Library Services for Faculty and Staff
As a faculty or staff member, you may borrow books and audiovisual materials from Watzek library using your Lewis & Clark or another government-issued photo ID. Loan periods and overdue fines vary by material type.
If we do not have the item you are looking for, you can request books and audiovisual materials through Summit, a consortium of nearly 40 northwest academic libraries. You can also request resources through Interlibrary Loan (ILL). When available, Summit items will generally arrive within five working days while ILL materials may take longer. L&C and Summit materials can be found through Primo. Interlibrary Loan materials can be found in WorldCat. Renewal requests for L&C items can be made in person, over the phone, or through your circulation account.
Log in to your circulation account using your lclark username and password to view due dates, renew L&C materials, and check the status of requested materials.
Faculty and staff may designate another current professor, staff or student as a proxy. This proxy will be allowed to check out materials at Watzek on your behalf. By authorizing a proxy, you accept all responsibility for items checked out on your library record, including applicable fines & charges. You can designate a proxy by completing this form.
Using South Campus Delivery Graduate faculty may have library materials delivered directly to Room 202 in Rogers Hall. You may return items to Watzek by placing them in the book drop located in the York Graduate Center Commons, or by bringing them directly to Watzek Library.
For individual articles from the Library's periodicals and microform collection, or a chapter from a Watzek book, make a request and a scanned copy will be delivered to you electronically.
Reference Librarians are available to help you find the information you need:
Doctoral Dissertations from The Graduate School of Education's Doctor of Education in Leadership (Ed.D.) program can be found in ProQuest's PQDT Open database; they are also indexed in the library catalog under the author name " Lewis & Clark College (Portland, Or.) Graduate School of Education and Counseling." We highly recommend that you encourage your students to submit their theses to Watzek electronically for preservation.
Lewis & Clark's Special Collections offers extensive research collections including rare books, manuscripts, photographs, and other one-of-a-kind materials. Special Collections provides full digital access to selected materials including the William Stafford Archives and College historical materials like yearbooks and photographs.
The College's Visual Resources Center maintains a continuously expanding collection of digital images and a robust analog slide collection to support student and faculty research and instruction in visual culture across the Lewis & Clark curriculum.
Watzek Librarians regularly partner with faculty to offer sessions designed to engage students in all levels of discovery and use of information resources. Find out more about Library Instruction Services for your class.
The library/faculty liaison program pairs a librarian with each academic department or program. Your liaison will inform you about new library resources and services, and assist you with your instructional and library research needs. Your liaison also works with you to select materials for your department. Requests from faculty members are a major source for building the library collection. Please use the linked form or contact your library liaison.
Our Course Reserve service provides controlled, ready access to books, videos, and CDs required for Lewis & Clark classes.
Library Services Brochures
LC Faculty say...
"Library services are essential to my teaching and scholarship and working with Watzek is always a pleasure. The staff willingly assists in finding resources and explaining how to access them."- Kip Ault
Professor of Education
"These are some of the most creative people around. Their artistry has astounded me more than once when I myself have fallen into the black hole of resource material. Nothing's ever too tucked away in the knowledge base for these folks. They're wizards!"- Mary Clare
Professor of Counseling Psychology
"I consider the library staff to be key allies in lots of the things that I do--brain-storming research topics and sources with individual students, figuring out how to track down obscure materials, introducing me or an entire class to new databases. These are people it's a pleasure to work with."- Jane Hunter
Professor of History