Services for Faculty

Instruction Support

Library Instruction Sessions

ECU faculty members may request course-related library instruction for undergraduate and graduate classes. Instruction sessions are taught by librarians who tailor the content to the specific class assignment and the students’ research needs.

Book a Librarian

We can meet with your students in person, via chat, using online meeting applications, or over the phone if you’d like them to receive more personalized help. They simply select a time (as soon as next day) that is convenient for their busy schedules. We can also meet virtually with you to advise on research-based assignments and integrating information literacy concepts into your classes.

Book a Librarian

Library Resources In Canvas

Search the Canvas Commons for library-related resources and add them to your courses.  We develop discipline-specific library-related materials (for example, links to relevant databases, database tutorials, and research guides) as well as general information for getting help from a librarian, including links to our one-on-one consultation service.  Interested in content customized to your particular course or assignment?  Get in touch using the link below!

Request library integration into Canvas

Place Materials on Reserve

Our course reserves service ensures that library materials needed for your course are available to all of your students.

Place materials on reserve

Collection Support

Research Support

Scholarly Communication

Scholarly Communication refers to the cycle in which authors create, evaluate, disseminate, and preserve new knowledge. This cycle includes a variety of activities such as using existing literature, conducting research, peer reviewing manuscripts and publishing new literature, as well as the collecting, archiving, and making available that new literature.

Learn more about our scholarly communication services

Hold Service & Faculty/Staff Office Delivery

Request items to be pulled for you from Joyner, Music, and Laupus Health Sciences libraries and pick them up at the service desk of your choice or request delivery to your departmental offices.

Learn more about our hold service and office delivery

In-Office Renewals & Returns for Faculty/Staff

Joyner Library offers in-office renewals and an in-office pickup return service for library items to faculty and staff with offices on the main campus between 5th and 10th Streets.

Learn more about our In-Office Renewals and Returns

Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery

Our Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery service allows you to request materials from ECU’s libraries and libraries worldwide.

Request materials from other libraries through Interlibrary Loan

Borrowing Materials When Visiting Other North Carolina Libraries

ECU students, faculty, and staff may borrow materials directly from many other college/university libraries in the state through UNC Cooperative Lending Agreements.

Learn more about the UNC Cooperative Lending Agreements

Sustainable Scholarship

Sustainable Scholarship means addressing the unsustainable marketplace for scholarly resources. ECU Libraries is committed to making access to research more sustainable, affordable, transparent, and open.

Learn more about Sustainable Scholarship

Digital Scholarship

Digital Scholarship refers to new forms of analysis, data visualization, and communication made possible by current and evolving software.

Learn more about Digital Scholarship

Accreditation Support

If your Department is approaching (re)accreditation, the library can help. We are happy to provide information about the library’s resources and services, both general and subject specific, that will complement your Department’s report. In whatever way is needed and appropriate, the Joyner Library welcomes the opportunity to assist you in the accreditation process.

Contact your subject liaison or Jan Lewis, Director for more information.