Information for Faculty & Instructors
Information 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
Randall 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.
Randall Library has a number of fellowship programs and grants available to UNCW faculty and instructors. Find more information about each of these programs below.
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.
The 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.
Randall Library Art Collection
The 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. Faculty and staff are allowed to borrow art from the collection.
Randall 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:
- 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
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 and Document Delivery
Borrow Items from Other Libraries
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.
Creating 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.
New Title Alerts
We offer subject-based RSS feeds of new titles (Books, CDs, DVDs and Government Documents) that are updated on a monthly basis.