Faculty Services


The library provides instruction to support research assignments and to enhance students’ information literacy competencies. 

Please see the librarian or the library associate to arrange instruction appropriate to the assignment you have given. 

Sessions can be scheduled for classroom, Library, or computer lab. They may include (but need not be limited to):

  • Using KentLINK and OhioLINK
  • Using a specific research database
  • Developing search strategies
  • Evaluating Internet and other sources
  • Documenting sources, managing citations, and  avoiding plagiarism
  • Distinguishing popular and scholarly resources
  • Using PowerPoint effectively
  • Using multimedia applications for class presentations 

For additional information and resources, see our Instruction, Guides, and Tutorials page.


The Library consults with faculty about their research projects and assists in obtaining materials not available at the Salem Campus Library. Please contact the Librarian for an overview of research databases and library services or for referrals to subject specialists at the Kent Campus.  

Equipment & Audiovisual

The Library provides audiovisual and instructional equipment to the classroom. VCRs and audiocassette and CD players are available for individual use in the Library or S.M.I.L.E. lab.   

To schedule equipment, fill out an A-V Equipment Request form, call the Circulation Desk at 74213, or you send e-mail to lms_sale_avbook@dax.lms.kent.edu


The Reserve Collection is ensure access to materials which are in high demand. The types of material which may be placed on reserve include, books, journal articles, sample assignments, class notes, and AV materials.

See Maegan Richards, Library Associate to place Materials on Reserve. The Library’s electronic reserves system, ERes is available through the Kent library at http:///www.library.kent.edu/page/10336

Contact the Kent State Salem Campus Library: phone: 330-337-4213 and fax: 330-337-4144.