Putting together a research assignment for your students? Let us know, and our librarians will create a library research handout for the assignment that you can hand out to your class!
We offer information literacy sesssions for classes and will, if requested, also guide students on physical tours of the library. If you would like to request an information literacy session for your class that can be held either in the Library classroom or in your classroom (with a computer, projector and internet connectivity) please fill out this form. Information literacy sessions are 75 minutes unless you request otherwise. You must submit your request at least one week in advance. Your library visit will not be confirmed until you hear directly from a librarian.
If your students need one-on-one research help, refer them to the Ask A Librarian form to schedule a research consultation. One of our librarians will meet with your student in person, online, or on the phone to help them refine their research topic, find resources, or improve their research skills.
The Academy of Art University has a new materials library! Working with Material ConneXion, the world's largest library of unique, innovative and sustainable materials, the collection provides a wide range of material samples for students and faculty to explore, from textiles to building materials and many areas in between. The materials library is located in the AAU Library on the 6th Floor of 180 New Montgomery.
If you would like to bring your class to the library for a guided tour of the materials library, please fill out the following form. You will be contacted by a librarian to arrange a time and discuss the details of your visit.
Do you have an assignment in your class that requires research? Ask a librarian to look it over, test the assignment, tie it to information literacy learning outcomes, or collaborate on the content. Need to develop a new research assignment for your class? AAU librarians would welcome the opportunity to work with you to develop a research assignment based on information literacy skill development in the area of study appropriate to your discipline.
We offer guides for learning general and subject-specific research skills. Not seeing what you are looking for? Let us know, and a librarian will create a research related guide specifically for your assignment and your class!
For online tutorials on how to use the LUNA database please visit the LUNA Tutorials Webpage. To discover a variety of subject-special and general digital image resources visit the Digital Images Webpage.
The Visual Resources Librarian offers instructional workshops on how to use the library’s LUNA image database and finding digital images on the internet. If you would like to request an onsite instructional workshop for yourself or your class, please fill out the Digital Images Workshop Request Form. Workshop requests must be submitted at least one week in advance. Your library visit will not be confirmed until you hear directly from the Visual Resources Librarian.
If you need a digital copy of a physical document, we can scan the item for you and deliver it to you as a PDF. We can digitize whole articles from Library-held periodicals. Digitized content from a book is capped at 10% of the total work according to educational fair use guidelines, which the Library will abide by.
Borrowing information for faculty members.
The Faculty Development books are a collection of teaching reference resources specifically for faculty members. Faculty can check these books out of the library for 2 weeks, and students can use the books in the library.
The Chronicle of Higher Education is the No. 1 source of news, information, and jobs for college and university faculty members and administrators. It is available in full-text with a 30 day publication delay from EBSCO Academic Search Premier. Click on the "Access Full text Articles" link in the catalog record to access the publication record. *If you are off-site you will be required to log in with your name and ID number.* From there you can browse by issue from the date links on the right-hand side or you can click the "Search within this publication" link to search for specific articles or topics.
Learn about acquiring instructor's copies and purchasing textbooks through the library - for faculty only.
The library welcomes acquisitions suggestions from faculty members! Please use the New Materials Request Form or the New Magazine Request Form to request resources that you believe would enrich our current collection and benefit our student population. Before making suggestions, please be sure to check our online catalog to see if we already have an item or subscribe to a magazine.
The library maintains a copy of books that are required reading for courses in our Course Reserve section. This guarantees that all course textbooks will be available to students for use in the library. Instructors should use the Course Reserve Request Form to notify library staff of all items that are assigned as required reading for their classes. Keep in mind that some requested items might take two weeks to acquire and process.
The library assists online course designers in the Online Education department by providing extended checkout periods for library materials. We will send books to you, via interoffice mail, that are already in our collection. If you request materials that we do not have, we will acquire the materials and send them to you once they have been processed.