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 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.
- 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.
- 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.
We welcome your donation of books and media in good condition that support the research, curricular, and recreational interests of students and faculty. Retiring faculty interested in donating their office libraries should contact Melanie Rabine (email@example.com, x7790) for instructions.
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.
- Request Film Digitization/Access
If you need to view a film on Kanopy, Films on Demand or Swank and/or you need us to digitize a DVD for a class you're teaching:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.