The form for faculty to place items on reserve is only available as a
PDF. Why not make it type-enabled? This would make it easier for faculty
to include all the necessary information, be more legible, and allow us
to deliver it to the library via email.
Nell Chenault, Access Librarian and Head, Media and Reserve Services , replies..
Improvement of the course reserve forms is one of our goals for 2005/2006. This issue was shared by your fellow faculty during our Course Reserves Faculty Focus Group last Spring.
The reserves team plans to move from pdf request forms to electronic forms. We hope to incorporate many features to ease filling out and submittal including populating the faculty contact information from just the faculty VCU eID and pulling bibliographic information from the VCU Libraries catalogs. Course renewal for a subsequent semester could be submitted electronically with minimal input by the faculty member.
In the interim, we will move one step closer to our goal by implementing your suggestion. Our current pdf forms will be modied to be "type enabled" with electronic submittal. Look for the new forms soon.