For Faculty

Here you can find information on all of the Library services offered to faculty and staff at the Cleveland State University College of Law. If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions about these services, please contact us at faculty.servicesnull@law.csuohio.nulledu

Research and Circulation Services

Instructional Support Services

Faculty Scholarship on Institutional Respository - The College of Law’s institutional repository (IR), created and maintained by the law library, is part of the University's IR, EngagedScholarship @ Cleveland State University. The College of Law’s repository is accessible at The repository collects all of CSU|LAW's scholarship in one place The materials are open access, with optimized discoverability on the internet, which heightens the visibility of law faculty work product and of the school itself. Additionally, we are able to generate a variety of statistics about usage of materials in the IR and authors can automatically receive monthly download reports for their papers.

The Law Library can help faculty members create and edit their own SelectedWorks author pages within EngagedScholarship; for example Library staff are also able to manage the author page entirely for the faculty member, if desired. In addition to published works, the author pages can contain a bio, curriculum vitae, specific disciplines, and an RSS feed tracking new articles posted by the author. (CONTACT: Lisa Smilnak)

The Law Library strives to acquire print copies of all publications by Cleveland State University College of Law faculty The library asks that faculty inform library staff of new publications and reprint copies/donations are appreciated. Recent faculty publications are added to EngagedScholarship and also displayed in the Law Library. Publications not cataloged in the regular collection are maintained in a Faculty Publications file in the Library’s Special Collections room.

Book Purchase Request Form - In support of teaching and research needs, each full-time law faculty member may request that the Law Library purchase titles (books, e-books, audiobooks, DVDs, periodicals etc.) on his or her behalf. The budget for faculty allowance titles is set annually by the law school and is based on available, sponsored funds. Faculty allowance titles are not barcoded or stamped by Law Library. Faculty receive the items unmarked and may keep them permanently or choose donate them to the Law Library when finished with them. Law faculty may also request that an item not currently owned by the Law Library be added to the collection and that this item be checked out to them when it arrives. These titles must fit within the Law Library’s collection development policy (available here: Titles can include print, electronic resources or other non-print media (CONTACT: Beth Farrell).

Faculty Research Assistant Form - You can permit your RA to check out library materials in your name.

Lecture Capture Options

Revised BF 09/20


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