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Course Reserves: Information for Faculty

Contact Information

Circulation/Reserve

Phone: 251-460-7028
email: lib.res@southalabama.edu

Materials That Can Be Placed on Reserve

The Marx Library can place the following types of materials on Reserve:

  1. Books
  2. Media (CDs, DVDs, etc)
  3. Tests
  4. Lectures
  5. Original Compositions by faculty or students
  6. Interlibrary Loan policy prohibits the Marx Library from placing books or materials borrowed from other libraries on reserve.

Personal Copies: It is common practice for faculty to place personal copies of books and other materials on Reserve. Please note that barcodes and labels will be applied to these items.

General Information

An inventory of your Course Reserve material is recommended each semester. We want to help you keep your reserve files as current as possible. Since the Reserve books/media are in closed stacks with limited charge-out periods, they are not readily available to all library users. Please help us make them available by canceling Course Reserve Materials when they are no long required for your class(es).

Reserve materials will be processed as they are received. Please allow five (5) working days for circulation staff to process items for reserve.

NOTE: The Biomedical Library and the Mitchell College of Business Library have their own reserve guidelines.

E-Reserves Policy

Beginning June 2016, the Marx Library no longer will subscribe to a stand-alone E-reserve program (Docutek).  Placing items on E-reserve can be accomplished with the assistance of your liaison librarian.  A list of liaison librarians is below.  Items previously placed in Docutek have been exported as hyperlinked reference lists and delivered to relevant liaison librarians.

During the transition from Docutek to using Sakai for E-reserves, the hyperlinked reference lists can also be acquired by contacting Anita (radcliffsmith@southalabama.edu) in the Marx Library Circulation department.

To place new items on e-reserves for your course, follow the instructions below.

1.  Search the library’s resources to see if the Marx Library provides access to the article(s).

  • If the Marx Library owns it, copy the permanent link (PURL) for the document and paste it into your Sakai course site.
    • Alternately, you may want to include a reference list with the citations and PURLs when you upload your syllabus to Sakai.
  • If the Marx Library does not own it, initiate an interlibrary loan request through your ILLIAD account.  When the document is available in ILLIAD, upload the article as an attachment to Resources (or your preferred location) in your Sakai coursesite. http://libguides.southalabama.edu/ill

2.  Alternate method – coordinate your E-reserves needs with your liaison librarian.

Liaison Librarians

Each department has a librarian appointed as liaison to departments and/or schools. These librarians can help you with your electronic reserve needs.

Name Subject Contact Information
Amia Baker Business 251-460-7998
amiabaker@southalabama.edu       
Jason Ezell History, Sociology, Anthropolocy, Political Science & Criminal Justice, Social Work 251-414-8178
jezell@southalabama.edu
Amy Prendergast           Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Engineering, Marine Sciences, Computing 251-460-7025 or 6-2827
aprender@southalabama.edu
Angela Rand Education, Communication, Psychology, Adult Interdisciplinary Studies 251-461-1979
arand@southalabama.edu
Beth Rugan Shepard English, Theatre & Dance, Visual Arts, Music, Foreign Languaages & Literature, Philosophy & Religion, International Studies 251-461-1575
erugan@southalabama.edu
Ellen Wilson Earth Sciences, Environmental Toxicology, Math & Statistics 251460-6045
ewilson@southalabama.edu