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Southworth Library Faculty Services

A comprehensive guide to the library services and supports available to Faculty at SUNY Canton!

Welcome Faculty!

Welcome SUNY Canton Faculty!

This page lists the variety of invaluable services that the librarians at Southworth Library can provide to you in your role as faculty at SUNY Canton.  Listed here are the services and supports that we can provide, and which you can request directly from this page.  Also, take a moment to check out this Faculty Services video describing our spaces, resources and services!

Faculty Research Consultation

We are happy to help you with library research for your teaching, research, and professional development needs. If you are currently working on or will be working on such an endeavor we can schedule a face-to-face meeting with you to determine where to obtain relevant materials. Because of the complexity of such requests, we have found that the face-to-face interview approach generates the best results for all parties. 

Don’t hesitate, contact the Library reference desk and schedule an appointment today.

Southworth Library
       E-mail
: library@canton.edu 
       Phone: 315-386-7228
       Text: 315-254-2770

Customized LibGuides for your Courses!

The page you're looking at right now was created using a software system called "LibGuides." It features flexible layout, easy updating, and reusable components. If you'd like a page with resources especially for your students, contact a librarian and we'll collaborate with you on both locating the best resources for your particular assignments and in designing a page that fits your students' needs.

Examples of some customized pages for SUNY Canton classes:

The Adirondacks: Life and Literature

The page we create for your class can feature:

  • Direct links to library resources such as the book catalog or any of the subscription databases
  • Direct links to other online resources you want to direct your students to
  • Pages or boxes from any of the library LibGuides pages, embedded directly into your page so your students know, "these are the resources my instructor wants me to use."  For example, we could put a tab on your page called "MLA Style" that will include videos on MLA Citation as well as printable guides.
  • Links that won't "go bad" -- because they link directly into the library's pages, if we update a link to a database, the link on your page will automatically update as well
  • Your LibGuides page can be embedded directly into many types of course sites, including ANGEL.

Contact your Library Liaison for more details, or to get started on your own LibGuide.

Request for Library Acquisition

Content development at Southworth Library is informed by American Library Association’s statement on intellectual freedom, The Library Bill of Rights, and provisions of the U.S. Copyright Law. Content development is further guided through priorities of access for all students (both local and remote) and fiscal responsibility.

In general, the Library prioritizes purchases that are accessible to the greatest number of students, i.e. digital books and journals rather than physical print. The Library also prioritizes purchases that benefit the entire student body, or cohorts (such as a particular program or major). Finally, the Library maintains resources year to year based on usage, with items that are accessed most being prioritized for renewal.

Considerations for submitting a request: 

  1. Requests should reflect goals and objectives that are aligned with the institutional goals and/or ISLOs of SUNY Canton.
  2. Requests must be submitted to the Dean of the appropriate school by March 1st prior to the academic year that the services/resources will be offered. This will allow adequate time for review and budget planning.