What New Faculty Need to Know About JMU Libraries

Posted on: August 14, 2023

We want to welcome all new faculty members to JMU! We’re so glad you’re here.

Here are the top 5 things that the Libraries can do for you: 

1. Help you design your courses and assignments: 

Our instructional designers can provide advice on technology-supported teaching strategies, designing an assignment, or planning an in-person, online, or blended course. Our digital projects team can help you and your students to create websites, blogs, podcasts, maps, data visualizations, and other innovative digital projects to promote engaged learning.

2. Support your use of Canvas: 

We can help you optimize your courses for Canvas: visit our Consultation & Instruction page and select “Educational Technology.” For assistance with technical issues related to Canvas, contact the Learning Innovations & Desk Desk online or in Rose Library. You can also get help with Canvas Studio, the Course Reading List feature, and other Canvas tools. 

3. Connect you with educational technology tools: 

Get help with classroom technology, including microphones and projectors, by contacting the Learning Innovations & Desk Desk online or in Rose Library. You and your students can also check out multimedia equipment.

4. Help your students develop strong research skills: 

Your liaison librarian can help your students learn skills required for research and information seeking. Email your liaison librarian to start the conversation.

5. Advance your research: 

We can help you advance your research by consulting with you on topics such as avoiding predatory publishers, creating data management plans, increasing the visibility of your research by posting it on our open-access institutional repository, using our collections, and more.

Stay up to date

You’ll automatically begin receiving our weekly email newsletter with important announcements, timely reminders, and helpful tips for making the most of the resources available to you through JMU Libraries.

Library locations

We offer four library locations for you and your students. To learn why JMU Libraries are some of the most popular places on campus, check out 16 Fun Things to Do in JMU Libraries! And if you’re curious about the Carrier Library renovation, check out this short video or visit our Carrier Renovation & Expansion website.

We’re here for you, online and in person

The Libraries website is the front door to all of our resources and services. Here’s what all faculty need to know about the Libraries at JMU. Questions? Ask the Library, contact your department’s liaison librarian, or stop by any library service desk!

We look forward to working with you!

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