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Services for Faculty

by Christian S. Pham last modified Dec 05, 2016 09:36 AM

 

Individual libraries have unique services for faculty. Check your library:

  

Atlanta
Instructors may place copies of course related articles, books, videotapes, old exams, lecture notes, or other materials on reserve. Borrowing limits range from 1 hour to 7 days with no renewals. Electronic reserves are available 24/7.

The library will request copyright permission on behalf of faculty for requests that do not fall within fair use guidelines. The library will assume the cost of royalties up to $10/request. Faculty are responsible for charges over $10/request.

See our Reserves page - it contains all the resources necessary for placing materials on reserve for your classes.
Reserves page

INTERLIBRARY USE

Check out the Atlanta Regional Council for Higher Education (ARCHE) page to find out what privileges you might have at other area libraries.
Interlibrary Use procedure (ARCHE)
Centers (Douglas & Henry)

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Macon

Instructional Services

  • Subject Librarians/Guides - Subject librarians and research guides are available for the departments, schools, and colleges located on the Macon campus. The subject guides list library resources for general subject areas as well as course-specific assignments. Subject guides and course-specific guides can be added to Blackboard by the faculty.
  •  Request Research Instruction - Subject librarians conduct library instruction sessions through requests made by the faculty. Library instruction can include a visit to the library or to another campus building.
  • Schedule a Research Consultation - Subject librarians provide one-on-one research consultations with faculty and students. For faculty, consultations may involve instruction on using library resources, identifying publishers for publishing research, assistance with author citation reports, etc.
  • Research Assignment Suggestions - These assignments are easily tailored to students at different skill levels and in different disciplines, and help them develop needed research and information literacy skills. Subject librarians are available to discuss ideas for adapting these to your course and needs.

Course Reserves

  • Reserves & e-Reserves - Faculty can place materials on reserve/e-reserve either by completing the Online Reserve Request Form or filling out the downloadable Reserve Request Form (PDF document). If completing the printed form, you may either bring or mail the form to the Tarver Library Circulation Desk. Paper copies of the form are also available at the Circulation Desk.

    Borrowing & Lending Services

    • Borrowing privileges for faculty include the following:
      Material TypeLoan Period
      Books 4 months
      Sound Recordings 4 months
      Video (all formats) 7 days (no renewals)
      Mercer Reads 4 weeks
      Audio Books 4 weeks
    • Materials available at the Swilley Library in Atlanta or one of the Regional Centers may be requested through the library catalog by clicking on the "Request" button.
    • Materials not available at Mercer University may be borrowed through interlibrary loan.
    • Tarver Take Out - Macon campus faculty, staff, and administrative personnel may request that library materials be delivered to their campus offices.
    • Your Library Account - Log into your library account to view library materials checked out along with their due dates as well as to renew items.

    Research Services

    • Faculty Research Carrels - The library has a number of faculty carrels available for research and study. Carrels are assigned for an academic year and may be renewed if there is not a waiting list. See the Faculty Carrel Policies and Procedures and the application (pdf file) for requesting a faculty carrel. For additional information or questions, please contact Jan Gillis, Circulation Supervisor, at (478) 301-2961 or gillis_jr@mercer.edu.

    Guides and Tutorials

    Tarver provides a variety of research guides and tutorials, mainly geared for our students. Below are links to specific guides that may be useful for your research process, or to share with your students:

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