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Fac Staff Resources: Welcome

Greetings, Averett Faculty and Staff!

Please use the link buttons on this page to access useful items for faculty and staff.  Other useful library information can be found in the columns below.

To contact us, please use the chat feature in the lower right corner of your screen, send an email to, or contact a specific librarian by consulting our staff directory.

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Averett Academic Colloquium

  • During the Fall Semester 2022 we launched a series we are calling the “Averett Academic Colloquium,” thru which faculty members presented some of their research and other topics of interest to the Averett University community. We plan to continue the series in the library each semester. If you or students in your classes would like to be a presenter to share your research, please contact Jeremy Groskopf at  Information on this series will always be available via the "Presentations" button above.

Documents and Sources

Using the Library for Classes and Meetings

To hold a meeting in the library (whether it be a class session or a staff meeting), please make a reservation using either the 'Reserve a Space' button in the header of this website, or the yellow 'Book a Space' button in the middle of this page.  Double check that your date and time are not already booked for another class.  If not, enter your information and claim your space!  It's that easy.

  • Both the Conference area (rear corner of the main floor) and the Reference Area (the couches on the main floor) can be booked via this system.
  • The Media Room (room 201 on the lower level) can also be booked via this system.
  • For additional small group discussion, comfortable couches and chairs are located in the basement (near the stairwell) and on the upper floor (halfway between the stairwell and the art display).  Just remember that there are quiet rules in force on both of these floors, so please be sure that the discussion is held at a volume that is respectful to others.
  • Scholars workstations (12) seat up to 24 students.
  • Library staff offer walking tours for larger groups who can then reconnect with us through individual or small group consultations.

Course Reserves

Faculty may contact the Blount Library Circulation Desk (; 434-791-5690) to place print and physical media items on reserve.

If you have print articles on Course Reserves or links to licensed content online, library staff will be happy to scan and link them, within Fair Use guidelines, from a password protected web guide where your students can enjoy online access. Students can also link out to library e-reserves from Canvas.

You can also ask a librarian about including permalinks to licensed articles and e-books in your Canvas course or electronic syllabus.

Collections and Collection Development

Librarians welcome book and media requests in any legible format, via Choice Reviews Online, email, web form, campus mail, or in person. Please include an ISBN if available. New journals and databases require a bit of negotiation, but please don't hesitate to ask. We are open to shifting budget priorities to accommodate a dynamic curriculum. Please see the Blount Library Collections Policy for details.

We look forward to seeing you and your students at the Commons and/or online! Please send any questions or suggestions to one of our librarians.

Library Mission and Goals

The library advances the curriculum, research and reading interests of Averett students with scholarly and professional sources, reference consultations, and instruction.

Goal 1. Library resources support reading and research.

Goal 2. Library resources are accessible and convenient to use.

Goal 3. Students discover, evaluate and cite credible sources. Averett graduates are able to:

✓define and articulate a topic or problem;
✓discover and retrieve reliable information from a variety of sources;
✓critically evaluate this literature (or data) in the context of the topic;
✓modify searches to seek additional sources;
✓organize, synthesize, and apply knowledge gained to accomplish a specific purpose;
✓communicate results effectively and ethically in an academic or professional setting.

Goal 4. At the Academic Commons students have opportunities to:

✓engage in creative endeavors;
✓collaborate with peers and mentors.