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 onsite information literacy session for your class, 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.
Do you want to familiarize your students with the library, but don't have time? Do your assignments require research? Let a librarian come to you! One of our Academy of Art librarians can conduct a 15-minute presentation right in your classroom. It can be a general overview of library resources or tips for doing research on a specific assignment.
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 two weeks in advance. Your library visit will not be confirmed until you hear directly from the Visual Resources Librarian.
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 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 Cybercampus 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.
Learn about acquiring instructor's copies and purchasing textbooks through the library - for faculty only.
Borrowing information for faculty members.
The Faculty Development books are a collection of teaching reference resources that are geared towards faculty members. Faculty can check these books out of the library for 2 weeks, and students can use the books in the library. The Faculty Development books are located next to the MFA Desk.
You can use the Advanced Search Page to search for Faculty Development books by limiting your search to Faculty Development Resources in the Location dropdown, or you can browse all the whole collection.