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Faculty Services

Energize your research and teach more effectively with the help of a librarian.

Library Liaison Program

A librarian liaison and a representative from each academic department work together to communicate information about library services and resources to faculty associated with a particular department or program, improve student information literacy and enhance the library’s collections.

Library Liaison Program Goals and Expectations 

Library Instruction Sessions

Librarians teach a wide array of course-embedded library sessions, ranging from general information literacy in FYS and English 113 to subject-specific research tools and techniques in the disciplines.

Schedule a session for your students 

Faculty Development Series

Library, Lunch, Learn is a faculty development series on teaching, learning and scholarship. Sponsored by the library in partnership with the Provost's office, the series helps support all faculty members in acquiring the knowledge and skills to succeed as 21st-century educators and scholars.

View the schedule of events 

Digital Liberal ArtsImplementing DLA Methodologies into Scholarship and the Classroom

Digital Liberal Arts methodologies incorporate digital technologies into scholarship and teaching. Using technology in scholarship is using technology to analyze or display information. Using technology in the classroom can enhance pedagogy and teach students transferable digital skills.

Learn what the Digital Liberal Arts can do for you 

Build the Collection

Van Wylen Library needs your help in making the collection relevant to student and faculty needs. Tell us what materials would best serve your courses and your own research.

Suggest a purchase 


We welcome your donation of books and media in good condition that support the research, curricular, and recreational interests of students and faculty.

Donate books to the library 


The Joint Archives of Holland collects the papers of faculty members from all academic departments. These papers constitute an essential part of the historical record of Hope College and document the contributions of its faculty to scholarship, research, teaching, and public service.

Give your papers to the Joint Archives 

Put Materials on Course Reserve

You may place personal or library copies of materials on reserve for student use each semester. These items will be located behind the Circulation Desk and have restricted check out periods.

Reserve materials for your course 

Web-Based Course Guides

A Research Guide presents a list of resources curated by a librarian, in cooperation with the instructor, to support students in a particular course or discipline.

Request a Research Guide for your course 

Identifying Student Plagiarism

Librarians often can track down plagiarized sources, especially if the original source is available electronically. We work confidentially with faculty and can point you to good sources to use to educate students about plagiarism. If you suspect a student has plagiarized but need help identifying the occurrences, please contact the Research and Instruction Librarians.

Plagiarism procedures in the the Faculty Handbook 

Faculty Study Carrels

Van Wylen Library has a limited number of study carrels available for faculty use. Carrels are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis each semester and may be renewed, with priority given to faculty members on sabbatical.

Request a study carrel