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Faculty Services

A guide to the services available for faculty at Loras College. Find out who your librarians are, and how to schedule a library instruction session, get research assistance, and put a book on reserve.

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Need customized and detailed Research Help? All meetings are scheduled via Zoom until further notice.

It's easy: Click below to book an appointment.

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Our offices are all on level 1 or 2 of the Miller Academic Resource Center:

Marissa Krein MARC 143
Heidi Pettitt MARC 142
Kristen Smith MARC 223

To reach the library's check-out desk, phone 563-588-7189.

Kristen Smith 563-588-7042
Heidi Pettitt 563-588-7383
Marissa Krein 563-588-7917
Marissa Krien, Instruction Services & Assessment Librarian
Heidi Pettitt, Access Services & Special Collections Librarian
Kristen Smith, E-Resources & Research Services Librarian

Not sure who to email? Use!

Reference and Research Consulting

Librarians are Here to Help

Loras's librarians offer one-on-one help with immediate information needs as well as long-term research support for both faculty and students. As your students' research advocates, we help them develop lifelong information literacy skills.

We assist with:

  • topic choice and search strategies
  • identifying and accessing books and articles,
  • using the catalogs and databases
  • understanding the different attributes and purposes of scholarly and popular information
  • making good website choices
  • proper citations of materials

If you think your students would benefit from an individualized research help model, contact us to set up one of the following:

Course-Embedded Research Consultation: A one-on-one appointment with a librarian, either as a requirement or for extra credit. Students complete a form (example: before scheduling the meeting and the results are sent to a librarian and you. This allows us to prepare for the meeting and allows you to see how your students’ research is progressing and identify any possible road blocks in your students’ success.

Pop-Up Library Service: A librarian can hold office hours outside of your classroom so students can easily receive research help or schedule an appointment for a later time as they are leaving class.

Request Research Assistance

What are Research Guides?

No Time to Ask a Librarian?
Use a Research Guide

Research guides are customized lists of library databases, books, & websites designed for a specific topic or course.Below are examples of some existing research and course guides. Contact a Librarian for assistance in developing a new guide or editing an existing one. Below are some examples of different types of guides:

Reserve a Faculty Research Room

Need a Quiet Place to do your Research?

The Library has 3 Faculty study rooms that can be reserved for your long term research needs. Fill out the Faculty Research Room Reservation form to request a room and we'll follow up with the next steps.