Library Services for Faculty - Teaching and Learning

Click on each of the headings listed below to access links to Library Services for you.

People Resources — Faculty Reference Librarians

Perhaps the most valuable resource of any library are the people who can assist you in finding and providing the resources and information you need. Reference librarians are faculty members who are professionally trained to assist you in your library work.

  • If you have an assignment that requires research or use of library resources, the faculty librarians are available to review it for ways to integrate resources to support your students' learning.
  • The librarians are glad to help locate resources that would be useful for your classes. These can be materials the library already owns, material to be purchased, web sites, etc.
  • Need help with plagiarism? The librarians have developed information to help you prevent and detect plagiarism.

Getting Library Help with Assignments (Information Literacy)
Requesting Library and Media Material

Faculty requests for books receive top priority. The staff welcome the opportunity to join with classroom faculty in developing collections. (As a rule, the Library does not purchase textbooks.) -- Request Library Materials.

Find your Subject Librarian

Putting Material on Reserve

Faculty may place materials for their students to use, copy, or view electronically. Please consult with the Reserves staff on your campus for forms and information. Faculty should be familiar with Copyright, Fair Use and Photocopying guidelines. To put an item on reserve, please print out the Reserves Request form and take it with the material to be put on reserve to the circulation desk. See more information about reserves at all campuses

Requesting Interlibrary Loans

Interlibrary Loan is the process by which a book or article that is not available at ACC libraries is sent from another library that owns it. ILL is available for ACC students, faculty, and staff. The ILL service generally takes from two to eight weeks. Books and copies of articles may be requested from other libraries by completing an online ILL Form.

Useful Library Databases for Faculty

Education-Related Databases

While the Library buys few books aimed at faculty, we do subscribe to two databases that have excellent resources:

ERIC - the Educational Resource Information Center is supported by the U.S. Department of Education and others. Thousands of citations, summaries, and some full-text of reports and articles from over 1000 educational and education-related journals.

Professional Development Collection - Collection of over 500 full- text education journals, including nearly 350 peer-reviewed titles.