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Faculty Library Guide: Collections/Acquisitions

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

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: crawfoac@eckerd.edu.  Please check to ensure we don't have the requested material before ordering.

NOTE: Requests for databases and journals are on-going costs and can be requested by contacting Lisa Johnston (johnstln@eckerd.edu).  

Collegial Librarians

Lisa Johnston

Lisa Johnston
Director of Library Services, (LTR Collegium)
Assistant Professor
864-8206 | johnstln@eckerd.edu

Kim Copenhaver
Instructional and Access Services Librarian, (BES Collegium)
Associate Professor
864-7518 | copenhka@eckerd.edu
Kim is on-leave for winter/spring 2019.  If you need research support or would like to schedule information literacy instruction, please contact Carl DiNardo.

Alyssa Koclanes

Instructional and Technical Services Librarian, (CCU Collegium)
Assistant Professor
864-8460 | koclanan@eckerd.edu

 

Carl DiNardo

Carl DiNardo

Library Instruction Coordinator, (NAS Collegium)
Assistant Professor
864-8475 | dinardco@eckerd.edu

 

Nancy Schuler

Nancy Schuler

Electronic Services, Collection Development and Instruction Librarian,
(CRA Collegium)

Assistant Professor
864-8357 | schulenl@eckerd.edu

Choice Reviews Online

Choice Reviews Online

In addition to the Choice cards that you regularly receive to aid you in book selection, we have added the online version - Choice Reviews OnlineChoice Reviews Online has some options that you may find particularly helpful as you spend your library allocation.

In addition to the ease of searching for titles online, you have the benefit of being able to create a profile of materials in which you are interested.  Prospective titles are then delivered directly to your account.  

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 (crawfoac@eckerd.edu).

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.

Discipline-specific publisher catalogs are also available by request.  If you are interested in this service, please contact Nancy Schuler, Collection Development Librarian, at schulenl@eckerd.edu; x8357.

Book Selection Tools

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