the Library Assignment 24 hours before the Library Workshop for your Seminar.

Email reference@kzoo.edu to schedule your Library Workshop

Put Course Readings on Reserve

You may place personal or Kalamazoo College Library copies of course readings on reserve for student use each term.

Materials on course reserve must comply with copyright guidelines.

Physical items (such as books, CDs, DVDs) are located behind the Circulation Desk and have restricted check out periods. To place a physical item on course reserve, please email the printable reserve request form to circulation@kzoo.edu or drop off a printed copy at the Circulation Desk. Printed copies of the form are also available at the Circulation Desk for pickup.

     Printable Reserve Request Form (PDF, 123 KB)

Please allow 48 hours for processing Course Reserves. Course Reserves are processed 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 8:00 a.m. to noon on Friday. If you have questions, email circulation@kzoo.edu or call 269.337.5731.

Electronic items (such as articles in PDF) are available through Moodle. To learn how to use Moodle as a place to add your electronic readings yourself, contact Josh Moon, josh.moon@kzoo.edu.

Suggest a Purchase

We welcome suggestions for the purchase of library materials. Suggestions will be reviewed by a librarian according to our collection priorities and policies. See Collection Services for more information about the library collection.

Recommend a title for Purchase (online form).
Request books and journals (print or electronic) as well as streaming video titles.

Course Guides

A course guide presents a list of resources curated by a librarian, in cooperation with the instructor, to support student research for a particular course of discipline. Librarians create course guides upon request and visit your class to briefly explain the guide.

Email reference@kzoo.edu to request a course guide and visit

Get Help with Your Research

Librarians are available for individual consultations. Whether your research will be used in a grant-funded endeavor, in writing an article or book, or purely for your own interest, a dedicated reference librarian is standing by to assist you.

     Schedule a one-on-one meeting with a librarian

The Library also has a membership in the Center for Research Libraries and can interlibrary loan materials for you.

       Center for Research Libraries: vast searchable catalog of international academic and research libraries

Publish with ACS

To help our faculty publish in open access journals, the Kalamazoo College Library has entered into an agreement with the American Chemical Society (ACS) that covers the cost of article processing charges (APCs) for Kalamazoo College faculty publishing in eligible open access journals from ACS. Faculty can publish in ACS fully open access journals and hybrid journals. We have this agreement as a member of the Midwest Collaborative for Library Services (MCLS) consortium. You can read more about the MCLS agreement with ACS.

There is no cost to Kalamazoo College faculty to submit or publish, and the article will be published worldwide for researchers and students to read, cite, and share. Articles included in these agreements are published under a Creative Commons CC-BY license. The publishers have the right to publish the work in their journals, but authors retain all other rights.

If you have questions about the ACS agreement, please contact Leslie.Burke@kzoo.edu.

Departmental Liaisons

Faculty librarians serve as points of contact for the faculty and staff within the departments they serve. However, please feel free to contact anyone within the library regardless of departmental assignment. We’re here to help!

What liaisons can do for you…

  • Can be a first point of contact if you are unsure who to contact.
  • Will inform your department directly about new resources and/or policy changes. 
  • Edit and maintain your department’s Research Guide.


Robin Rank

Fine Arts (Art, Music, Theatre) and Languages

Robin Rank

Kelly Frost

Humanities (English, History, Philosophy, Religion)

Kelly Frost

Leslie Burke

Natural Sciences, Math, and Physical Education

Leslie Burke