Faculty Services

  • Library Orientations
    This orientation is intended for First-Year Composition and First-Year Seminar classes at KSU. It will provide students with an introduction to library services and resources. The sessions are prescheduled in the 4th week of August 2020. Sign-up today to reserve your class’s spot!

    Access the Library Orientation

    Summer Webinars
    Would you like to encourage students to use the library for their research projects this summer? If so, ask your students to sign up and attend the library’s free information literacy webinars. These webinars will help your students master basic research skills and will guide them to the library’s databases. Sessions will take place on May 19th, June 10th, and June 23rd. Students must sign up for the sessions in advance.

    Summer Webinar Sign-Up Page

    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.

    Request Undergraduate Course Guide

    For questions about undergraduate classes contact the KSU Library System Instruction Coordinator, Christina Holm, at cholm1@kennesaw.edu or at 470-578-6197.

    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.

    Schedule Graduate Instruction

    For more information about graduate instruction please contact the Director of the Graduate Library, Cheryl Stiles, at cstiles@kennesaw.edu 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 Items

    Reserves 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

    Reserves Contact: For Kennesaw Campus: Kevin Jackson kjack311@kennesaw.edu, 470-578-2004.                    For Marietta Campus: Donna Coder dcoder@kennesaw.edu, 470-578-7472.

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    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.

    Room Reservations
    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 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:

    • Presentations
    • Collaboration
    • Lectures
    • Video
    • 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

  • Please note that the Faculty Subvention Fund is being suspended until further notice. 

    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.

    Pre-submission Suggestions

    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.

    Evaluation Criteria

    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:

    Author’s comments
    Book Indexing
    Book reviews
    Conference Proceedings
    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
    Predatory Journals
    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.