Course Catalog 2017-2018
Kenyon College's Division of Library and Information Services (LBIS) supports the academic mission of the College by providing library and computing resources, services and facilities that are essential to teaching, learning, research, and general scholarship. Housed in the Olin and Chalmers libraries, LBIS is responsible for providing access to and maintaining the most effective physical and online collections. LBIS maintains the infrastructure, facilities, and resources of the campus network, computing labs, and computing services.
Kenyon community members have access to many different types of resources and services. The physical collections of books, journals, music, and videos are housed in the Olin and Chalmers libraries. Through the web site, http://lbis.kenyon.edu, we provide access to online resources that include e-books, full texts of academic journal articles, and databases of scholarly materials. Kenyon community members may borrow millions of resources from other libraries in the state of Ohio through the OhioLink consortial library system. The circulation and usage policies for all these resources are available through the web site at http://lbis.kenyon.edu.
The library buildings also contain computing labs, classrooms, a wide variety of study and reading spaces, student carrels, and group work spaces. The building areas are divided into regions with different expectations of quiet, clearly designated by signs and on the website. Some areas welcome a reasonable level of noise, while others, which serve as a work space for activities requiring deep concentration, require significant quiet.
Library users are permitted to bring food and drink into the buildings, subject to the guidelines found on signs and on the web site. Food and drink pose a risk to library collections, equipment, and furnishings because of both accidental spillage and the potential of attracting vermin. The food policy guidelines limit the types of food and containers to mitigate this. Special receptacles for food trash can be found on each floor.
The Library and Information Services division supports and maintains the campus computer and telephone networks, the technology inside each classroom, and the computers, printers, and other technology in offices, laboratories, and public sites. LBIS supports the administrative services and web sites of the college and manages all computer and network accounts necessary to access these resources. Help for using these resources can be found on the website (http://lbis.kenyon.edu ) and through the HelpLine, a phone-based service at 427-5700.
The campus computer environment is generally open, allowing students and community members to connect personal computers, tablets, smart phones, and game devices to the network and to the Internet. Open access to the College's information services requires an intellectual environment based on mutual respect and trust, information-sharing, collaboration with peers, free inquiry, the free expression of ideas, and a secure information infrastructure.
The health and well-being of such an environment is the responsibility of each member of the Kenyon community. All community members are expected to behave in a responsible, ethical, and legal manner regarding the use of the College's information services. The policies set forth below, defining the rights and responsibilities of individual members of the community, are intended to ensure that such an environment is maintained. By using Kenyon's information services, a member of the Kenyon community implicitly agrees to abide by these policies.