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Fall 2023

Request Library Information for Your Next Report

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Whether you are working on an accreditation report, a promotional recruitment piece, newsletter content, or some other form of communication, the library is happy to provide you with our most recent collection statistics; an overview of resources, services, spaces, or events; or other content specific to your target audience.

The Jerry Falwell Library is continually growing to best meet the needs of the LU community, but we only revise our collection statistics once a year so that everyone is communicating the same information throughout the year. Reach out to to request the latest library information to support your narrative.

Explore New Library Databases

Over the past year, the library added 39 databases specifically selected based on your requests and to meet the needs of your growing and expanding programs. To explore all databases added in FY23, click here, or click on one of the links below to explore new databases related to that subject.

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If you are interested in having the library set up a trial subscription or add a new database for your department, contact your liaison librarian.

Mark Your Calendars

Be sure to check out this upcoming live research webinar as well as recordings of previous webinars on the library events page.

Welcome to the JFL: How to Locate and Access Resources Through the Library Website!Live Webinar

Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2023, 1 p.m. EST

Join us for a live webinar and Q&A session demonstrating how to navigate the Jerry Falwell Library website and how to search the vast array of resources available to support you in your assignments.

We hope that you and your students will find this webinar to be helpful and informative. Although we record the webinars for those who cannot attend in person, students often benefit from the Q&A during the live events.

Schedule Library Instruction

InstructionLiaison librarians are available to teach information literacy skills to your students in person, online, or through custom tutorials and Research Guides. They can also provide training to faculty in your department on using library resources and tools or partner with you to incorporate information literacy into assignments. To learn more about the types of instruction and training liaisons and research librarians can provide, explore the Research & Instruction page on the Jerry Falwell Library website.

In addition to formalized library instruction, you and your students can access live research support through chat, email, and phone anytime that the library is open. You can also schedule a meeting with a research librarian for extensive questions, or stop by the research support desk at the Customer Service Center Monday-Friday between 9 a.m.-5 p.m. for walk-up assistance.

Check Your Links

Website imagePlease check any links that you have to library resources in your documents, presentations, instructional materials, Canvas courses, or bookmarks. The library has transitioned from EZproxy to OpenAthens for resource authentication. While links that have EZproxy at the beginning of the web address may currently work, they will soon be non-functional.

You can explore the Open Athens Research Guide for instructions on creating stable permalinks for library resources that can replace your old EZproxy links. If you have any questions about obtaining permalinks, please contact your liaison librarian for assistance. Additionally, you can watch this brief tutorial that demonstrates how to convert EZproxy links to OpenAthens links.

Visit the Library’s Family-Friendly Space

Curriculum LibraryThe Curriculum Library is a cozy, family-friendly section of the library that houses children’s and young adult literature, secular and Christian PreK-grade 12 teacher edition textbooks, teaching materials and supplies, English as a Second Language (ESL) materials, educational manipulatives and models, a Cricut machine, die-cut shapes and letters, a button maker, and more. You can also have materials laminated or spiral bound and purchase bulletin board paper, card stock, construction paper, resume paper, and related items.

While it primarily supports the School of Education, the Curriculum Library is open and available to everyone and provides comfortable adult and kid-friendly seating. With a lactation pod for nursing mothers close by, the Curriculum Library can be a great spot for students who are also parents to study while their children enjoy a book, a great place to tutor children, or a convenient resource for faculty and staff to bring their own children for age-appropriate materials.

Please note that children using the Curriculum Library must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times.

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