Services for Math/Physics/Astronomy faculty provided by the Library
To Support your Teaching:Blackboard course management software is hosted by the Penn Library
- Request a Blackboard site be set up for your course
- Receive training on the Blackboard system from Molly Gastinger, Courseware Services Manager & Educational Technology Librarian (215-746-2377, firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Electronic reserve materials (journal articles, book excerpts, problem set solutions, etc.) can be scanned and uploaded to your Blackboard (or non-Blackboard) course web site. Contact Linda Laws, Library Service Assistant (215-898-8173, email@example.com) or Lauren Gala, Math/Physics/Astronomy Librarian (215-746-0228, firstname.lastname@example.org) for assistance.
- Make presentations to your classes about what information resources and strategies can help them complete course assignments, research projects, etc.
- Create web-based resource pages to assist with research and completion of assignments (these, too, can be linked into a course web site)
- Incorporate information literacy/lifelong learning competencies into your course and assignments
- Guide students on how to find peer-reviewed research results, and evaluate information
- Assist with preventing and detecting plagiarism
- Offer discipline-specific orientations to new graduate students
- Scan course materials, readings, problem set solutions, etc., and upload to your course web site
- Put books and other materials on reserve for your students--we'll order books if Penn Library doesn't own them. Contact Linda Laws, Library Service Assistant (215-898-8173, email@example.com) or Lauren Gala, Math/Physics/Astronomy Librarian (215-746-0228, firstname.lastname@example.org) for assistance.
To Support Your Research:Electronic Information Resources Explore our digital databases, e-journals, e-books, e-reference works, and more. Overview or Full Listing
FacultyEXPRESS delivers requested materials electronically or to your departmental office, for all standing faculty.
New Books Plus allows you to virtually peruse new books received, either by subject area or by campus library
Penn Library Delivers Items from other campus libraries are delivered to the Math/Physics/Astronomy Library for your convenient pick-up
Workshops targeted to the Penn sci-tech researcher, the Science & Engineering Libraries offer learning sessions for a variety of databases and other electronic products
BorrowDirect is an "expedited interlibrary loan" service of the libraries of Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Penn, Princeton, and Yale that lets you search a combined catalog and directly request books not currently available at Penn; most books arrive within 4 working days
Interlibrary Loan If you need a book or journal article that neither Penn nor any of its Borrow Direct partners owns, the Library's Interlibrary Loan department will be happy to help you obtain it in a timely fashion.
Need Proxy Borrowers? Up to 5 Penn people can be designated as proxy borrowers for you. See the Faculty Proxy Borrower Registration form for details
One-on-one personalized research consultations/orientations in your office or at the library. Contact Lauren Gala, Math/Physics/Astronomy Librarian (215-746-0228, email@example.com) for assistance.
Lauren Gala -
Science and Instruction Librarian - Math/Physics/Astronomy Library