We have a small collection of donated anthropology books. These are used for special assignments to students and as reference tools for faculty. Students browse and study in the reading room.
Journals - personal subscriptions to Flying, AOPA Pilot, Women in Aviation, Flight Training; faculty donate to student library.
Textbooks - personal copies for each faculty
FAA advisory circulars - available online at www.faa.gov
Outdated Aeronautical charts, IFR approach plates, and enroute charts - in Aviation office
The department maintains a reading room that houses a few shared journal subscriptions. The reading room is the department conference room so faculty, staff, and students can use the room for reading when meetings and courses are not scheduled.
The department does have its own library. However, most books are of historical use only. We do subscribe to industry publications and to regional newspapers for student and faculty use.
Faculty copies of the most popular jouranls are placed in our student study/project area. While there is no formal check out system, materials seem to get good use without anyone abusing the access.
We have access to the Education Technology Center, which under the direction of the Center for Teaching and Learning. Ed. Tech. has many items that are useful for our students and faculty, including manipulatives and textbooks. The main issue is that the center is not very well funded, which means many of their items are outdated.
Textbooks, manipulatives, masters projects, etc. are available for student and faculty checkout. A professional library is also available for students and faculty, but the majority of materials have been donated by faculty members.
We have copies of the Oxford English Dictionary and the Encyclopedia of Philosophy available for use by faculty and students. We have a library of over 400 videotapes and DVDs available for classroom use.
The department does not maintain its own library of books, journals or similar material.
The department has a large selection of dictionaries and linguistic resources (CDs DVDs, and VHS tapes) for all of the languages taught in our department. They are readily accessible and available to be borrowed by both students and faculty. There is not a day that goes by that these resources are not utilized by the faculty or staff.
Individual faculty members maintain their own subscriptions (on-line and print) to particular journals. Some faculty also buy books, with grant, university, and/or personal funds. Some faculty make these resources available to students.
Most EET resources are donated from industry and are located in Hebler Hall.
Other than individual faculty maintaining journals in their own office, the department does not maintain a department library.
In 2000, the Library donated a number of older law books to the LAJ department. This donation allowed us to develop a law library, which our students can use for hands on legal research for both course work and personal legal issues. In our new location, Farrell Hall, we have our own library room. Faculty have donated texts and further donations will supplement our collection of law, criminal justice and criminology books. This is open to our students on a daily basis.
The department holds a number of older texts and journals that have been donated by faculty. These materials are freely accessible by students looking for additional sources of information.
Health Programs: Individual faculty members share their own private resources with students regularly. Materials are “checked out” individually, and faculty are responsible for their return.
Food Science & Nutrition: A faculty member in nutrition places his copies of the J. Am. Diet. Assoc., J. Am Coll. Nutr., and Med. Sci. Sports & Exer. in PE 102 which is accessible to graduate students and faculty. In addition the food trade journals Prepared Foods, Baking Management, and Food Product Design, are available for NUTR 440 – Experimental Foods in MI 129.
Exercise Science: None provided outside of individual faculty holdings.
Graduate Programs: HHPN houses some textbooks and journals for students. These journals are provided by faculty. Exercise Science and nutrition students will periodically utilize the books and journals to help with presentations or research papers.
The department has a small library, containing books donated by faculty, faculty emeritus, and other sources. Faculty and students can come in to use books there. The library also has some video types and DVDs purchased by the department for teaching.
The Physics Department maintains a resource room that houses a textbooks donated by physics faculty. The resource room also serves as the Department’s conference room (for faculty and student club meetings), tutor center and occasionally for independent study courses. Faculty, staff, and students can use the room when meetings and courses are not scheduled.
The department keeps an informal, ad hoc collection of old textbooks, course materials, journals, and other scholarly materials in our faculty/student lounge. These basically are “donated” by faculty (and possibly, students) who don’t or no longer want them. Any one is allowed to peruse or take these materials as they wish, provided (on an honor system) they return them unless they are specified as keepers. Partly, these items are meant as reference materials for students in their own personal research, and for resources for students preparing for the Senior Assessment exit exam. As of 2006-07, the department also decided to subscribe to four relevant periodicals on current public affairs: National Review (a leading conservative magazine), American Prospect (a leading liberal magazine), Foreign Affairs (a leading publication on international relations), and the Economist (a highbrow news magazine from England). The department is considering cataloguing a “video library” of private, faculty-owned video resources for better collective use as resources for classroom instruction.
The psychology department does not maintain a library of its own holdings.