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Carnegie Vincent Library: 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, the library directly, or fill out this form.

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:

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!

Institutional Repository (IR)

The IR is a platform for advancing knowledge, demonstrating achievements, and building the reputation of the university. The repository stores and provides access to published and unpublished items produced by LMU affiliates. Research articles, working papers, conference papers, presentations, theses and dissertations, and other scholarly works may all be published in the IR.

Benefits of publishing in the IR include:

  • Increased impact measurements, including:
    • Number of downloads
    • Locations of downloads
    • Other “altmetrics,” such as from PlumX
  • Work is discoverable through web browser searches
  • Links to work can be shared through major social media sites
  • Notifications about content usage through RSS and email
  • A permanent link to content

Questions about the institutional repository, including requests for submissions, should be directed to the IR team at or to Ashley Smith at

Collection Development Policies

Our collection development practices help guide librarians and faculty in gathering new resources to support LMU's academic programs and maintain currency and relevance for the library collections as a whole. You can download the full policy using the link below.

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).