Research Support and Curricular Technology staff provide services and resources to support faculty research and teaching, and deliver workshops, seminars and programs to enhance the curriculum. See detailed descriptions of our support for faculty scholarship on our Scholarship Support Services page. For questions, contact Jessica McCullough, Director of Research Support & Curricular Technology (

Books and Borrowing Privileges

The Charles E. Shain Library holds nearly 500,000 books, 11,000 e-journals, 200,000 government documents, and over 1,000,000 e-books. OneSearch is our online catalog that facilitates easy search and borrowing. Faculty have access to millions of books through interlibrary loan and may borrow books for the entire academic year. For information on ILL services, contact Jana Pietrzyk, Interlibrary Loan Specialist (

Articles and Databases

Use the library's research databases to find citations to journal articles, book reviews, book chapters, essays, and other documents. Some databases provide citations only; others also provide full text. Our journal search allows you to search for journal by title or ISSN.

Course Reserves

The Library's Course Reserves Service allows instructors to set aside books, films, or sound recordings for class use, or make articles or book excerpts electronically available through OneSearch. For help with Reserves, contact Jennifer Bennett, Assistant Manager Access Services (

Library Liaisons

Research and instruction librarians provide a variety of services that will enhance learning through class instruction and individual research appointments. Your library liaison can create online research guides tailored to the requirements of your course. For more information or to schedule a research session for your class, contact Ariela McCaffrey, Assitant Director of Research Support (

Open Educational Resources (OER)

In order to increase OER course adoptions and help faculty find less costly ways to deliver quality learning materials to students, the College is providing grants for faculty to convert courses using traditional textbooks to open educational materials. An OER Grant encourages creation of open educational resources that can be shared widely at the College and with higher-education institutions world-wide. For information on the OER initiative see the libguide Open Education Resources at Connecticut College.

Digital Scholarship

The Digital Scholarship and Curriculum Center (DSCC) is located on the lower level of Shain Library (room A-29). The DSCC provides faculty with high-end technologies and support to create and edit digital course materials and projects in teaching and research. Contact Michael Dreimiller ( for equipment and services or Assistant Director for Digital Scholarship Lyndsay Bratton ( for help with digital scholarship projects.

Special Collections and Archives

The Linda Lear Center for Special Collections and Archives works with faculty to connect students to rare and archival materials and engage them in primary source research. For more information see the Lear Center libguide. Contact Lear Center staff to discuss ways of integrating these unique, engaging materials into your courses.

IT Service Desk

The IT Service Desk provides computer technical support, hardware troubleshooting, and support for all standard software packages used at the College including email. Submit a ticket, and login with your network user name and password. The IT Service Desk is located on the lower level of the Shain Library.


Moodle is Connecticut College‚Äôs Learning Management System. Faculty can use Moodle to deliver course materials including text, audio and video, post grades, and communicate with students. For help with Moodle, contact Diane Creede, Assistant Director of Instructional Technology (

For help and information pertaining to computers, networks, wi-fi, software, etc. check the Technology Services site.