Instructors have access to a system that allows them to easily post notes, practice tests or readings on reserve for their students and to allow those items to be accessed anywhere a student has access to the internet 24/7. The system is called electronic reserves and is a techno version of the traditional paper reserves that academic libraries have carried for more than a century. Briggs began offering electronic reserves in 2000 and the service has grown over the years to include over 250 instructors offering materials. Spring semester 2007 includes 89 courses for 52 instructors. Course pages in electronic reserves have been accessed 34,943 times during the period of January 16, 2007 through March 20, 2007. Obviously, students come back many times for some classes.
If you are an instructor and would like information on using electronic reserves for course notes or readings, please contact Elizabeth Fox at Elizabeth.email@example.com or 688-5569. ~ Elizabeth Fox, Reference and Instruction Librarian