314 Faculty Rights and Privileges

314.01 Academic Freedom

All faculty members are entitled to enjoy and to exercise without penalty for such exercise all the rights of an American citizen as well as the rights of academic freedom as they are understood generally in the teaching profession.

314.02 Faculty Library Privileges

Complete information regarding University Library collections and services can be found on our website: http://www.library.gsu.edu.

A. Borrowing Privileges

The University PantherCard ID serves as the library borrowing card. Regularly circulating library materials signed-out by faculty are due on June 15th of each year, subject to recall by another patron after 28 days of uninterrupted use.

Georgia State University faculty may borrow items from most academic libraries in Georgia. Georgia State has a joint borrowing agreement with Georgia Tech, the University of Georgia Main and Science Libraries, and Emory University's Woodruff Library. Materials may be borrowed from these libraries using your Georgia State University PantherCard. To borrow materials from libraries other than these three, a special borrowing card is available at the Reference Desk on the 1st floor of Library North. Be sure to obtain a special borrowing card before going to any other academic libraries.

B. Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary Loan Service, located on the 2nd floor of Library North, is available to all GSU faculty, staff, and students. It provides for the borrowing of needed items not owned by University Library. Request forms are available in the Interlibrary Loan office, at the Reference Desk on the first floor of Library North, or may be completed via an electronic form available from the "forms" link on the library's home page. There is no charge to the patron for books or photocopies obtained through Interlibrary Loan. ILL can be reached at (404)651-2475 or at libill@langate.gsu.edu.

C. Reserves

Faculty members may place items On Reserve for restricted class use. The library's Reserve collection consists of library materials from our general collection, media materials, photocopies, and personal copies of items not owned by the library. Faculty may request that materials be place on reserve by submitting a completed print Reserve List Request Form available at the Circulation Desk or electonic copy form the "forms" link on the library's home page. A copy is also mailed to all faculty before the beginning of each semester. The reserves unit can be contacted at (404)651-2178.

The Pals Across Georga DocuWeb Project provides faculty with electronic reserve services. For more information visit http://docuweb.gsu.edu.

D. Library Instruction

The University Library offers a variety of instructional programs related to research skills, information literacy, and the Internet. Course instructors can arrange for specialized library instruction for their students during class sessions. Instructional technologies in the library's classroom on the 2nd floor of Library North provide a hands-on learning environment for students. Drop-in classes are scheduled each semester and are open to everyone. Consulation appointments can also be made by students, faculty, and staff for in-depth, customized assistance. Library faculty are available to collaborate with course instructors to integrate information literacy and library research components into course content.

314.03 Grievance Procedures

See Article XI, Section 25 of Georgia State University Statutes

For any other grievance, a faculty member should consult the established grievance procedure of his or her college.