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Library Services for Faculty: Screening Films

A quick guide to the duPont Library's services for faculty members at the University of the South.

Screening Films

Students have many online choices for viewing films for your class. However, sometimes you might want them to view a film as a group. Also, there are some films that are not readily available online. The staff at duPont Library can place films on reserve for students to check out for a limited time for viewing. Alternatively, if you prefer a group setting, the film can be checked out and screened for your students at your choice of several locations.

DVDs can be shown in classrooms across campus.

Recommended spaces for film screenings include:

•    Blackman Auditorium in Woods Lab (VHS, DVD, BluRay*)

•    Gailor Auditorium G11 (VHS, DVD*)

•    Gailor Screening Room G02 (VHS, DVD*, BluRay*)

•    Gailor 225 Language Resource Center (VHS, DVD*)

•    Gailor classrooms can be used when other spaces are in use (VHS, DVD*)

•    Sewanee Union Theater (DVD, BluRay)

                     Tuesday evenings only and a $50 charge for screenings

                     Contact Alex Bruce about the SUT

           * Denotes Region Free Player allowing for the screening of foreign films   

You can request any of these spaces through Sewanee Facility Requests. Please provide information in the Notes field about the film and whether that film will be provided by the faculty member or needs to be checked out from duPont Library.

If you need help screening a film in your classroom during a normal class time, please contact your Faculty Technology Coordinator.

The recommended spaces listed above have work-study students available to assist with starting and stopping the film, if needed. Support staff can also coordinate the acquisition and return of the film to duPont Library. Please include the title, director, and year of the film in your Facility reservation to help ensure the correct film is screened.

Contact Helen Stapleton at x1468 or hfstaple@sewanee.edu to coordinate film acquisition in any of the Gailor Hall spaces.

Contact Media Services at x1372 or media@sewanee.edu to coordinate film acquisition in Blackman Auditorium.

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Jessie Ball duPont Library, University of the South
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