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Library Services for Faculty - Teaching and Learning

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

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. See Faculty Librarians by Campus. See Faculty Librarians by Subject Expertise.

  • 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.

Faculty requests for books and media receive top priority. Faculty Librarians welcome the opportunity to join with classroom faculty in developing collections. (As a rule, the Library does not purchase textbooks used at ACC.)

Faculty may place materials on reserve for their students to use or copy. Please consult with the Reserves staff on your campus. Faculty should be familiar with Copyright, Fair Use and Photocopying guidelines. See more information about reserves at all campuses

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.

Education-Related Databases

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

ERIC - supported by the U.S. Department of Education and others. Content includes journal articles, research reports, curriculum and teaching guides, conference papers, dissertations and theses, and books dating back to 1966.

Professional Development Collection - Designed for professional educators, nearly 520 high quality education journals, including more than 350 peer-reviewed titles.

Films on Demand - Educational streaming videos for most subject areas.

JSTOR - 172 scholarly, peer-reviewed journals on the topic of education