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Faculty Guide

Faculty guide for navigating to the library resources and academic support services available through Kean University's Learning Commons.

Academic Support Services Available through the Learning Commons

The Learning Commons offers academic support services online and in-person through Writing Services, the Public Speaking Lab, and Tutoring Services. Click the links listed below to access additional information as well as instructions for students to schedule appointments:

Faculty Book Requests

Faculty members may recommend the purchase of a specific library book by filling out a Library Book Request Form

For questions regarding faculty book requests, please contact Chrisler Pitts at (908) 737-4613 or
Faculty who teach at Kean Ocean may also request the purchase of specific library books and media materials by filling out a separate form: Library Book Request Form for Kean Ocean Faculty. Please contact Chrisler Pitts at (908) 737-4613 or for more information.

WebEx Webinars

In Fall 2018, the Nancy Thompson Library Learning Commons began offering live webinars via the WebEx online conferencing platform as part of a 2018-2019 Kean University Quality First Initiatives project. Click the link below to view a recording of one of the initial webinars:

WorldCat Discovery: Accessing Global Information Sources (Books, Ebooks, Articles, Videos, and More) -- originally broadcast live on Monday, December 3, 2018 at 3:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m.


Please watch this space for additional videos to be posted in early 2019!

Video Modules

The following video modules were created by librarians Craig Anderson and Linda Cifelli for the Research & Technology classes taught by Dr. Melda Yildiz, Dr. Claudie Knezek, and Professor Bridget Lepore. Each brief video lasts about 5 minutes. We recommend that you view the videos in the order listed.

Research Guides

Click Research Guides Home to access a collection of subject-focused research resources. Kean University's librarians created these guides to provide recommendation for starting research, finding books, finding articles (and selecting databases), finding Web sites, and citing sources.

Please feel free to incorporate links to specific Research Guides into your course Blackboard pages or syllabi.

In addition, several guides were created specifically for faculty: