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Services for Faculty

For an overview of the services Bracken Library provides for Health Sciences Faculty at Queen's University, click here to see our brochure, complete with interactive web links.

Off-Campus Access

An enhanced method of accessing Queen's Library licensed resources is available to Health & Life Sciences Faculty. If you are happy with your current proxy access, you do not need to consider this option. If you are interested in trying the VPN service and how it differs from the existing Web Proxy, go to the Off Campus Access page.

Librarian Instruction

Bracken librarians will conduct presentations on library services, resources and initiatives in your classroom, at departmental meetings, etc.

Individual librarian consultations are also available. Consultations provide customized library information services and training, whether at the Library or at your workplace. To request a consultation, simply complete the electronic form.

You can book a consultation to learn more about current awareness services. Keep up to date on subjects in your areas of interest by using Ovid Auto Alerts, RSS feeds, or PubMed My NCBI.

In addition to individual consultations, librarians also offer group sessions for faculty. For more information regarding available courses, consult the Faculty Development page. Some sessions are arranged via the Faculty Development coordinator and announced in their calendar of events, however, groups of 5 or more can also arrange sessions directly with the Library.

To request librarian instructional services, please contact Suzanne Maranda at 613-533-6000 ext 74522.

Research Support

Bracken librarians will perform literature searches for faculty on any topic. Simply complete the electronic form or contact the Reference Desk directly at bracken.library@queensu.ca, or 613-533-3176. Outreach partners can use this literature search request form instead.

The Stauffer Library InterLibrary Loan Services team provides eligible users with loans of books not held in Queen's University libraries, and with copies of journal articles and book chapters. For more detailed information and links to forms, please go to the Stauffer Library InterLibrary Loan Services page.

Teaching Support

Bracken Library has created the Health Sciences Education Guide to provide you with resources related to the scholarship of education, best practices in teaching and other education subjects. Here, you will find lists of databases, journals, learning object repositories and selected print and electronic books to help you.

The Bracken Library has also created a list of resources to help you find and cite material to use in your online modules.

The Course Reserve service is used by the teaching faculty to limit the loan periods and ensure equitable access for heavy-demand resources. Forms for placing materials on reserve are available electronically or at the Circulation Desk. Please allow adequate time for processing. If you have any questions about Bracken Library's Course Reserve service, please call our Access Services staff at 613-533-2510.

Faculty can book group study rooms, the e-Laboratory and the Videoconference Room. Equipment for use in the group study rooms may also be booked. Details on room booking policies, as well as how to book rooms can be found on the group study rooms page.

Bracken librarians can help you integrate information literacy, library research, and resource evaluation skills into your courses. Many information literacy sessions, with associated assignments and/or examination questions, are currently offered within the health and life sciences curricula. Curriculum integration is key to educating students to efficiently seek and critically appraise information, and eventually to practice evidence-based health care. Librarians will work with instructors to design an assignment that is relevant to the course and at the appropriate level of information literacy expertise. Please contact Suzanne Maranda at 613-533-6000 ext 74522.

With the Online Teaching Dossier you can create and edit your teaching dossier online and download as a Microsoft Word Document.


Acquisition Suggestions

As always, we welcome suggestions for additions to the collection. Complete the electronic form to submit your suggestion.

Last Updated: 02 March 2015