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Teaching Online Courses? “Synchronous” “Real time” Library Instruction via Bb Collaborate

Date Posted: September 13, 2013

Great news! If you teach online courses we would like to offer you “synchronous”, “real time” library instruction via Bb Collaborate. Contact Bernetta Doane ( for more information.



Changes in Audiovisual Department

Date Posted: September 12, 2013

The library is in the process of moving DVDs to the first floor, starting with our feature films. You can browse these films and check them out at the Circulation Desk whenever the library is open. In the catalog, the location of these items is VIDEO SHELVES, 1st Floor.

The AV department will be open Monday-Friday from 8 AM to 5 PM. If you need to pick up videos after 5 PM or on weekends, please email James Bednarz ( or call the AV department (x. 1295) during our open hours. We will leave your videos at the Circulation Desk for you to pick up. During the move, it may take longer to locate videos, so we encourage you to call in advance if you need a video on a specific date.

All videos can be returned to either the AV Department or the Circulation Desk at any time, even when the AV department is open. Please do not place videos in the book drop as this can damage them.

Hold and reserve videos will be available at the Circulation Desk whenever the library is open. TVs with VCRs and DVD players are available in a viewing room on the first floor.

If you’d like the library to order a new video, please submit your request to the library’s Acquisitions Department at or x. 1290. If you’d like to have a VHS transferred to DVD, you can also contact the Acquisitions Department.


Information for faculty

The Circulation Department will now be handling all reserve and hold requests. Reserve videos are set aside for students to watch and can be restricted to library use only or one-day checkout. Hold videos are set aside for faculty to check out on a particular date, usually to show in class. To place a video on hold or on reserve, please contact the Circulation Department at x. 1292 or

If you’d like to allow students or staff to check out videos for you on your library account, please remember to fill out a faculty borrowing form and return it to the library’s Circulation Department. You can pick up a form at the Circulation Desk.


Please contact Rebecca Goldman, Media and Digital Services Librarian, at or x. 1965 with any questions or concerns.

Electronic Reserve Through Blackboard

Date Posted: August 30, 2013

If you have used Electronic Reserve in the past or if you are new to Electronic Reserve you now have the option to have us add your items to the library catalog (Library Electronic Reserve), Blackboard (Blackboard Electronic Reserve), or both.

All files authenticate using a myLaSalle login. If you use Library Electronic Reserve (through the library catalog), students will still be prompted to enter their credentials before viewing content. Blackboard Electronic Reserve requires no additional authentication once the student is logged in to your class.

How it Works:

  1. Fill Out the Electronic Reserve form found here:
  2. Remember to check the box indicating that the items listed should also be placed on Blackboard.
  3. Either print out the form and bring it to the Circulation Desk or hit the “Submit this Form” button at the bottom of the form.
  4. Log in to Blackboard
  5. Under “Course Management” click on “Users and Groups”
  6. Click on “Users”
  7. Click on “Find Users to Enroll”
  8. Under “Enroll Users” type “kibler_admin” for “Username”
  9. Select “Course Builder” as the “Role”
  10. Hit “Submit”
  11. You should now see Christopher Kibler listed as a “Course Builder” for your course under users and we can create an “Electronic Reserve” folder under “Course Content” and add your documents there.

We are also able to copy any documents to Blackboard Electronic Reserve that you currently have on Library Electronic Reserve. If you have any questions, please contact:

Christopher Kibler

Connelly Library • 1900 West Olney Avenue • Philadelphia, PA 19141
Phone: 215.951.1292 | Fax: 215.951.1549
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