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Faculty: Faculty Services

Library instruction to support information literacy

Instruction Services

The library provides a variety of instructional services and content for students, faculty and staff. In addition to our Library Labs and Webinars we have Course GuidesAssignment GuidesInstructional Guides, and a robust knowledgebase of Quick Answers available to help students with the Library anytime. We can customize instruction for the students in any given course using a variety of tools upon request.

Library staff can record a short tutorial, develop an assignment guide, or facilitate a webinar on topics such as:

How to plan research for a particularly challenging assignment.

How to use the Library to find evidence to support weekly discussion posts.

Best practices for evaluating information as scholarly and relevant.

(See NURS 6052 Week 2 for an example.) 

 

For instructional support contact the Liaison Librarians via email:

libraryliaison@waldenu.edu

Research Services

Librarians can assist faculty with research and scholarship by: 

Suggesting appropriate databases, keywords, journals, or search strategies, after consultation with the faculty member. Consultation will consist of a half-hour phone or web-based conversation, which can extend to email. Faculty should expect at least an acknowledgement of receipt of email within one business day of its receipt. 

Providing a bibliography (maximum of two pages) of citations to sources on a topic with indication of where the source might be found in the library. A two week maximum turnaround time should be expected between request and delivered file. 

Assisting the faculty member in researching such topics as acceptance rate, impact factor, peer review status, or submission process of a given journal. Locating materials in other libraries or through other sources and providing information on how to obtain them for the faculty member to use to procure them. 

 

For research assistance contact the Liaison Librarians via email:

libraryliaison@waldenu.edu

ScholarWorks

ScholarWorks showcases and provides access to scholarly and creative works by a variety of members within the Walden University community, including individual faculty, doctoral students, and departments on campus. By grouping these works under one umbrella, researchers from both inside and outside the University may access Walden’s scholarship through a single portal.

On a practical level, the Repository is designed to work with search engines like Google, which increases the discoverability of publications. Research has begun to demonstrate that the more accessible a publication is, the more readership and citations it ultimately receives. Download statistics for each work provide quantifiable evidence of this increased visibility. All faculty are encouraged to publish their work in ScholarWorks. 

 

Materials eligible for deposit in the Repository may include:

  • Articles, creative works, or other projects authored by Walden Faculty
  • Doctoral theses and dissertations
  • Publications from a variety of Walden departments
  • Walden’s Open Access Publications
  • Variety of formats, including monographs, images, and presentations

 

More information available on the ScholarWorks Faculty Support page.

Recommended Databases

Document Delivery Services

Looking for articles or book chapters that the Library doesn't have? You may be able to request the full text for free through Document Delivery Service (DDS).

Full details related to Document Delivery Services are available in the Document Delivery section of the library website.