Faculty Resources

Library Instruction Services

  • Library orientations and tours for students and faculty:
    • Brief explanation of library facilities and services
    • Can be a walk-through tour or a quick overview
    • Average duration 15-30 minutes
  • Introductory information retrieval and research skills:
    • Lecture and demonstration of library resources
    • Can be tailored to a specific assignment
    • Average duration 40-50 minutes
  • Specialized research instruction for courses in the majors and graduate programs:
    • In-depth exploration of subject specific research skills
    • Can include second day of hands-on, librarian-lead guided search
    • Average duration 45 minutes or more

To request any of these services, please fill out a Request a Class Form or contact Amber Wilson, Head of Education and Outreach, amberc@uca.edu.

Requesting Library Resources for Purchase

  • To request a library subscription to a journal, please contact Serials Librarian Chrissy Karafit at chrissyk@uca.edu.
  • To make a book or DVD purchase request please contact the Collection Development Librarian, Renee LeBeau-Ford, at reneeL@uca.edu. With your request, please include the following information:
    • the item’s title and if available, author and edition
    • format preferred, such as print or eBook
    • item’s use, ie. textbook, supplemental reading, personal research, etc.
    • date the item is needed by

Course Reserve

  • Hard-copies can be placed on reserve for your class and are held at the Circulation Desk or Music Library. The generally have a checkout period of 2 hours.
  • Digital items can also be placed on reserve for your class and can be access by students through the online Library catalog.
  • Please see our Course Reserve Guidelines for more information about what items can be placed on reserve.
  • If you would like to place materials on reserve, please fill out the Course Reserve Form or visit us at the Circulation Desk.

Publishing Resources


To Get Help

→For information on how to get started with your research, please see our How do I…page.
→If you need to contact us, please see our Ask Us page or call us at 501-450-5224.