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Services for UNI Faculty

Accessibility:

The library has a variety of technology and services to increase access for users with disabilities.

Authorized Borrowers:

Fill out the linked form to authorize others (e.g. a student assistant) to check out materials and request photocopies in your name.

 

Circulation Policies:

Faculty members may check out most library books until the end of the academic year or until the book is requested. Faculty fine rates are available on our website.

 

Copyright/Publication:

As experts in scholarly communication, Liaison Librarians can consider questions about your own publishing rights or the status of works you wish to use.

 

Distance Users:

The library provides support for online classes including resources available at a distance, eLearning access to materials and services, and library instruction sessions.

 

Instruction:

Librarians join your class to teach assignment-specific research strategies/tools & other information concepts (e.g. information cycle, source evaluation, free vs. fee-based sources).

 

Interlibrary Loan

allows faculty, staff, and students to borrow materials from thousands of other libraries if we do not have them here at UNI.

 

Learning Commons:

A social space equipped with 21st-century tools, technology, and services that support students’ academic pursuits to connect, create, innovate, and succeed. The Learning Commons includes collaborative workspaces, our 3D printer, and our Makerspace.

 

Library Collections:

Library resources include books, journals, newspapers, media, and databases. Many e-resources can be accessed off-campus using a CATID, and all resources are identifiable through the Library’s discovery system, OneSearch.

 

Open Textbooks:

UNI is part of the Open Textbook Network (OTN), which hosts the Open Textbook Library of peer-reviewed textbooks for faculty to freely use in classes.

 

Reciprocal Borrowing:

Anyone from UNI may check out materials at Iowa and Iowa State. You will need to present your UNI ID to be issued a library card. (Iowa State charges a minimal fee.)

 

Reference Services:

Library staff offer individualized support via online chat, email, or in-person consultation.

 

Research Consultations:

Any library user can schedule one-on-one research support with a librarian. Requiring consultations as part of a course requires approval from your Liaison Librarian.

 

Reservable Spaces:

Available for class work sessions, departmental meetings, seminars, and conferences. For details, see http://library.uni.edu/spaces.

 

Reserves:

Faculty can place course materials on reserve at the main Circulation Desk and in the Fine and Performing Arts Collection.

 

Request a Purchase:

To recommend resources to be purchased or licensed, use this form. To discuss collection development in a particular subject area, contact your Collection Strategist Librarian.

 

ScholarWorks:

UNI’s institutional repository preserves and provides global access to UNI faculty, staff, and student scholarly and creative output (e.g. faculty publications, student works, newsletters, and conference proceedings).

 

Specialized Collections:

Our specialized collections include the Career Collection, the Fine & Performing Arts Collection, Government Documents & Maps, Special Collections & University Archives, and the Youth Collection.

 

Subject Guides:

Librarians create custom webpages to support research. These can be broad in focus or course-specific. A list of guides is available at guides.lib.uni.edu/.

 

Syllabus & eLearning Services:

Within eLearning, faculty can provide direct library links such as e-reserves, links to databases, and links to articles.

 

Syllabus & Research Assignment Consultation:

Librarians help develop your syllabus/research assignments so that they follow best practices to help students develop research skills, and to make sure they are supported by available resources. Contact your Liaison Librarian.

 

UNI Museum:

The Museum has collections in anthropology, biology, geology, and history. It also has extensive holdings related to rural education and maintains a one-room school. Its resources are available to faculty, students, and the public. Class sessions may be arranged.

 

Videos/Streaming:

The library provides access to Ambrose Digital and Naxos Music Library/Naxos Music Library Jazz. If you would like to have other content streamed or have questions about public performance rights, please contact Jeanne Little in Resource Management.

 

Download a PDF brochure version of these services

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