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Architecture Library Guide for Instructors

Architecture Library services and resources for instructors.

Library Services for Classes

How to Place Items on Reading Lists (Course Reserve)

  • Contact Jackie Sciscoe, Architecture Library Coordinator, at 765-285-5857 or jsciscoe@bsu.edu, to place books or DVDs on reserve or request e-reserves.
  • Stop by the Architecture Library to drop off items or the list of items to go on reserve, or email the list to jsciscoe@bsu.edu. Include:
    • Title
    • Author
    • Call Number
    • Course Number
    • Check out period for the reserve (2hour, 1Day, 3Day, 7Day, or e-reserve)
    • Length of time you want the material on reserve (all semester or list the dates needed)
  • E-reserves guidelines:  up to 1 chapter or up to 10-15% from a book and no more than 1 article from a single issue of a journal or magazine.
  • How Students Access Reading Lists (course reserves):  
    • See below for instructions on how to Turn on Reading Lists in Canvas.
    • Alternatively, when students login to Reading Lists, they will see a list of Reading Lists for courses they are enrolled in.
    • Physical items are on reserve in the Architecture Library in the first row of the stacks. Students can ask at the Architecture Library Desk for help finding their course reserves.
    • Links to e-reserves are in the course Reading List. Students log in with their Ball State usernames and passwords to access e-reserves.

Library Instruction Sessions

  • Each session is tailored to the research needs of the students and the class.
  • Sessions can be synchronous or asynchronous, as short as 5 minutes or as long as the entire class period.
  • Contact Amy Trendler, Architecture Librarian, at 765-285-5858 or aetrendler@bsu.edu to schedule a session.
  • For sessions related to the Building Material Samples Collection contact Brad Johnston, Visual Resources Curator, at 765-285-5865 or bcjohnston@bsu.edu.

Library Subject Guides for Classes/Projects

  • Subject guides highlight resources in support of a class or project topic including:
    • Tips for research
    • Finding articles
    • Links to research databases that match the topic
  • Guides can be created in conjunction with a library instruction session, or as stand alone resources.
  • Contact Amy Trendler, Architecture Librarian, at 765-285-5858 or aetrendler@bsu.edu, to arrange for a library subject guide.

Research Consultations & Appointments With the Librarian

  • Instructors and students can schedule virtual appointments with the librarian to discuss research topics or learn how to use resources.
  • Contact Amy Trendler, Architecture Librarian, at 765-285-5858 or aetrendler@bsu.edu to schedule a research consultation or appointment.
  • For appointments related to the Building Material Samples Collection contact Brad Johnston, Visual Resources Curator, at 765-285-5865 or bcjohnston@bsu.edu.

Turn on Reading Lists in Canvas

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