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Welcome Faculty!

The staff of the Swedenborg Library provides special library services to support instruction, research, and information literacy.

Faculty Orientation

Reference/Research Assistance

Information Literacy

Reserves

Interlibrary Loan

Copyright

Book Purchase Requests

Book a Room

Contact

Faculty Orientation

For a personalized tour of the library, an introduction to our staff and services, and an opportunity to ask questions and to discuss information needs, contact Library Director Carroll Odhner at 267-502-2547 or by email at [email protected]  to schedule an appointment.

Reference/Research Assistance

Our librarians are available to assist you or your students with reference or research questions in-person during weekday library hours or by email or phone. You can also schedule an appointment by contacting Kris Odhner at 267-502-2654 or at [email protected]

Information Literacy

The library offers hands-on information literacy and research skills classes customized to your students’ needs. To book an instruction session with one of our librarians or the archivist, contact Kris Odhner at 267-502-2654 or at [email protected]

Reserves

To place any item (library or personal) on reserve, contact Kris Odhner at 267-502-2654 or by email at [email protected]

Be sure to note any specific instructions for the use of the reserve item, and include your initials, course title, and for which academic term or terms you wish it held.

Reserve Options

  • In-Library Use Only – Borrowers show ID card at the desk to pick up the item. The ID card must have a current library barcode.
  • Overnight, 2-Day or 3-Day Reserve – Item is checked out only in the last hour before the library closes and returned within the first hour on the date due.  There is a $1 charge per item after the first hour, and 50 cents for each additional hour the item is overdue.

Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary loan (ILL) allows students, faculty and staff of Bryn Athyn College to access material that is not in the Swedenborg Library collections. This includes print books (delivered by mail) and journal articles (delivered electronically.) For questions regarding Interlibrary Loan services, contact David Perry at 267-502-2517 or at [email protected]

Copyright

For information, guidelines and access to the Copyright Clearance Center. For questions and additional information, contact Carroll Odhner at 267-502-2547 or at [email protected]

Book Purchase Requests

The library strives to provide materials that support Bryn Athyn College curriculum. We encourage faculty to recommend library resources for purchase through their department heads. Subject-relevant book review cards from Choice (a publication of the Association of College and Research Libraries) are distributed to the appropriate department heads and faculty.

Department Heads:

  • return to the library only those cards you recommend for purchase
  • initial each card for recommended purchase
  • note if it is an essential purchase

For book orders, contact Rosanne Bostock at 267-502-2523 or at [email protected]. For major purchases, contact Carroll Odhner at 267-502-2547.

Faculty may also submit requests for purchase in person or by email.

Book a Room

To schedule use of the Friends Room (Main level) or the Group Study Room (Upper level) contact Kris Odhner at 267-502-2654.

Contact

Carroll Odhner, Library Director   267-502-2547

Rosanne Bostock, Administrative Assistant   267-502-2523

Kris Odhner, Circulation, Reference and Serials Librarian   267-502-2654

David Perry, Cataloger, Interlibrary Loan Supervisor 267-502-2536

Carol Traveny, Technical Services Supervisor/Information Literacy Instructor 267-502-2531

Greg Jackson, Archivist   267-502-2421