Faculty Services

The Library offers a range of services to help faculty with research, publishing/scholarly communication, and teaching. Download an intro to Library faculty services (PDF).

New to the University? Review our orientation guide for incoming faculty.

How we can help

Search, Borrow, Request

Struggling to find a particular item or format? The Library offers access to a wide range of research materials.

Research Support

Librarians specialize in a wide variety of subjects and can help connect you to resources you need most.

Publishing and Scholarly Communication

Whether you're working on an article or just beginning to explore a topic, these Library resources can help.

Teaching Support

The Library can help with teaching, class materials, and technical challenges in the classroom and beyond.

 


Search, Borrow, Request

Research Support

  • Schedule a research consultation with a library liaison: Subject specialists are the Library’s advisers to the academic departments. They are available to answer questions about Library resources and assist with in-depth research.
  • Get help with data: Research Data Services can help you find, wrangle, and manage data and statistics. Learn how to perform statistical analysis, and obtain and troubleshoot statistical software.
  • Faculty Research Sprints offer an intensive work environment for faculty who want to concentrate their energies on a new or existing project.  Individuals or teams get the undivided attention of a team of librarians for projects related to any phase or aspect of their research, scholarship, or teaching.
  • Citation managers: Links to citation management software with pros and cons for each.

Publishing and Scholarly Communication

  • Aperio: UVA’s peer-reviewed, open access press is accepting proposals for new journals and transfers of existing journals, as well as proposals for monographs, textbooks, and open educational resources.
  • Libra: Online archive of University of Virginia scholarship is UVA’s set of open repositories.
  •     LibraOpen is for scholarly articles, books, and other creative works openly licensed by UVA authors.
  •     LibraETD is for approved UVA electronic theses and dissertations.
  •     LibraData is UVa’s local instance of Dataverse and is for datasets and other scholarly research products.
  • Public access requirements for federally funded research: Information about requirements for publishing articles and sharing data with funds from Federal Agencies.
  • Copyright resources: Information about copyright law, including authors’ rights, fair use, and related issues affecting teaching, research, and publishing.
  • ORCID IDs are unique, lifelong researcher identifiers, used worldwide,retained even when moving between institutions. UVA Library has built the UVA-ORCID Connector service, which connects and verifies researcher UVA affiliation for publications when shared and cited.

Teaching Support

  • Place course materials on Reserve: Place books and videos on reserve for use in the classroom.
  • Request course-related Library instruction: Subject liaisons will arrange instruction for individual classes. 
  • Scholars’ Lab provides consultation on digital humanities projects, including 3D data collection and printing, scholarly making, and geospatial analysis.
  • Robertson Media Center provides equipment and expertise in the use of audiovisual media and software to support instruction, research, and creativity.
  • Digitization and media: The Library can provide scanning and digitization of Library materials to PDF or high resolution images for instruction and research.
  • Learn about Open Educational Resources (OER) which are any type of educational material that are freely available for teachers and students to use, adapt, share, and reuse.
  • Course Enrichment Grants provide support to faculty who would like to enhance students’ abilities to seek, evaluate, manage, and use information and data, as well as create new types of media-rich class assignments. Recipients receive a $2500 award and dedicated support from experienced librarians, technologists, or other library staff.
  • “How do I…?” for the classroom and beyond, include Information Literacy training, lesson plan templates, “Using the Library” training, and much more.