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Faculty Guide to Collections & Services

Overview

Our physical collection consists of over 1000 books and 200 individual psychological testing kits. All items are available to check out on a limited bases. 

Use the Quick Search box to the left to locate items in our catalog. Or, for more advanced search features, please visit our 
catalog

Lending Policy:

  • Books: 3 weeks

  • Test Kits: 1 week

  • Audio/Visual Items: 2 days

  • Course Reserve: 2 hours

Psychological Testing Collection

The library holds nearly 200 individual psychological testing materials for use by faculty and students. Record forms are available upon request when you check out a test kit. In addition to physical test kits, the library also has access to online assessments and scoring through Pearson, WPS, MHS, and Par, Inc. 

Testing materials are checked out for one week. At certain times during the semester, some testing material may be placed on reserve for a course. Courses are given priority for all testing material and, while on reserve, those kits will not be available to check out.  As such, please plan accordingly. 

Audio Visual Collection

Laptop Adapters, Clickers, and Recorders

All classrooms are equipped with display adapter dongles for use with various types of laptops. If you are using your MacBook to present in a meeting or conference room, you will need to check out an adapter from the library.

The library also has a small collection of PowerPoint clickers and audio recorders available for checkout on a first-come, first-serve basis.

If you need help setting up a class or presentation, please contact IT at 617-327-6777 x1600 or email them at support@williamjames.edu.

Recording and Sharing Videos

Please read the William James College Policy on Academic Recording for important information about recording academic videos.

The library has a small collection of webcams available for checkout on a first-come, first-serve basis. Webcams may be used in conjunction with VidGrid to record and share videos, presentations, and screen casts.

Before you begin recording, visit IT's Knowledgebase to learn how to set up your VidGrid account. Click here: Record using VidGrid

Conference Calls

Conference phones are available in all meeting and conference rooms. If you need to set up a conference call in a classroom, the library has one Polycom Conference Pod available for checkout on a first-come, first-serve basis. 

For help setting up a conference line, please visit IT's Knowledgebase site for Setting up your own conference bridge

Computer Lab

The library has 16 computers for use by the community. Every computer is loaded with Microsoft Office 2013 and SPSS and is connected to the printing network. 

Three of the computers are loaded with a variety of psychological testing scoring software. Faculty and students are welcome to use the computers at their leisure. Computers may also be reserved by faculty for class sessions. Please contact Julia Clement for more details about scoring software and booking the computers

Purchase Suggestions

We encourage faculty to suggest additions to the library's collection. Suggestions are evaluated by the librarian and decisions based upon the library's collection development policy and budget. Materials that support courses are given first priority. Ebooks will be purchased where available and are given preference over physical copies. Please submit your request at least 90 days in advance to allow for processing and shipping. 

If you would like to suggest an item for the library to purchase, please email the item details to Julia Clement