Services for Faculty
- Research that Reaches Out
- Support for the Center for Teaching and Learning
- Ask A Librarian
- Faculty are encouraged to recommend new materials for purchase. Request an item now.
- Browse the library's recently acquired books and set up an RSS feed to deliver new titles to your RSS reader (e.g., Google Reader, Microsoft Office Outlook).
- Proxy Borrowers: Faculty and academic staff may authorize another user as a proxy to check out library materials in their name. A completed application is required. Contact the Service Desk for additional information.
- Are you considering on using an ebook as a class textbook? Please read the ebook policy first!
Individual libraries have unique services for faculty. Check your library:
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.
INTERLIBRARY USECheck 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)
- - 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. /Guides
- - 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.
- - 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.
- 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. - Faculty can place materials on reserve/e-reserve either by completing the
Borrowing & Lending Services
- Borrowing privileges for faculty include the following:
Material Type Loan 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 library catalog by clicking on the "Request" button. in Atlanta or one of the may be requested through the
- 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.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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:
- Locating Full Text Articles (Link Resolver) - learn how to quickly access the full text of an article from an index or citation.
- ARTstor - learn how to use this resource to locate, organize, and share images and other media.
- Zotero - learn about a free research tool to save, organize, and cite research.
- How to Write an Annotated Bibliography - describes some of the key characteristics of an annotation and includes examples.
- Why are there so Many Different Citation Styles? - Answers this common, and frustrating, question.