What new faculty need to know about JMU Libraries

Posted on: May 26, 2022

Welcome to James Madison University! We’re so glad you’re here, and we can’t wait to meet you.

At JMU Libraries, we help advance your research and teaching, offering library resources/services and supporting the effective use of educational technology in your teaching.

On our beautiful campus, you’ll find four library facilities, which you can tour (virtually) in this short video

Images of Rose and Carrier Libraries

How to get the most from our services and offerings as you make JMU your academic home:

Library Resources and Services

  • Request instruction sessions for your courses: Librarians can help your students learn how to find, evaluate, and use information effectively and ethically—via instruction sessions that you can integrate into your course.
  • Get the books you need: Borrow books or request books to be delivered to your on-campus mailbox.Carrier Library Exterior and Centennial Fountain
  • Explore our disciplinary research guides: Our research guides offer JMU’s databases and research tools for your field.
  • Obtain materials not in the Libraries: Request articles, books, and book chapters from other institutions via Interlibrary Loan.
  • Questions are always welcome: Ask us about library resources, services, or materials.

Qualitative and quantitative research tools and resources:

Instructional Design and Educational Technologies

  • Consult with an instructional designer or educational technologist: Our skilled and friendly experts can talk with you about course design, digital projects, and much more. Request a consultation.
  • Experiment with 3D printing, sewing, and more: Visit The Makery in Rose or Carrier for a peek into the making, crafting, and creative pursuits we support.
  • Develop your skills in online or hybrid teaching: Take an online workshop about teaching online and related topics.

Other Teaching and Technology Support

Beyond the Libraries, these units will be helpful with your teaching and technology needs:

  • Center for Faculty Innovation (CFI): Engage in faculty-driven programs and services that provide with you support for your multidimensional role as a teacher, scholar, leader, and adviser.

We’re Here to Help

Starting something new in a time of great change can be strange and overwhelming, so don’t hesitate to reach out to us! Whether you have a question about a book, your Canvas course, or how to find the best primary source on the history of JMU, we in the Libraries are here for you. Not sure who to ask? Visit our Ask the Library page to use our live chat or send us a message.

Rose Library Exterior

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