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What you need to Know: Services for Faculty


Services for Faculty

  Information Literacy Instruction

Librarians routinely present and provide instruction to classes at all levels. Much of our instruction is related to information literacy and the research process. To schedule an instruction session, contact your subject librarian or the library directly.

Upon request, a subject liaison librarian will travel to an off-campus site to provide face-to-face classroom instruction. Contents of presentations (i. e. PPT slideshows and handouts) can be posted online via the online library subject guides or via Blackboard - just email

  Research and Course Guides

Research and course guides are online web pages created by librarians to gather subject or course-specific resources and help patrons perform various tasks, such as using library resources or doing research. We offer a number of guides in subjects like Allied Health, Arts and Humanities, Business, Education, Information Literacy, Math and Sciences, Nursing, and Social Sciences.

  Research Assistance and Consultation

Students and faculty can receive research assistance through the following:

  • Face-to-Face:
  • Email the Library:
  • Call Us: 423-869-7079 or toll free at 800-325-0900 ext. 7079
  • Chat with a Librarian: Look for the  on library website pages

A librarian is always available at the reference desk to assistance with: 

  • How to find resources in the library catalog
  • Help with research
  • Navigating the internet
  • Managing citations 
  • Finding an item on reserve 
  • And much more!

Copyright and Fair Use Guide


For information about copyright and fair use in the classroom see our Copyright and Fair Use guide

Course Reserves (faculty use only)

The Course Reserves Collection is comprised of library or personal materials that circulate for 4-hour, 12-hour, 24-hour, or 3-day periods as requested by the faculty. Electronic reserves are available for items in the electronic collections.  To place an item on reserve, either visit the library circulation desk or call us at 423-869-7079.

Equipment Scheduling (faculty & staff use only)

Types of equipment offered by the library include:

  • LCD Projectors
  • DVD & CD Players

For more information on borrowing this equipment, please call the library at 423.869.7079 (toll free: 1.800.325.0900 ext. 7079).


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