Faculty Assistance

Service Description

Let us work collaboratively with you to design and implement instructional services aimed at developing skills needed by undergraduate and graduate students to excel in their work at Rice University and after graduation. We are committed to user outreach and excellent customer service to provide an effective instruction program that meets the needs of our library users.

Circulation Assistance

  • ILL/Document Delivery
  • Course Materials (Leganto in Canvas)
  • Missing items
  • Renewals
  • Proxy Forms
  • LSC requests

Research Assistance

  • There are subject librarians assigned to work with one or more academic disciplines. 
  • Collection support for teaching and research
  • Library research instruction
  • Check out our Research Guides - Can be customized for your class
  • Rush processing
  • Suggesting materials to purchase
  • Electronic resources access troubleshooting
  • Guidance and referral for preservation of personal materials 

Digital Media Commons Assistance

  • Custom Workshops
  • Faculty Work Request
  • Poster printing
  • A/V equipment
  • Media editing and converting
  • Document/film/slide scanning
  • Audio Studio or Video/Photography Studio

GIS/Data Center Assistance

  • Request GIS data
  • Request custom GIS instruction
  • Request one-on-one GIS project training
  • Request custom map design for publication
  • Request GIS consulting services
  • Hire a GIS student

Digital Scholarship Services Assistance

  •  Research Assistance
    • Provide assistance in identifying and using digital research tools
    • Assist researchers in managing their data and in developing data management plans
  • Scholarly Communications Assistance
    • Facilitate deposits of articles in the Rice Research Repository in support of Rice’s open access policy (DSS)
    • Support compliance with federal open access mandates, such as the NIH Public Access Policy (DSS)
    • Offer consulting and support for developing an online scholarly identity, including through ORCID identifiers (DSS) 
    • Provide publishing support
  •  Digital Scholarship Assistance
    • Help to develop scholarly digital projects
    • Provide access to digitization, digital curation and digital preservation facilities & expertise
    • Create digital collections in the Rice Research Repository (for publications, data, video, audio and other materials) and JSTOR Forum (for images).

Kelley Center for Government Information, Data and Geospatial Services Assistance

Support faculty research and instruction, digital and campus-wide projects, new faculty orientation, and faculty community service

  • Request to buy relevant books (government information, government data and statistics, maps, intellectual property, patent and trademarks). We build collections based on faculty research interests and instruction needs
  • Request assistance with acquiring open government data sets and statistics for research and instruction
  • Request assistance with finding non numerical government publications for research and instruction
  • Make an appointment for one on one research and teaching support consultation
  • Request or ask about our custom government information and data resource instruction
  • Ask about collaborative research opportunities with Kelley Center using government information and data in your subject field, sponsored by Fondren Library research fund
  • Request assistance with accessing and operating microform scanning/viewing machines 
  • Request assistance with patent and trademark searching
  • Request assistance with searching and accessing our paper format map collections 
  • Request assistance with searching and accessing Fondren Library microform collections 
  • Register our training workshops of finding and using government information and data for research
  • Get connected and share your research/instruction/service/projects/publications using government information 
  • Kelley Center Information Desk for on site quick reference and guidance
  • Check out our online research guides
  • We have Harris County certified voter registrars to get you registered to vote
  • Stay connected with us via Kelley Center Instagram 

Woodson Research Center Assistance

  • Research Assistance
  • Scanning and Duplication of Woodson Materials
  • Departmental and Teaching Support Consultations
  • Support Digital and Campus-Wide Projects
  • Deposit Materials for Classroom Instruction
  • Build Collections Based on Faculty Research Interest