A faculty librarian has been assigned to each academic department to provide specialized assistance (as described below) to faculty, staff, and students. A list of liaison librarians is available to assist faculty in identifying and contacting their liaison librarian.
Liaison librarians can assist faculty with research questions related to the courses they are teaching or related to their own personal research needs. We also provide individual library orientations for new faculty, and refresher orientations for current faculty. Contact your academic library liaison to ask a question or to make appointment.
Classroom Information Literacy Instruction
Liaison librarians regularly conduct research workshops for students during class periods. To schedule a customized workshop session for your students, contact your department’s library liaison, or fill out the Instruction Request form on the library’s website. For general questions about library instruction and information literacy please contact the library’s Information Literacy Coordinator, Melissa Correll (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Designing Effective Library Assignments
Liaison librarians are happy to collaborate with faculty to develop assignments involving research or the use of library resources. We can also develop handouts and research guides to assist students with course research projects, or hold mandatory one-on-one meetings with students to provide them with personalized research support.
Personalized Support for Academic Departments
Liaison librarians will visit faculty departments or attend department meetings to discuss library collection development and instruction. We can produce reports to give faculty more information about our library collections, and compile lists of resources for purchase based on faculty research interests and course or program objectives. We will also work with faculty to plan a sequence of integrated information literacy instruction that can introduce students in your department to discipline-specific resources and library research methods that will improve the ability of students to find needed information.
Search Alerts can help faculty keep up with articles in their area of research by saving searches on a topic or author of interest in library databases or through Google Scholar. Information about newly published articles is then delivered automatically on a schedule you determine once a customized alert is set up. Contact your liaison librarian for more information.
EndNote Citation Management Tool
The offices of Academic Technology Services, Sponsored Research and Programs and the Library bring you EndNote, the most powerful tool for managing research. This software will be available to faculty, staff, and students currently enrolled in courses at Arcadia University. More information can be found on the ATS Tools & Resources page.
Research Databases, Journals, and Books
The library subscribes to over 35 databases that are available through the library’s website. We offer access to over 40,000 e-journals, available in every subject. Use the Find a Journal link which is on each of the library’s webpages to see if we have electronic access to a specific journal.
Using the library’s online catalog, faculty can access the full text of over 122,000 e-books and find records for over 120,000 print books owned by the library.
Faculty can place library materials or personal copies of items on reserve in the library for the sole use of students who are enrolled a specific class. To place an item on reserve, fill out the Book/Article Reserve Form. Be advised that students may not have immediate access to reserve materials. Please allow up to for 48 hours for processing. Please also note that Interlibrary Loan items cannot be placed on reserve. If you have questions, please contact Michelle Reale, our Access Services and Outreach Librarian (email@example.com).
Our Interlibrary Loan department will find and borrow materials which are not available through the Landman Library at no cost to faculty or departments. You can fill out the Interlibrary Loan Form to order materials.
The library will purchase books and other materials requested by faculty to support courses and programs. To make a purchase suggestion, please fill out the Purchase Request Form. For more information about collection development, please read the library’s Collection Development Policy, or contact the Library with questions.
Copyright Guide for Faculty
The library hosts a comprehensive Copyright Guide. Faculty librarian Calvin Wang (firstname.lastname@example.org) will also consult directly with faculty and provide an informed recommendation regarding questions about copyright and fair use.
ScholarWorks@Arcadia is a digital repository for the University that collects and shares scholarship produced at Arcadia University with both the University community and the worldwide academic community. Initially, it will collect student work that is recommended by Arcadia faculty—though its ultimate scope will involve a wide range of material produced at and relevant to the University. Questions about ScholarWorks@Arcadia should be directed to our Scholarly Communication Librarian, Larissa Gordon (email@example.com).
Academic Technology Services (ATS)
Academic Technology Services (ATS) provides assistance, information and technology-related learning strategies to faculty who wish to integrate technology into their courses and in their classrooms, and to staff who wish to incorporate technology in the work they do for Arcadia. Our specialties include Instructional Technology and Instructional Design.