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Faculty Guide to Leslie J. Savage Library: Home

Learn about the services and resources the Library provides to support teaching and learning at Western

Faculty Guide to Your Leslie J. Savage Library

A Resources & Services Guide for Faculty

Welcome! 

The Faculty Guide to Leslie J. Savage Library includes information about the many resources and services available to faculty. On this page you will find help with: 

Who, What, How

Things come up and we wonder, "How do I... "  You have a crack library team who can help. Here's who to contact to: 

Not finding a contact for your question? 

Remote Services

Your Leslie J. Savage Library provides access to the same resources and services to Western's remote learners and instructors that residential faculty and learners enjoy. 

One-on-One Assistance - we are available via phone, email, chat, Teams, and Zoom. Librarians are here to help with resource LMS integration, embedding content, open educational resources (OER), resource recommendations, research queries, and programmatic support.

Information Literacy - Information literacy instruction enables students to use library resources more confidently and to think more critically about the sources they incorporate in their assignments. Please contact your liaison to schedule an instructional session - in-person or remote sessions available. 

On-Demand Delivery - need a book, DVD, or other physical item from the library mailed to your out-of-town address? We can do that! Just return the item(s) via USPS by the due date. 

Scan and Deliver - let us know which pages or images you would like scanned from our print collection, including journals. We'll scan them and send them to you. Please use the ILL form to submit requests.  *Faculty, please note that we no longer support the COVID accommodation of scanning textbook chapters for upload to Canvas courses. 

Find more information about these services along with additional resources on Library resources on Canvas.

Off-campus Access

Your Library provides access to a great many materials remotely. Here's how to get what you need: 

If you are attempting to access the library catalog (physical items and ebooks/e-audiobooks) to place a hold on an item or to access OverDrive ebooks, e-audiobooks, or magazines without success, it is likely that we just need to add you to our system. Chat with us or send an email to library@western.edu to start the process; it takes no time. (It’s a good idea to get your account set up regardless.)

If you are trying to access subscription databases:

On-campus – your IP address should be recognized and shuttle you right in. Contact us if this is not the case.

Off-campus – the system needs a little more help to recognize you as a Western employee. 

To access library databases and articles off-campus, faculty and students log in with their Western username and password. The proxy login is in flux at this time so your username may look like fac_lastname or Western email or a combination of your first and last name. Please contact IT Services with questions about your off-campus database login username and/or password. Your friendly library staff are happy to troubleshoot resource access issues with you.  

instructions for off-campus access

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Andrea Brown

Andrea Brown
Interlibrary Loan Manager / Evening Supervisor
Phone: (970) 943-2307
Email: andrea.brown@western.edu
Office Location: Savage Library 203A


Andrea Brown

Tristan Buss
eResource and Serials Coordinator
Phone: (970) 943-2054
Email: tbuss@western.edu
Office Location: Savage Library 114


Katie Crawford
Head of Access Services
Phone: (970) 943-2107
Email: kcrawford@western.edu
Office Location: Savage Library 205


Cheryl Dandel

Cheryl Dandel
Library Acquisitions Technician / Department Administrator
Phone: (970) 943-2053
Email: cdandel@western.edu
Office Location: Savage Library 204


Sophia Phillips

Sophia Phillps
Technical Services, Archives & Special Collections Librarian
Phone: (970) 943-2399
Email: sophiaphillips@western.edu
Office Location: Savage Library, West Wing 113


Emma Schmidtke

Emma Schmidtke
Education and Research Librarian
Phone: (970) 943-2898
Email: eschmidtke@western.edu
Office Location: Savage Library 210


Tiffanie Wick

Tiffanie Wick
Director of Library Services / Government Publications 
Phone: (970) 943-2477
Email: twick@western.edu
Office Location: Savage Library 209


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