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Faculty Center - Fort Wayne: Faculty Support

How Can the Library Help Faculty?

Keeping up-to-date on available research resources and how to use them will  facilitate your own research in addition to making it easier to answer your students' questions.

If you are pursuing a degree or researching for publication, the library staff can assist you with your research. 

Come in to chat with us or submit a question online through our Ask-A-Librarian service.

Professional Development Collection

The Library's Professional Development Collection contains hundreds of books on topics important to you: androgogy, classroom management, online learning, curriculum development, and more.

Faculty Collaboration

The librarians always welcome feedback from faculty and opportunities to collaborate with them.

Faculty should feel free to come to us with suggestions or ideas for classroom materials that are related to the library.  Some examples of possible items are:

Faculty Training

Library staff will meet with you for one-on-one training on a variety of topics that will help you to assist students as well as in your own research.

Training topics can include:

  • Constructing Search Terms
    Tips and tricks for finding what you need that we don't have time to cover in a class presentation.
     
  • Databases
    The Library subscribes to hundreds of databases covering a wide variety of topics and formats. Librarians can familiarize you with the databases appropriate for your field or research project.
     
  • NoodleTools
    NoodleTools is software that helps students cite sources in proper MLA, APA, and Chicago formats. It also allows instructors to view and comment on students' citations in NoodleTools.

Purchase Requests

Think the Library should offer a specific book, DVD, or other material?  Want the Library to offer more materials in a certain topic area but aren't sure what's out there?

Please fill out our online purchase request form to request that the Library purchase materials to support your curriculum.