Sending our faculty to MaRS: The Materials Request System

James Parrigin, Christopher Woodall


The Salisbury University (SU) Libraries developed a hosted library materials ordering system in 2018 and has begun to survey discipline faculty users to determine enhancements that they recommend and are possible to enact.

Now, before we go any further, we would like to point out that I, James Parrigin, am not in a collection management or library technology unit. I am SU Libraries’ coordinator of library instruction. At our mid-size, public, regional comprehensive university of approximately eight thousand FTE and more than four hundred full-time faculty, eight faculty librarians liaise with forty academic schools and programs. I am the subject librarian to the communication, English, and modern languages departments. Like my librarian colleagues, I provide several kinds of support including information literacy instruction one-shots, personal research consultations for students and faculty, research guide creation, course-embedded research support in the Canvas learning management system, and associated development of learning objects ranging from handouts to learning tutorials.

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