Faculty Library, Technology and Media Services
The Faculty Library Services Team is available to help with information and instructional technologies Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. or other times by appointment. Contact us at 914-633-2626.
Your library liaison can connect you to library materials for your teaching and research, enhance the information literacy of you and your students, and build our collection with your input.
Click here to reach the IT Resources page, where you can access step-by-step instructions for Iona's IT systems as well as a number of technology services.
For assistance in using Blackboard Ultra, please view the free course on Blackboard Academy, "Learn Teaching Essentials for Ultra. The course will require an enrollment, and is free to access and use. Please see the screenshot below as a guide to accessing the course on the catalog page.
Library Media Services provides consultation and training for faculty video projects, high definition lecture capture, and special event video production. Contact Media Services.
Faculty Library Services is available to assist with a variety of software programs and web-based systems to include Blackboard, PeopleSoft and Office 365.
The Instructional Design Studio grew out of discussions of the Strategic Innovation Committee, and is aimed at assisting interested faculty in developing innovative teaching strategies. Building upon the efforts of individuals, academic departments, the Libraries, Media Services, and Information Technology, we hope to expand faculty support through smart application of existing resources and faculty services. The Studio provides a space for the discussion and exploration of new methods and technologies with help from the experienced specialists on the Faculty Services team.
As an outgrowth of the Presidential Round Table in December 2020, a number of presentations have been planned for faculty to share what they learned about teaching through the pandemic. Our first two workshops, led by Amanda Howerton-Fox and Aaron Rosenfeld, were propitious. Both sessions were well attended and led to lively discussions among the participants. We hope the presentations inspire interested colleagues to enlist the support of the Instructional Design Studio Pilot and Faculty Services in readying their courses for the future.
How to Present
Presentation proposals are being accepted on a rolling basis.
In order to assist Iona's faculty with the creation and optimization of their course material, Faculty Services offers training in the various software, applications, learning management systems, and instructional technologies available to faculty members. This training can take the form of regularly scheduled workshops throughout the semester; one-on-one sessions with members of Faculty Services; remote assistance via phone, email, Zoom or live chat; and the provision of resources via the library website.
Our catalogue of Faculty Services workshops lists the workshops that are offered each semester, along with a description for each workshop. A calendar of upcoming workshops, which is updated in real time, can be found on the Faculty Services Workshops page, so that faculty can plan to attend and update their schedules accordingly.
Should any faculty have need of one-on-one assistance, the members of the Faculty Services team are ready to meet and discuss their needs. The contact information for the Faculty Services staff can be found on the right-hand side of this page below the site navigation menu.
You can place a reserve for print or digital materials through the library for your course. Print items will be kept on reserve only one semester. Contact your library liaison if you need assistance locating digital course materials. More information can be found on the main course reserves page.
Please use the library instruction request form to schedule a library instruction class for your course. If you have any questions, please contact Natalka Sawchuk, Assistant Director of Libraries, at (914) 633-2220.
Please use the material recommendation form to recommend books, scholarly journals and other periodicals, streaming video, and other materials for the library collection. We welcome recommendations in order to ensure our collections are meeting your needs.
Contact Kathleen Pascuzzi to appoint a proxy.