New Faculty & Staff – This is What the Library Has to Offer You!

The DiMenna-Nyselius Library empowers the members of our community in the development of their whole person, including their intellectual, psychological, spiritual, and professional exploration; their growth as critical thinkers; their endeavors as knowledge creators; and their quest for lifelong fulfillment. Other departments located within the Library, as part of the Academic Commons, include: The Writing Center, ITS Help Desk, Math Center, Office of Accessibility, Global Fairfield, and CAS Fredrickson Family Innovation Lab, and Science Center (opening Fall 2023).

The DiMenna-Nyselius Library offers staff and faculty:

• One-on-one research consultation with a librarian: in-person, virtually, by email, or phone

• 24/7 help via chat service from the library homepage

Digital scholarship support in using emerging tech and digital methods to undertake and present research

DigitalCommons@Fairfield, an institutional repository service of the Library, offers open access to the collected scholarship and creative works of faculty, staff, and students. DigitalCommons@Fairfield increases the visibility of the University's scholarship, maximizes research impact, and provides worldwide access

• Online research guides, citation guides, and tutorials

• Citation management software and assistance setting up Zotero accounts

• One million books/ebooks and over 200 databases of academic articles and streaming media

Digital subscriptions to the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, & the Chronicle of Higher Education

University Archives and Special Collections including the Fairfield University History Online database

Course Reserves and Student Donated Textbook Collection for students to access course materials in the Library

Interlibrary Loan, a free service to request articles/books from other libraries

• Delivery of library physical items to faculty/staff offices. Home delivery for 100% remote faculty & graduate students

Scan & Deliver service to request scanned journal articles and book chapters from the library’s own collections

• Tech equipment such as computers, laptops, chargers, printers, scanners

• Reserveable Lactation Room for caregivers

Special programs such as workshops, reading challenges, and an annual staff/faculty trivia night

For Faculty we also provide:

• Online Faculty Publishing Guide and support

• Course-integrated library instruction

• The Faculty Partnership Program pairs a librarian with each academic department to serve as the primary point of contact for information about library services, collections, events, & policies. See the link above for more information & the list of librarians paired with each academic department.

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