LEARNING RESOURCES @ BERKLEE COLLEGE OF MUSIC
[Faculty Services]
Circulation
Faculty can check out up to 20 scores, books, learning DVDs, and play-along CDs for up to eight weeks and up to 6 DVDs and CDs from the media center for up to 7 days. Faculty may check out items they have placed on reserve overnight as needed. Items on reserve for another faculty member may only be checked out for more than the normal two hour period with the permission of that faculty member. Faculty may only place holds on items that are checked out. Once the item has been found in the library catalog, click on the “Request Item” link in the upper right corner. Enter the barcode from your Berklee ID card when prompted. When the item is returned to the library, an email notification will be sent to the email address attached to the request and the item will be held at the circulation desk for pick-up. The status of hold requests and circulated materials can be viewed at the “My Account” tab in the library’s online catalog (catalog.berklee.edu ).

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Research
Journals/Magazines
Please visit our Local Periodical Holdings page for a complete list of the journals/magazines available in physical format at the library. Periodicals and reference books may only be used on the library premises. For a list of the journals/magazines available, in some cases remotely, please see our Journals & Magazines list. Online periodical databases include Academic Search Premier, Academic OneFile, Rock's Backpages, International Index to Music Periodicals, The Music Index and FirstSearch.

Streaming audio
The library provides access to a number of audio streaming databases, including: African American Song, Classical Music Library, Naxos Music Library, Smithsonian Global Sound and Naxos Jazz Library. Faculty will need their username and password to access the journal or streaming audio databases remotely.

InterLibrary Loan
If the library does not own the item or all copies are missing/lost, Berklee faculty can use Interlibrary Loan to check out books, scores and articles held by other participating libraries by filling out the InterLibrary Loan Form. If you need any assistance with these services, please ask a staff member at the reference desk or call x8002.

Research Guides
A new addition to our online resources, the Research Guides are meant to help first semester students begin exploring the library. Please encourage your students to use them! Current topics include most principle instruments, music therapy, music business, film scoring, Africana studies, and more. If you would like to collaborate with library staff to create a guide for your subject or discipline, please contact Erica Charis at x8465, echaris@berklee.edu, or in her office (room 298 in the 150 building).

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Reserves

Two types of course reserves are available: desk reserve and online reserve. It can take up to five business days in addition to acquisition time to put something on reserve, so please plan accordingly.

Desk Reserve
Faculty can place scores, books, sound recordings, videos or official course packets on desk reserve to be available for students at the library circulation desk or in the media center. To do this, please fill out our Faculty Item Request and Reserve Form or stop by the reference desk during normal business hours and speak with one of the reference librarians. Do not bring your own books, scores, DVDs or CDs to put on reserve—personal items given to the library will be considered a donation to the permanent collection. If the library does not already own a copy of the item, it can take up to two weeks to receive purchased items, so be sure to put your order in on time. Only one copy of an item will be placed on reserve; a second copy can be ordered to be placed in the general circulating collection.

Online Reserve
If you are interested in creating online course reserves (which includes audio and visual material), contact Ernie Gillis at x8533, egillis@berklee.edu or in his office (room 182 in the 150 building). Faculty will need their username and password to access the online reserve materials.

Please see our “Reserves” brochure for more information.

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Library Instruction
The library offers one to two hour-long library instruction sessions that can be tailored to the needs of a specific course or topic. These are led by a librarian in one of the Learning Center’s labs and provide students with hands-on instruction in using the library’s resources. Research guides and bibliographies may also be developed to assist students in research projects. Please contact the Outreach Librarian to discuss the ways in which the library can assist faculty. To schedule an instruction session, please fill out the Library Instruction Request Form. Please note, the library requires 2 weeks advanced notice in order to accommodate requests.

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Acquisitions
We appreciate and encourage your input on print and media items to add to our collection. Please fill out our Faculty Item Request and Reserve Form, email a librarian or visit the reference desk to make a request. We will consider purchasing item(s) that are not already owned by the library and that support the curricular and educational goals of Berklee College of Music. To contact a library staff member regarding acquisitions, see our Contact Staff webpage.

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Events and Displays
The library hosts several events each semester highlighting various topics of interest or areas of learning. These often include film screenings, discussion panels, information searching workshops, music presentations or lectures, and displays. To find out what’s happening this month, go to the Calendar page. We welcome all faculty input and collaboration—please email Erica Charis at echaris@berklee.edu with any event or display ideas or suggestions.

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