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The Robert W. Woodruff is committed to providing exceptional support to the faculty who teach and conduct research here in the Atlanta University Center. Our goal is to provide access to the most relevant current and retrospective information in print and electronic formats. A subject liaison has been assigned for each degree program offered by our member institutions. We want to partner with faculty to insure that our students? information seeking exercises are both informative and fruitful.
Committed to training users to become effective, independent and information fluent researchers, our librarians provide point-of-use instruction to individual students and/or small group clusters at the Reference Desk, formal and informal group instruction by appointment (onsite and at remote locations). Users may also request assistance via our web-based AskRef service.
Course Reserves are supplementary materials that faculty make available to their students in the library and online. Examples of course materials include books, book chapters, journal articles, homework assignments, case studies, etc. Materials placed on reserve must be in accordance with copyright law and fair use. Course reserve materials may require copyright permission for use in subsequent semesters.
Physical items such as books may be placed on reserve at the circulation desk for limited checkout by students. Faculty are requested to submit materials to be placed on Course Reserves to the library at least two weeks prior to the date that students will need to access them. A Course Reserves Request Form must be completed for each course.
RWWL’s e-reserves service offers electronic access to class reading materials (journal articles, book chapters, etc.) through the library’s online catalog. Students are able to access the readings from any computer capable of accessing the network. Materials submitted for e-reserves must comply with copyright guidelines. An E-reserves Request Form must be completed for each course and submitted with materials.
INSTRUCTION AND ORIENTATION
Reference librarians provide library instruction, training (formal and informal), tours and orientation sessions. Types of instruction offered include the use of information resources, as well as research processes required to locate information.
- Our objective is to promote information fluency by equipping students to:
- Design effective research strategies for locating needed information
- Understand the benefit of using various research tools and techniques
Become effective in evaluating information from a variety of sources
To request any of these services, please complete the Library Instruction, Orientation and Tour Request Form or call our Reference Desk at (404) 978-2067. A member of the Reference staff will contact you within 72 hours to respond to your request.
INTERLIBRARY USE (ARCHE) CARDS
The Woodruff Library is a member of the Atlanta Regional Consortium for Higher Education (ARCHE) , consisting of 19 public and private colleges, universities, and other institutions of higher learning, as well as five affiliated independent libraries and 12 corporate and non-profit community partners.
As a member of ARCHE, Atlanta University Center students and faculty have access to the library materials of all ARCHE member institutions.
- Faculty privileges are free.
- Students must pay a $50 deposit (Money order only). The deposit is refundable if no fines are incurred. Allow two weeks for mailing.
Applications for ARCHE cards should be submitted to the Reference Desk. Students and faculty are strongly encouraged to consult with the librarian responsible developing resources in the specified subject field. According to the ARCHE agreement, an interlibrary use card can only be issued when the home library lacks sufficient resources in the designated research area.
Recommendations for purchase are transmitted directly to the subject liaison for the book/material requested. All request are evaluated according to the Robert W. Woodruff Library Collection Development Policy. Please enter request into the Purchase Recommendation Form for your subject area. Requests are immediately forwarded to the appropriate Subject Liaison for consideration.
SUBJECT LIAISON DIRECTORY
Subject liaisons are librarians who provide instruction and have responsibility for developing collections to support the education and research needs of the academic departments/programs offered by our member institutions. Our subject liaisons offer instruction in the use of electronic and print resources and guidance for research projects within their specific disciplines. For assistance or to schedule a reference consultation, contact the subject liaison for your discipline.
To access the Subject Liaison Directory click on the link provided below: