Faculty Services

Top 10 Things

Read the Top 10 Things for Faculty to know about Penrose Library

Instruction and Outreach

Instructional and Research Services

Schedule library instruction for your classes.

Department Liaisons

Librarians are available to share information about resources and services and discuss course-related library instruction.

Course Reserves


Place materials on reserve for your class.

Thesis Guidelines and FAQ

Thesis Guidelines for Your Students

This page contains instructions for students on formatting and submitting both and digital versions of honors theses.

Honors Thesis FAQ for Faculty

This page addresses commonly asked questions regarding faculty responsibilities for thesis submission.  Revised to include new digital deposit requirements for 2014.

Collection Development

Suggest a Purchase

Tell us if there's something we should have in our collection. We have access to Choice Reviews Online to help you keep up with what's being published in your field. Or sign up for GOBI Notifications and find out when new books in your field are published.

Library Collection Development Policy

View Penrose Library's policy for adding new materials to the collection. (PDF)

Collection Development Process

This details our collection developement process. (PDF)

Data Management and Intellectual Property

Data Management Plans

Learn more about preparing a data management plan for grant applications and see what Whitman resources are available to assist faculty in DMP development.

Copyright @ Whitman

We've put together some great resources to help you navigate copyright in your academic and personal life, including fair use analysis tools and sample copyright request forms. The Whitman College Copyright Policy and procedures for use of copyrighted materials are also available.