Frequently Asked Questions

FAQS: Faculty FAQs

Gannett 319 has been developed for use by the Center for Faculty Excellence, the Library, and individual faculty and staff members. The room has 5 collaboration pods with two displays. A Crestron unit and interactive Eno board/stylus support collaboration and lecture modes, with a wireless keyboard for the instructor and each pod.  Each pod accommodates 6 people - the room is designed to seat 30 people comfortably.

Faculty and staff may schedule the use of Gannett 319 for workshops or instructional sessions. It is not available for reserve by student organizations. Interested parties should email Stephanie Salcedo to arrange to use Gannett 319. In advance of a scheduled session, users must check out the Gannett 319 Kit from the Multimedia Services Desk using an Ithaca College ID. The kit contains the key to access the room, as well as the keyboards, stylus, remote, and mouse to use the room's wireless technology (collaboration pods, Eno board, and projection system). Users are encouraged to bring personal laptops. There are also laptops that may be checked out at the Circulation Desk, depending on availability. Gannett 319 was designed to be as intuitive to use as possible. However, there is a small learning curve in order to get comfortable with room's controls and technology. Users should contact the DIIS help desk for technical assistance.

Food is not permitted in the room -  drinks in covered containers are permitted.  

The Library and the Center for Faculty Excellence host introductory sessions for Gannett 319 throughout the academic year. Interested faculty and staff are encouraged to attend.

As our popular collection continues to shrink due to full-text online access becoming available, the Library does not actually have a supply of issues ready to be discarded at any one time. We also bind some of the popular weekly periodicals, as their visual content is important for research in some courses. Check with the campus mail room for surplus issues that have not been picked up. Also, check with the Tompkins County Public Library Friends group for remainders of magazines they could not sell. Here is their website for the booksale : Contact page
To comply with Copyright guidelines, the library will scan up to 10% of a book for electronic reserve. If faculty need more than 10% on electronic reserve, the library will attempt to get copyright permission from the Copyright Clearance Center. Obtaining copyright permission depends on if the publisher has pre-approved the work for reserve/electronic reserve, and, the cost of the permission. This actual cost may depend on the number of students enrolled in the class, the amount of material being placed on electronic reserve, and fees set by the publisher. Fees can range anywhere from a few dollars to hundreds of dollars per item. Copyright fees are paid for by the faculty member's department.

Yes, we do -- we have all current volumes of the Orchestral Musician's CD-ROM Library available in the library.

You can find links to contents and call numbers here.

Instructions can be found here. Please contact Kris Shanton, Music Librarian, for information on username/password.
Click the Journals tab in the top left-hand corner of the Library's webpage and search the comprehensive list of online, print, and microformat journal subscriptions. To browse by subject, go to the Articles page and use the "Browse Journals by Subject" menu on the lower right.

Go to the Library homepage and click on "Journals" in the upper left. Type "Scientific American" into the blank and click "Go."

You will see a long list of ways in which you can gain access to Scientific American content.

Go to Scientific American Archive Online. This provides coverage back to 1993 with full articles available as PDF files. When you first enter the site, you will see a search blank. If you want to browse by year, click the "Publication" link at the top left of the page,

then click "Scientific American."

You will see a browsable list of years on the right-hand side of the page.

For material prior to 1993, see our microfilm holdings at T1 .S5. These extend back to 1949.

Finally, some material from the 19th century is available through the links to Making of America Journals and American Memory.

Fill out a Course Reserves form.

Most items will be digitized and made available online.

Select the Locations tab for the item you want delivered, then choose Pickup/Delivery.

  • The Cornell Library Borrower's card is available to continuing Ithaca College faculty (tenured, tenure-eligible, NTE-fixed term and adjunct).
  • The total cost of each card is $250. The College pays $175 and the faculty member will be expected to contribute $75 toward the cost of this privilege. The faculty portion may be paid by check or money order.
  • You must bring your Ithaca College ID and a check for $75 made payable to "Ithaca College" to the Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs or a payroll deduction form may be obtained and completed at the Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. Cash will also be accepted.
  • Once you are provided with the authorization form, you must then present it at the circulation desk of Olin Library in order to receive your Cornell Library Borrower's card.
  • Note: The Borrower's Card allows the card holder to check out circulating materials.  It does not provide remote access to online materials.
Please fill out a reserve form. Library staff will check to see which items it has licensed access to and can add links to content, when available, in your Sakai course. For book chapters, the library can scan up to 10% and place in your Sakai course. For requests over 10%, please contact for additional options.
Recall option will display for items Checked Out:
  1. Locate the item you want from the library search box.
  2. Click Sign in for full features and results.
  3. Click the Request link.
  4. Select the Pickup location from the drop-down menu.
  5. Enter the "Not Needed After" date and comments that may be helpful for library staff.
  6. Click the Request link.

Pickup/Delivery option will display for Available items:   
Click on this option to have an item retrieved from the library stacks and held for you at the Circulation or Multimedia desk as appropriate; items are held for 7 days.

NOTE: faculty may request items to be delivered by selecting the delivery location when requesting an item.

Books and score are delivered Monday - Friday during regular business hours ; multimedia materials are delivered Monday-Friday at 8:30am.
  • Current/previous courses are listed in the HomerConnect Class Schedule
  • Current courses in the School of H&S are on the Web  here
  • Current courses in the School of HSHP are on the Web here
  • Courses offered year by year (undergrad, grad) are at College Catalogs
  • The College Archives (Library 5th floor) has print copies of catalogs
The Registrar's office does semester-by-semester reports on enrollment by school, gender, major, available here.

Institutional Research collects additional data such as the transfer rate, retention, ethnicity in brief, and in their "Common Data Set", all linked here

The Budget Office has the latest budget (covers 3 academic years) here
The College Archives has earlier data and copies of the online budgets.

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