Collections• Over 100,000 print book titles; 100,000 e-books; media and streaming video• 126 research databases with 40,000 academic journals, most licensed by VIVA• 32 research guides and tutorials• Special Collections and Archives of Averett• The Carrington Autism Resource Center
Resource Use, 2011-12• Averett readers downloaded over 85,000 full- text articles and numerical reports from licensed databases.• They borrowed 4,400 print books and media, and viewed 12,212 e-book segments.• The library filled 646 interlibrary loan article and book requests for Averett readers, and loaned 640 items to other libraries.
Library Visits• In 2011-12, the Mary B. Blount Library at 344 Main Street, Danville, had over 27,000 visits.• Averett Library Research Guides had nearly 114,000 visits.
Teaching & Learning• 698 Averett students participated in 55 library orientation sessions from July 2011 through June 2012.• Library faculty answered 7,536 reference questions, 4,411 of which were consultations lasting 20 minutes or more.• Librarians measured students’ ability to seek and evaluate research sources, then adjusted instruction to improve learning outcomes.
Online Access• With your AU web services account (Moodle login) view digital sources and the library catalog from any internet location, starting at:• http://discover.averett.edu/library (or “Blount Library” from the AU homepage).• Note: Research Guides, “Learn” tab, “New Sources,”“The Chronicle,”“Faculty” guide.
Library Accounts• We transfer student and faculty accounts periodically from the Registrar’s database.• We make a special effort to create new accounts before students and employees arrive. We can also do so “on the fly” with a swipe of your AU employee ID card.
Borrowing AU Items• Undergraduates borrow books for 3 weeks, graduate students and staff for 8 weeks, faculty for 4 months.• DVD’s and media loans are generally 3 days.• We ship Blount Library books to GPS regions.• To renew items, call 791-5690 (800-543-9440), or email email@example.com.
Interlibrary Borrowing• When a book is not in the library catalog, you can request it via interlibrary loan (ILL).• For articles cited in library databases with no link to full text, select the Article Linker / “check for full text” interlibrary loan form. The form will be populated with your citation. Fill in your contact information and submit.
ILL Books and Media• ILL books usually arrive at Blount Library within 4 days, articles to your desktop within 48 hours.• We ship Averett and ILL books to home and office addresses of GPS students and faculty.• Interlibrary Loan book/media due dates are set by the lending library and may not be renewable.
Collection Development• Averett faculty send book orders to liaison librarians via Choice Reviews Online, by email, web form or campus mail.• To recommend a new database or journal subscription, contact your liaison librarian.• When possible, please include an ISBN or ISSN in library acquisition requests.
Improvements 2012-2013• Resources: Librarians are reassessing database selections in consultation with instructional faculty.• Access: The library has initiated planning for a cloud based library system and discovery service to integrate print and electronic access in a single search.• Learning: Students and faculty will add Coffee Talks to their library orientation menu.
Coffee Talks• Librarians and other presenters offer weekly Coffee Talks - 20 minute presentations followed by questions and discussion.• Coffee Talks are open to students, faculty, staff and library friends, and remotely via Adobe Connect.• Topics include information research sources and academic projects.
Coffee Talk Schedule• First Thursday, 11:15 A.M.• Second Monday, 4:00 P.M.• Third Wednesday, 3:00 P.M.• Last Tuesday, 11:15 A.M. (Times may vary. See Coffee Talk guide for times and topics.)
Coffee Talks, Fall 2012• Aug. 28, 11:15: Papers of Robert S. Phifer (1852-1910), Head, School of Music, Roanoke Female Academy (P. Wasley)• Sept. 6, 11:15: American History in Video (K. Harden)• Sept. 10, 4:00: Library Research Basics (E. Day)• Sept. 19, 3:00: Collection Development, or The Great Purge and Renewal of 2012 (J. Verdini)• Sept. 25, 11:15: Childrens and Young Adult Literature (J. Robinson)• Oct. 4, 11:30: Sports Writing (Toby Smith)
Library Faculty• Elaine Day, Director, Science Liaison; firstname.lastname@example.org• Kevin Harden, Business, Education,Social Sciences Liaison; email@example.com• Jennifer Robinson, Communication Studies/Journalism, Children’s Literature Liaison; firstname.lastname@example.org• Jim Verdini, Humanities, Performing Arts Liaison; email@example.com• Dr. Patrick Wasley, Archivist, English Literature Literature; firstname.lastname@example.org
Questions?Learn “how” with the Library User Guide