Information for Faculty & Instructors

information literacy instruction iconInformation Literacy Instruction at Randall Library gives faculty, staff, and students the opportunity to learn about using the library's resources and gain important information literacy skills.

Request a librarian-led instruction session, utilize virtual library instruction, and incorporate information literacy into your class.

Find Your Librarian

magnifying glassRandall Library offers many services & resources for faculty to enrich university scholarship, teaching, and research.

Please contact your department's liaison librarian, who can assist you with all of your information needs.

Learn more about the roles and responsibilities of liaison librarians.

Effectively Use the Library in Your Class

Small, actionable changes can be made to course-related assignments in order to improve the development of strong research and information literacy skills in students.  

Learn more about using the library effectively in your class. 

Faculty Commons

looking in to the Faculty Commons roomsThe Faculty Commons was created as a gathering place and collaborative space for UNCW faculty. The Faculty Commons also provides space for both the CTE/CFL and Randall Library to deliver programming that supports UNCW faculty. The Commons can be easily reconfigured for a variety of scenarios; it has work surfaces, soft seating, and two semi-private huddle rooms. 

All three spaces (the huddle rooms and the main space) are equipped with computers, large screen displays, webcams, speakers and microphones. 

Learn more about the Faculty Commons and make reservations. 

Randall Library Art Collection

an icon of a paintingThe Randall Library Art Collection includes works from Southeast North Carolina and Lower Cape Fear Region artists. Paintings, prints drawings, sculptures, and pottery all demonstrate the creative output of the area’s visual arts community.

Learn more about the Randall Library Art Collection.

Applied Learning Gallery

an icon for sharing informationThe Applied Learning Gallery highlights exemplary applied learning projects taking place at UNCW.  Created in partnership between Undergraduate Studies (ETEAL, Honors/CSURFOIPCTE), Randall Library, and the Career Center.

View the Applied Learning Gallery.

scholarly research services logoRandall Library's Scholarly Research Services provides guidance and support to UNCW faculty and graduate students who are conducting and disseminating research, scholarship, and creative works, with an emphasis on those using emerging technologies and techniques.

Find more information about:

  • Grants
  • Literature Reviews and Citation Management
  • Research Data Management
  • Digitization of Materials
  • Digital Project Planning
  • Virtual and Augmented Reality
  • 3D Printing and Modeling
  • Copyright/Intellectual Property
  • Open Access Publishing
  • Open Educational Resources

Library Materials

To request library materials (such as books, videos, journals, and more), please fill out the Suggest a Purchase form or contact your liaison librarian. Also check out our guide to streaming videos requests.

You can place library material on reserve for your class.

When sharing electronic library resources (such as articles) with your class, did you know that it's best practice to link to library resources instead of downloading the .pdf to share? Learn more on our Think to Link guide

Interlibrary Loan & Document Delivery

Borrow Items from Other Libraries

If you have carefully searched the Library Catalog for a book or journal, and we do not own it (or have online access to it), then you may place an interlibrary loan request for the item.

Get articles & books delivered to you

Randall Library offers document delivery of Randall Library items for our faculty, staff, and graduate students. Learn more about document delivery.

Alert Services

an icon for alert servicesCreating Journal and Article Alerts

Many library databases will alert you when new records satisfying specific search criteria (e.g., journal title or keywords) are added.  In order to access these features, you may need to save your search, view your search history, and/or create a free account with the licensed database provider.

For help setting up article alerts using library databases, watch this video or contact your liaison librarian.

New Title Alerts

We offer RSS feeds of new titles (Books, CDs, DVDs and Government Documents) that are updated on a monthly basis.