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New Faculty Orientation: Home

About this guide

Welcome New Faculty!

The Wellehan Library provides services and resources to support you and your students.

This guide provides information about those services and resources.

Direct questions about working with you and your students on class papers or projects, or about purchasing library resources needed to support a class assignment to Lynn.

You should visit the library's website to see all offerings available to you and your students:


Library Hours
Fall 2022 Semester
Monday - Thursday          8am - 11pm
Friday                              8am - 4pm
Sunday                           1pm - 9pm

Student Support

All Saint Joseph's College students may use Smarthinking, which provides access to tutors, and feedback for written assignments. Find a link to Smarthinking under the Student Resources heading on your Brightspace course homepage. 

Contact Lynn

Lynn Bivens, Head Librarian     207-893-7724

The Library as a Retention Tool

Research conducted by Soria, Fansen and Nackerud (2017) indicates that 

  • students who use the library at least once during the first year of enrollment have increased odds of graduating in four years or remaining enrolled after four years  

  • first-year students who use library resources had significantly improved odds of graduating in four years instead of withdrawing 

  • students who use eBooks and take a library instruction course have markedly improved odds of remaining enrolled after four years instead of withdrawing.


Soria, K.M., Fransen, J., & Nackerud, S. (2017). Impact of academic library resources on

     undergraduates’ degree completion. College and Research Libraries, 78(6), 812-823.

Contact Us

The primary means of contact for the library will be the email address listed below.




 Text (207) 245-1331 
         Chat here.       

          Text and chat hours: 

          Sunday - Thursday, 5pm to 9pm