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Faculty Resources: Teaching Support

Harvey Library provides an array of resources and services in support of faculty instructional and research activities.

Course Specific Research Guides

  •  Librarians can design Research Guides for specific courses, classes, or assignments.
  • A well-designed course specific Research Guide will point to suggested resources that support an assignment.
  • For further information, please call or email your liasion librarians.

Liaison Program

Harvey Library Liaison Librarians seek to create and establish an ongoing relationships between the Library and Hampton University’s  departments, schools and programs.

Liaisons are appointed by the department heads and have these functions:

  • Serve as the departmental contact for library communication.
  • Inform faculty of new and existing research tools, methods, resources, and services.
  • Provide instruction to develop discipline- specific research skills.
  • Locate library materials for class readings and research.
  • Provide workshops and training sessions on new library resources for faculty research.
  • Creation of customized Research Guides for classes

Library Instruction


Harvey Library's Instruction Program helps students go beyond Google:

  • Provides hands-on training to students and faculty in the use of library resources.
  • Helps students learn to find information through Harvey Library and the web.
  • Helps students evaluate and effectively use the information they find.
  • Tailored to the needs of the faculty member requesting the instruction.

To schedule a library instruction session for your class, complete the Library Instruction Request Form or call 757-727-5379.

Scheduling Library Instruction

Faculty, to schedule a library instruction, please follow these steps:

Step 1. Make sure you are allowing at least one week's notice for each request.

Step 2. Fill out the Library Instruction Request Form. This form can be filled out electronically and submitted. You may also print and fill out the form, then deliver it to the Reference Desk located on the first floor of the Harvey Library.

Step 4. Ensure that there is an assignment that directly relates to the instruction session. Past experience has consistently illustrated that students retain more information when they know they will be applying the information to a credit-bearing assignment.


Placing Items on Reserve

The Harvey Library maintains a reserve collection which enables faculty members to provide student access to class-assigned reading and other materials.

  • Faculty can place materials on reserve at the Circulation Desk.
  • Materials must support a course currently being offered for the semester.
  • Reserve materials must fall within copyright fair use guidelines.
  • Academic Reserves are held for one semester unless extended by the Instructor.
  • All reserve items must adhere to the United States Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.Code).

To place an item on reserve, contact the Circulation Desk at 727-5372.

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