UNM Los Alamos

Services for Faculty

Services for Faculty

Course Reserves | Class Library Visits | Information Literacy Instruction | Interlibrary Loan | Recommending Resources | Copyright


Faculty Library Guide


Course Reserves

  • You may place up to 10 items per course on reserve.
  • Please fill out and submit a Reserve Request Form.
  • Specify desired loan status for reserve materials as Library Use Only, Two-Day Checkout, or One-Week Checkout.
  • Allow 24 hours for library staff to prepare materials for circulation before sending students to the library to use them.
  • Please do not tell students that items are on reserve until you have actually placed them on reserve.
  • Electronic reserves are available for online courses. Please contact library staff at ulalib@unm.edu for options.
  • For more information contact Joe Matthews at 662-0343.

Class Library Visits


Scavenger Hunt Tours

  • Library staff will design an interactive in-person or online Scavenger Hunt to introduce students to the library facility, services, and resources.
  • Please contact the library at least one week in advance to request a Scavenger Hunt activity.

Open Labs and Assignments with a Library Component

  • You may schedule a library visit for classes to work on assignments involving the use of library resources.
  • We will design resource and search guides customized to the assignment.
  • We will work cooperatively with you in assisting students in using library materials.
  • Contact us at least two weeks in advance to set up a session.
  • Please provide us with  the written assignment at least two weeks in advance.
  • Please prepare your students for the library visit (expectations of the assignment and time spent in the library).
  • Please accompany your classes to the library.

Information Literacy Instruction Menu

You are welcome and encouraged to request information literacy instruction for any of your courses, whether they are online (both asynchronous and synchronous) or face-to-face.  You may choose one or more of the following options. Please contact Dennis Davies-Wilson at 661-4685 to schedule sessions or request assistance.

  • Customized face-to-face or online instruction sessions.
  • Customized self-guided library tour scavenger hunts (in person or online).
  • Customized resource guides.
  • Customized self-guided course-related assignments necessitating use of library resources.
  • Information literacy fundamentals videos and database guides
  • One-on-one sessions for yourself.

Communication and Humanities Core Courses

With recent revisions to the New Mexico Higher Education General Education Core Curriculum, all Communication and Humanities core courses must incorporate information and digital literacy into course content as of August 1, 2019.  For more information, please see: https://hed.state.nm.us/resources-for-schools/public_schools/general-education.  Please contact Dennis Davies-Wilson if you would like assistance from the library.  


Interlibrary Loan

  • You may request materials through interlibrary loan any time during the year.
  • For more information please access the ILL page.

Recommending Resources

  • You may recommend resources (including periodicals and online resources) to be added to the library's collection at anytime.
  • Please submit recommendations using the online form.

Copyright and Fair Use

Copyright Law is complicated and vague in terms of what is considered "fair use." The links below contain very helpful information.