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Faculty Library Guide

This guide describes the library resources and services available to you as faculty at Eckerd College.

Library Collections Policy

Interested in how the Library makes decisions about materials to include in the library? The Eckerd Library Collections Policy describes the scope and focus of the Library's collections. In addition, the policy aims to: 

  • Communicate standards and procedures related to the selection and deselection of library materials to the Eckerd College community.
  • Provide direction to library staff and faculty in the processing and development of library collections and resources.
  • Inform our community on library collections and operations. 

View the Collections Policy in full.


Collection Development

The library tries to obtain all requested titles to support academic programs, within the available budget. Your Collegial Liaison Librarian can assist you in identifying titles in your research area. 

You will receive information from the Library Director regarding the allocation of funds for permanent faculty to purchase books, videos and DVD's.  For information on how each departmental allocation for library materials is managed, please contact your discipline coordinator.

Book purchase requests can be sent directly to Aimee Crawford: or by using our Online Purchase Request Form.  Please use OneSearch to see if an item is already available through our collection.

NOTE: Requests for databases and journals are on-going costs and can be requested by contacting Lisa Johnston (  

Choice Reviews Online

Choice Reviews Online

Choice Reviews is an online databases of scholarly reviews published by the Association of College and Research Libraries. It includes convenient search tools and search alerts to help you stay up-to-date on monograph publications in your field. 

1.  Click the Log In link in the top menu.  Use the Create Account link to setup an account.  Please note that you must create a new account while you are ON CAMPUS.  After that, you can use the system on or off-campus.
2.  Once you have a profile, you can browse existing reviews by discipline, or create your own searches.  After you've run a search, click the "Save Search Results" icon at the top of the search results list to save the search to your profile.
3.  Select items to add to lists which can be printed out or emailed.

These lists can be emailed to your discipline coordinator for approval and emailed to Aimee Crawford in the library for purchase (

You might want to read the FAQ page for more information about using CHOICE reviews.  

Please contact one of the librarians if you have questions about this product.

Book Selection Tools

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