Munday Library

Library Help Center

Academic Support Services for Faculty

Last Updated: Nov 06, 2017 03:14PM CST

Quick links: Munday Library Collections | Research Assistance | Library Instruction | Library Reserves and Copyright | Data Management Services | Library Facilities | Archives | Center for Teaching Excellence | Faculty Resource Center | Digital Media Center | Writing Center

Learn about campus resources and services for all St. Edward's University faculty.

The Munday Library

The Munday Library has a number of resources specifically designed to support teaching and learning. Visit the Library in person or online and explore our

Collections:

  • Discovery: The library has a search engine that searches most all databases at once. 
  • Collections: the library has about 70,000 print books and 200,000 e-books. The library provides access to over 100 databases containing articles, streaming videos and other resources. The list of databases is available here.
  • Suggest a Purchase: If you would like to suggest a purchase or you need additional resources please fill out this form.
  • Library Liaisons: Liaisons are a bridge between the library, teaching faculty, and academic departments. Liaisons can serve their departments in many ways, but some of the more traditional roles library liaison play involve serving as the point of contact for the department, selecting library materials for the collection, providing instruction sessions and orientations, and discipline-specific research assistance.
  • Interlibrary Loan: Make an interlibrary loan request to borrow a books or articles that the Library does not have. The library provides ILL free of charge for faculty and students. See request form here.
  • TexShare: The library is a member of a state-wide consortium of libraries, called TexShare. You need to fill out this card prior to gaining borrower privileges at the partner institutions.

Research Assistance:

Library Instruction:

  • Instruction Session: With the overindunation of diverse sources of information available to us, students experience increasing difficulties navigating the complexities of the information ecosystem, in their academic, as well as their personal, endeavors. To create in students the level of critical thinking, awareness, and astuteness necessary to not only responsibly consume information, but also to make meaningful contributions to this wealth of knowledge, the Munday Library's Instructional Program has established a scaffolded, vertical curriculum of information literacy that integrates the core threshold concepts articulated in the Association of College & Research Libraries's Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education into current research-focused courses within the general education curriculum, as well as into research-focused courses within specific disciplines. The aim of the vertical curriculum is to guide students as they move from a novice understanding of foundational concepts and skills of information literacy into an expertise that is central not only to their specific disciplinary discourse communities, but also to the overarching and dynamic information ecosystem in which we all participate as consumers and producers of information.
    If you are interested in learning more about how our information literacy curriculum can be integrated into your course, please contact Brittney Johnson, Head of Library Instruction, at bjohnso1@stedwards.edu or (512) 448-8479.
    If you would like to request an information literacy session or multi-sessions, please contact Brittney Johnson, your departmental liaison, or complete this form.The library provides instruction sessions on Information Literacy concepts on request

Reserves, Bookings, and Copyright Resources:

  • Posting Content on Canvas: Faculty can post digital items and links from the library collection on Canvas. See instructions.
  • Course Reserves: The library will manage course reserves for faculty. All you need to do is fill out this form.
  • Copyright Resources: The library maintains an article about copyright resources for faculty. 
  • Booking Media for Classroom Use: A booking is an advance request from SEU faculty to use Library DVDs for a specific class. Booking of Library Media items is provided to ensure availability of materials.
    Bookings may be scheduled by emailing library@stedwards.edu

Data Management Services:

  • Faculty Projects: The library provides data management consultation and services to faculty projects, including storage, processing, visualization, data management plans, and web site design. Please direct your inquiries to Casey Gibbs, Digital Services Manager, at rgibbs@stedwards.edu

Facilities:

  • Group Study Rooms: The library has 15 rooms for groups of 4-6. They can be reserved.
  • Computers: Use one of the 150 computers available for students, staff, and faculty.
  • Printing: Print for free (black and white only).
  • Quiet Study: Use the quiet study areas available on first and second floor
  • Co-located Services: Digital Media Center and Writing Center are co-located services in the library.
  • Global Digital Classrooms: GDCs in the Munday Library provide students, faculty and staff real-time, HD-quality video conferencing capabilities

Archives:

Academic Support Services Not Affiliated with the Munday Library

The Center for Teaching Excellence (located in Premont Hall 101)

  • Consultations and observations for individual instructors
  • Programs for departments and schools
  • Learning communities and reading groups
  • Peer-to-peer teaching exchange
  • Workshops, seminars, and faculty circles
  • Orientations and support for new faculty
  • Awards for outstanding teaching
  • Resources, including the CTE library, website, and blog

Faculty Resource Center (located in Premont Hall 110)

The Faculty Resource Center (FRC) assists faculty with technical and instructional design needs. Development of classroom materials from consultation to production is available. Assistance with integrating technologies into courses, multimedia project development and using the Internet in education are primary focuses of the FRC personnel. The FRC facilities houses high-end technologies which includes 7 iMac workstations with dual boot OS X and Windows 7, flatbed & film scanners, audio and video editing equipment, B&W laser. Faculty have access to the FRC 24 hours/seven days a week with the use of their SEU ID. Staffing hours are 8:00 AM-5:00 PM, Monday - Friday.

The Digital Media Center (located in the Munday Library)

The Digital Media Center (DMC) supports the creation and use of digital media in education, scholarship and creative expression. We provide a learning space for in-person consultation and online resources for digital media, including audio, video, images and interactive media.

The Writing Center (located in the Munday Library)

The faculty and professional writers at the Writing Center are available to help faculty in all disciplines with their own writing projects, crafting writing assignments, and encouraging their students to utilize the Writing Center. For more information, visit the Faculty page on the Writing Center website or email writingcenter@stedwards.edu.

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