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Top 10 Things Faculty Need to Know About the Library: 7. Purchasing Library Materials

Library Support for Your Teaching and Research

We encourage faculty to be involved in helping us develop a quality library collection.  This year we have a pilot program. Rather than using a formula to determine allocations for individual departments, we are going to allocate a portion of the library acquisitions budget for all faculty purchases. Faculty will be able to submit their requests for materials directly to the library’s Acquisitions department without requiring faculty liaison approval. Please send your orders to Patty Greco, Acquisitions Librarian.

It's a good idea to check the library's resources to make sure that we have the materials you and your students will need, particularly if you are developing new courses.  Your librarian liaison can help assess the collection in your subject areas and identify resources for possible purchase.

Requesting New Library Materials

If you're interested in ordering materials for the library, we have several websites to help with resources and procedures:

Faculty Publications

Have you published a book? Please let us know! The library maintains a collection of faculty publications in the University Library and we want to be sure your publications are included. We also purchase an additional copy for the president's boardroom display.

Send the information about your book to Katy Tucker,, x4804 and we'll be happy to purchase it. And congratulations!