Services for Bay Area Regional Campus Faculty

If you teach at a Regional Campus in Pleasanton, Sacramento, San Jose, or Santa Rosa, these individualized services are for you.

Be sure to check out USF’s Gleeson Library | Geschke Center Faculty Resources page for more resources and services available to all faculty.

Library Instruction

If you have any questions about using the library, feel free to call or drop in for help.  The Librarian or Library Assistant is available to help you with searching, reference, and information questions. You are also welcome to use the Gleeson Library | Geschke Center’s Ask A Librarian service at any time 24/7.

Classroom orientations and instruction sessions

During the first weeks of class, a Library orientation session on basic resources and services is recommended for all new cohorts. Throughout the year, classroom instruction in research methods is also available. A Library Staff member will visit your classroom to demonstrate the most relevant online resources and strategies, and focus on helping students with research for their course assignments.

Individual research appointments

Information resources change constantly. To help you and your students stay up to date, Library Staff members offer one on one or small group training sessions. These sessions can be general (How can I get full-text articles from the library’s databases?) or specific (I need information on this particular topic). Individual sessions can be held on a drop-in basis or by appointment.

To schedule an orientation or instruction session, contact the Regional Campus Library Staff, either in person, by phone, or by email. A week’s notice is preferred.

Printing & Copying

Xerox Multifunction Printers

Faculty and students are encouraged to use the Xerox multifunction printer (MFP) at each campus for black & white and color printing; copying; scanning; and faxing. These printers also print double-sided and allow for collating and stapling of multiple copies.

Your USF ID card (One Card) or MyUSF username and password is used to login. Printing and copying cost $.06 B&W or $.30 color/per page. Add Dons Dollar funds to your account online by credit card. Regional Campus Faculty may also request MFP access from their departments to charge back expenses for printing or copying class materials. Please contact your department for more information. See also Purchasing's Faculty Staff Help page.

Regional Campus Library Printers

Each Regional Campus Library has standalone laser printers for free printing of a small amount of online research and a reasonable number of drafts and assigned papers.

If you need to print a large document, use the Xerox printer or make arrangements with the Regional Campus Library Staff for a time when the library is not busy.

The Regional Campus Library printers may not be used to print:

  • Multiple copies of any document,
  • PowerPoint presentations with fewer than 3 slides per page
  • Pages with dark backgrounds.

Assignments

Please help minimize printing by students when making assignments. As a Jesuit and Catholic University, we have the responsibility to provide leadership in developing a more sustainable way of living (USF Green Team Mission Statement). If you post required course material online, print one master copy for class members to photocopy.

Computers

There are wired workstations in each Regional Campus Library and wireless access throughout each Regional Campus.

Log on to the University network with your MyUSF username and password. For directions on connecting your laptop or other device to campus wifi, see How To: Connect to the USF Wireless network If you are unable to log on, ask the Library Staff for assistance or contact ITSHELP at 415-224-6668 or use another device to email itshelp@usfca.edu

The Regional Campus Library computers are available on a first-come basis for class-related work. Priority is given to the currently enrolled students and teaching faculty at each campus.

These computers are equipped with the USF standard software suite for the Windows operating system, plus Photoshop Elements and SPSS. If additional software is needed for instruction, please contact the Regional Campus Library Staff to help facilitate your request.

Faculty may reserve the library workstations for class instruction by contacting a Library Staff Member one week in advance.

Collections

Each Regional Campus Library has a small onsite collection of books, videos, and magazines relevant to the current programming. These are listed in Ignacio, the USF online library catalog. Using “Limit by Location” narrows a search to a particular campus.

Books: 

Regional Campus Libraries: Books from the Regional Campus Libraries’ collections circulate exclusively to currently enrolled students and teaching faculty at each campus. Regional Campush Library circulating books may be taken out for two weeks and renewed once for an additional two weeks. Reference and Reserve books do not circulate and are used on campus only. 

USF Library and other libraries: Books from the USF Gleeson Library/Geschke Center, the Link+ library consortium, and the ILLiad interlibrary loan service have varying loan rules. All these books are available for free delivery and return, using a prepaid UPS return mailing label and the original packaging, through the Document Delivery service. Please be aware the Regional Campus Libraries are unable to accept any returns for the USF Gleeson Library/Geschke Center.

Ebooks: In addition to print books, the USF Library collects a wide variety of ebooks that may be read from a computer or mobile device. For more information on how to use these resources, see Using ebrary ebooks and Using EBSCO ebooks.

Videos: 

Regional Campus Libraries: Faculty may reserve videos (DVD and VHS) for classroom use on specific dates through the Library Staff. Videos may be checked out for two weeks to Faculty and renewed once for an additional two weeks. Students may view videos on campus only. 

USF Library and other libraries: You may also request videos from the USF Gleeson Library/Geschke Center, Link+, and the ILLiad Interlibrary Loan service using Document Delivery.

Streaming collections: The USF Library has extensive high quality streaming video collections on a wide range of subjects.

Magazines: 

A small collection of journals and magazines is available at most Regional Campus Libraries. 

Reserve Course Material: 

Faculty may place books, articles, or videos on reserve in the Library for student use. 

Requesting New Materials: 

Regional Campus faculty members may request materials be purchased for the Regional Campus Library collections to support their teaching. If you would like to request a specific book or video or would like materials on a particular topic, please contact your Regional Campus Library Staff or the Library Liaison for your department or program.

Ordering and processing take time. Please allow several weeks whenever possible for titles to arrive. When requesting a book purchase, include as much of this information as possible: title, author(s) or editor(s), publisher, date of publication, edition, and ISBN. Final purchasing decisions rest with the Head of Acquisitions & Collection Development and the Head of Distance Learning Services and Regional Campus Libraries.

Access

The Regional Campus Campus Libraries are part of USF’s Gleeson Library | Geschke Center. Priority is given to currently enrolled students and teaching faculty at each campus. Faculty and students from other USF campuses and USF Alumni may use the Regional Campus Libraries at the discretion of the Regional Campus Library Staff. Please call or email the Librarian in advance to find out the best times to visit or get help. If you or your students have particular ADA-related needs, please inform the Library Staff. They will work closely with Student Disability Services to determine appropriate accommodations.

Additional USF Student Support Services

Faculty Writing Consultants are available at each Regional Campus a few hours a week to provide individualized feedback on students' writing in all disciplines. For more help with improving students’ writing skills, see the services provided by the USF Writing Center.