Faculty Resources

Guide for Faculty

Library Barcode

A Library Barcode is your “key” to the Library’s services and collections. Please bring your Kean photo ID card to the Circulation Desk, so that you may receive a Library Barcode for your ID card. Your Library Barcode will enable you to check out books from the Library, to read E-books, and to access the Library’s research databases from off-campus.

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Book Circulation

Faculty who do not have overdue books may check out each book for a semester. For questions regarding book circulation, please contact Anita Nash at (908) 737-4629 or anash@kean.edu.

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Interlibrary Loan Requests

When the Library does not own a book or periodical that you need, you may request that the book or a photocopy of a specific periodical article be sent from another lending library. You will be notified when books are available for pick up at the Circulation Desk. Photocopies of periodical articles be mailed to you. To submit Interlibrary Loan requests:

  1. Go to the Kean Library Homepage, http://library.kean.edu/.
  2. Click Interlibrary Loan.
  3. Click Faculty, Administrators, and Professional Staff - Interlibrary Loan Request Form.
  4. Fill out the form, then click Submit this form.

For questions regarding Interlibrary Loan, please contact Kimberly Fraone at (908)737-4616 or kfraone@kean.edu.

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VALE Reciprocal Borrowing Program

The VALE Reciprocal Borrowing program is a cooperative onsite borrowing agreement among 47 participating VALE member colleges and universities. Faculty from participating institutions who are in good standing at their home library qualify for onsite borrowing privileges at the other VALE libraries. Faculty must obtain a signed "VALE Reciprocal Borrowing Application Form," available at the Kean University Library, before they can borrow at one of the participating libraries. Visit http://www.valenj.org/newvale/recbor/.

For questions regarding the VALE Reciprocal Borrowing program please contact Kimberly Fraone at (908) 737-4616 or kfraone@kean.edu.

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Faculty Book Requests

Faculty members may recommend the purchase of specific library books by filling out a Library Book Request Form. Obtain your department’s ID and password from your department chair or library liaison.To request the purchase of specific book titles during the book request period:

  1. Go to the Kean Library Homepage, http://library.kean.edu/.
  2. Click Forms.
  3. Click Library Book Request Form.
  4. Type your department’s ID and password.
  5. Fill out the form, then click Send.

For questions regarding faculty book requests, please contact Kimberly Fraone at (908) 737-4616 or kfraone@kean.edu.

Faculty who teach at Kean-Ocean can request specific library books and media materials by filling out a separate form. Contact Luis Rodriguez at (908) 737-4646 or lurodrig@kean.edu for more information.

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Library Reserves / Electronic Reserves

Faculty may place required-reading items on reserve at the Circulation Desk or on Electronic Reserves. Please submit Library Reserve forms at least 2 weeks before the assignment. Up to 15 items may be placed on reserve for each class. To place items on reserve:

  1. Go to the Kean Library Homepage, http://library.kean.edu/.
  2. Click Forms
  3. Click Library Reserve Form.
  4. Fill out and print the form.
  5. Bring the form and reserve materials to the Circulation Desk.

Personal copies may be picked up within two weeks after the semester ends. Unclaimed materials will be sent to the requester's campus address.

For questions regarding Library Reserves, please contact Marquan Mutazz at (908) 737-4619 or mmutazz@kean.edu.

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Library Instruction

Librarians provide library orientations and instruction sessions for classes to help support student development of research and information literacy skills. To schedule a library session for a class:

  1. Go to the Kean Library Homepage, http://library.kean.edu/.
  2. Click Forms.
  3. Click Library Instruction Request Form or Library Instruction Request Form
    Kean-Ocean Classes.
  4. Fill out the form, then click Send.

For questions regarding library instruction, please contact Linda Cifelli at
(908) 737-4603 or lcifelli@kean.edu.

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Multimedia Materials

The Library houses non-print media for use by faculty in their classrooms. A
request form must be submitted before materials are picked up. The Library also
provides facilities for students to view media. The request form is available at
http://www.kean.edu/~mmedia.

In addition, you may explore the Library’s guide to Online Multimedia Resources at http://libguides.kean.edu/onlinemultimedia.

For questions about Multimedia, please contact Luis Rodriguez at (908) 737-4646
or lurodrig@kean.edu.

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Special Collections and Archives

The New Jersey Collection houses rare printed materials about New Jersey, with a
focus on the history of the University’s immediate vicinity. The Archives is the
repository for selected permanent and historical records about the history and
development of Kean University of New Jersey. For questions regarding Special
Collections and Archives, please contact Eleanor McKnight at (908) 737-4621 or
emcknigh@kean.edu.

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Reference Services

The following services are available to the Kean community:

On-Site Reference Service

Reference librarians are available during Library hours to answer research questions at the Reference Desk located on the first floor of the Nancy Thompson Library.

Phone Reference Service

Speak to a reference librarian at (908) 737-4618 during Library hours.

E-mail Reference Service

To submit reference questions by e-mail:

  1. Go to the Kean Library Homepage, http://library.kean.edu/.
  2. Click Ask a Librarian.
  3. Click e-mail.

Chat Reference Service

Available 24/7. To chat live with a reference librarian:

  1. Go to the Kean Library Homepage, http://library.kean.edu/.
  2. Click Ask a Librarian.
  3. Click Q and A NJ.

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Research: Catalog, Databases, Online Journals

The Kean University Library provides access to many electronic research tools, including an online catalog, research databases, and full-text online journals. From the Kean University Library Homepage, http://library.kean.edu/. you will be able to access:

Off-campus access to the Library’s databases requires that, when prompted, you type your Kean Library Barcode number as a password.

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