Undergraduate and Graduate Instruction
Library OrientationsAccess the Library Orientation
This orientation is intended for all lower division classes whose students are new to KSU. It will provide students with an introduction to library resources and services. All sessions are pre-scheduled in the 4th and 5th weeks of the semester.
30-minute Library Services by Major
This 30-minute session is intended for lower-division classes and will introduce students to library services for specific academic majors. These sessions work well for classes without a defined research component. These sessions may also be followed by a subsequent 60-minute session to provide your students with two opportunities to learn about library services and research resources.
60-minute Introductory Research
This 60-minute session is intended for general education classes, such as ENGL 1102 or PSYC 1101, where students are working on a research-based assignment. Librarians may teach students about research topic development, searching, or selecting appropriate sources.
60-minute Advanced ResearchSchedule Undergraduate Classes
This 60-minute session is intended for upper-division classes where students are working on a research-based assignment. Librarians may teach students advanced searching techniques, topic development, source evaluation, citation management software, or a discipline-specific process.
Undergraduate Course GuideRequest Undergraduate Course Guide
This asynchronous library guide is intended for classes that do not receive a librarian instruction session. You may re-use a Subject Guide or you may request a customized guide to be created in collaboration with your assigned librarian. All guides can be embedded into D2L.
For questions about undergraduate classes contact the KSU Library System Instruction Coordinator, Christina Holm, at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 470-578-6197.
Graduate InstructionSchedule Graduate Instruction
Graduate instruction sessions are created in consultation between the class instruction and the graduate librarian teaching it. To schedule a session, please contact the Graduate Librarian for your school or program.
For more information about graduate instruction please contact the Director of the Graduate Library, Cheryl Stiles, at email@example.com or at 470-578-6003.
Kennesaw State University Library System is required to comply with all applicable copyright and intellectual property laws. All KSU faculty, staff, and students are expected to do the same. Therefore, the Kennesaw State University Library System will work with faculty, staff, and students to ensure that all material placed on reserve complies with copyright law. It is the individual responsibility of all faculty, staff, and students to obtain copyright clearance. Please contact the Course Reserve Unit for guidance.
Physical Reserve Items
Electronic Reserve ItemsReserves Form (Kennesaw) Reserves Form (Marietta)
- Read Electronic Reserve Guidelines
- Submit Reserves Form
- Allow(5) days before announcing availability.
- Provide students with the E-Reserves Course Password (E-Mailed to you)
- Provide students with a link in Desire2Learn
Undergraduate Collegiate Liaison Program
Graduate Librarian Directory
Sign up here:Reserve Multi-Purpose Room- Kennesaw Campus
The Multi-Purpose room at Sturgis Library has a seating capacity of 26 and can only be reserved by faculty/staff members who must be present throughout the duration of the reservation. This room provides an area for larger groups of students, staff, and faculty to have presentations, meetings or work sessions.
Permanent assignment of rooms are not made to any particular academic group or social organization.
Reservations must be made up to 72 hours in advance.
Length of Reservation - 2 hours only
What you need - for Multi-Purpose Room is 1 KSU Faculty/Staff, KSU ID Card
Seminar Spaces and Multi-Purpose Rooms Policy
OwlView Interactive Video Wall
OwlView at the Sturgis Library is the KSU Library System’s new interactive video wall. The wall is available for faculty and staff to use to support academic collaboration, presentations, research, and innovation.
The wall, located on the first floor of the Sturgis Library on the Kennesaw Campus, features eight 55” monitors for a total screen size larger than 16 feet wide and 4.5 feet tall. The wall displays content in a 32:9 aspect ratio.
OwlView can be used for:
- Web browsing
- Photo slide shows
OwlView at the Sturgis Library must be reserved at least 4 weeks in advance. The library will schedule the wall for you. UITS will contact you to assist you in utilizing the wall.
To schedule your use of the OwlView wall or for further information, please email: OwlViewAtSturgisLibrary@kennesaw.edu
Faculty Subvention Fund
The KSU Office of Research and the KSU Library System is committed to the promotion of KSU research, scholarship, and various creative endeavors by KSU faculty. The Office of Research and the Library System offers publication subvention assistance with the cost of manuscript publication. Faculty can apply for subvention funds through the Dean of Library Services for the purpose of the publication of books, book chapters, peer reviewed open access journal articles or research manuscripts created at Kennesaw State University. To apply for funding please complete the application form.
Subventions are appropriate when publication cost are high due to article processing charges, artwork, cost associated with acquiring permissions to publish images, data sets, maps, photos, and production due to unanticipated publishing issues. Subventions will be considered for costs associated with the publication or production of:
- Scholarly books in print or electronic
- Peer reviewed open access journal articles
- Art catalogues and collections for which the applicant is the artist or senior editor
Peer-reviewed journals listed in the Directory of Open Access Journals are eligible for subvention funding.
Who at KSU is eligible?
Eligibility is for KSU faculty for whom research, scholarship, and/or creative activity are included as one of their primary job responsibilities. The primary author must currently be affiliated with Kennesaw State University. Co-authors can be affiliated with other institutions. The Primary KSU Author must have:
- Contributed substantially to the conception and design of the study, the acquisition of data, or its analysis and interpretation
- Drafted or provided critical revision of the article/book/book chapter
- Provided final approval of the version to publish
- Agreed to be accountable for all aspects of the work in ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are appropriately investigated and resolved
Research and creative endeavors are defined as undertakings that constitute scholarly activity in a particular academic discipline or professional activities that lead to promotion or tenure.
Peer review is a process of getting advice on submitted manuscripts from experts in your field. The peer review process may involve multiple experts who are not staff members of the journal you are submitting to.
Authors should know their rights and how to negotiate their rights. If you need guidance please contact Dr. Evans in the library.
Faculty members should make every effort to obtain funds for subvention and/or permissions costs from a variety of sources before submitting a request for funds.
Some of these potential sources of funding work on established deadlines, thus faculty members who know that they will require subvention funding should explore these options as soon as they learn of their needs for subvention.
Funding is available up to $1,000 per request.
Multiple requests may be made but only one request from a faculty member will be funded in a fiscal year.
The following are not Eligible for Subvention funds:
Fees for accelerated publication
Fees for pre-acceptance i.e. typing fees or artwork by someone other than the author of the work
Hybrid journals that make only selected articles open access
Letters to the Editor
Manuscripts with mandatory embargoes
Reprint costs of articles in professional journals
Table of content production
Subvention funds are not available for applicants who are non-compliant with Institutional Review Board requirements.
Any fees or charges that are required for manuscript processing and/or publishing materials in the journal shall be clearly stated in a place that is easy for potential authors to find prior to submitting their manuscripts for review or explained to authors before they begin preparing their manuscript for submission. If no such fees are charged that should also be clearly stated.