WPC Library Faculty & Staff
The primary areas of responsibility of the librarians and support staff are provided to help you direct questions to the appropriate person. If you cannot reach a staff member, you may call the Circulation Desk at ext. 1102 and leave a message.
(ext. 1037, firstname.lastname@example.org)
Serials and Acquisitions Specialist
(ext. 1033, email@example.com)
Primary contact for information on magazines and journals (print and electronic) and ordering new library materials.
Please present your WPC ID card or Library Card when you check out materials. New circulation student workers may not recognize you as faculty. Presenting your card will help to reduce potential human error. Student workers have been instructed to ask for picture ID of anyone who does not present their library card and that they do not personally recognize.
Improving the Library Collection
WPC Library relies heavily on faculty as subject specialists to build the library collection. You are best able to indicate what materials will support the curriculum. If you receive book catalogs and promotional materials directly from publishers, you are welcome to submit those as purchase recommendations. You may also use the online book ordering form or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Donations of books and other materials are appreciated and encouraged, with the understanding that the library will use the materials in the most beneficial way. This means that the materials may be added to the collection, given to another library, sold or discarded without further consent of the original donor. The appraisal of gifts for tax purposes is the responsibility of the donor. A receipt or letter of acceptance will be provided at the request of the donor.
Equally important to the maintenance and improvement of the library collection is “weeding”, or the removal of outdated materials. You are invited to come to the library to review the sections of the library collection related to your field and identify materials which should be removed from the collection to make room for new materials. Also, this will give you the opportunity to identify subjects that are not adequately covered by the library collection. Gaps in the collection can be identified, and new materials can be chosen to fill in those gaps.
The Library Staff are available to assist you and your students in research and library use. Personalized instruction on the use of databases is available to you. Please contact the Library Director to discuss the most appropriate course of action for your research and classroom needs.
As of Fall 2009, all searches for library materials should take place through Library Search. Results will be shown for Warner’s library, the Summit library consortium, and the worldwide OCLC library network, in that order. Materials not held by Warner’s library can be requested through this interface, or, if this is not possible, through an online request form. The loan period and fine policies will vary depending on the lending library. You will be notified by the Circulation Staff via campus e-mail when your materials have arrived and are ready to be picked up at the Circulation Desk.
Instruction in use of library resources and basic research strategies can be incorporated into your classes. This can range from basic orientation to the library building and materials to analysis of reference materials and research strategies to in-depth training in use of particular databases. The sessions can be tailored to your needs and will be presented by the library staff member best suited to the specific topic. Please keep in mind that only so much information can be covered in one 50 minute class session.
Borrowing Privileges at Other Libraries
Warner Pacific students, faculty and staff may check out materials at the following area academic libraries by presenting your WPC identification card. You must show an ID card with a sticker indicating the current term. Please ask at the circulation desk for a current term sticker for your card. The circulation and fine policies of the loaning library apply. Materials should be returned to the loaning library, not the WPC library.
You can also be “adopted” by any library in the Summit network. In order to do this, you must first visit the library you want to use as a pickup point. That library will ask you to log into your My Library Account on the WPC Library website, so have your account number (on your employee ID card) handy. The other Summit library will then “adopt” you into their system. Next time you request an item, Summit will ask you where you want to pick up the item, and you can select the library of your choice.