The Social Work Library provides course reserves services for social work courses.
Faculty should submit a syllabus to the BCSSW Program Assistants for final formatting. The Program Assistants will forward a copy of the final syllabus to the library when it is ready.
Library staff will scan and post a "fair use" portion of the book. The portion that can be considered fair use varies and should be a limited amount tailored to the pedagogical purpose. A fair use portion would seldom exceed 2 chapters or 20%.
Some items may need to be ordered, scanned, recalled, or repaired, which can cause a delay between the time a syllabus is received and the time the material is available for student use. Because of this, syllabi should be submitted as soon as possible to ensure reserves are completed for the first week of classes. Syllabi received close to the beginning of the semester will be worked on in weekly increments until reserves are completed.
Required readings are placed on a course’s reserves list. This includes
Recommended (but not required) readings are not placed on reserve.
Additional requests will be fulfilled under course reserves and copyright guidelines. For example, if faculty want to assign a recommended article, it can be placed on reserve. Faculty should email Shannon Fiske, the Reserves Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Course reserve lists are available only when the course is being taught.
Items on reserve at the Social Work Library will be removed at the end of each semester unless they are needed for the following semester.
To remove an item on reserve during the semester, please email email@example.com with the title(s) of the item(s).
Copyright, Fair Use, and Library Reserves from the University of Oregon Libraries
Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Academic and Research Libraries from the Association of Research Libraries (ARL)
Reserves Copyright Information from Virginia Tech's University Libraries
A link to the Library Course Reserves list appears in every Canvas site and can also be accessed through the library Course Reserves.
Students should contact the Assistant Dean for Students with Disabilities to obtain textbooks or course readings in a format that is accessible to them. A full list of disability services is available from the Disabilities Services Office.