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Faculty: Welcome

Dear Faculty:

Please encourage your students to discover, read, and cite credible academic and professional sources at Blount Library:

  • 86,500 print books selected by AU faculty, 361,000 academic e-books - find them all in WorldCat!
  • 150 research databases, including full content, image, streaming media, demographic/financial/polling, and open educational resources
  • Efficient document delivery for articles and books held by other libraries
  • Subject associations and research guides for ready access to recommended sources
  • Instruction in APA and MLA citation styles
  • Information fluency instruction for traditional academic majors
  • Online tutorials for professional studies majors
  • Interactive space in the Academic Commons for collaboration and creative endeavors (limited during Fall Semester 2020 due to COVID-19)

Please see our COVID-19 Resources - NEW page for updates to Library services for the Fall Semester 2020.

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:

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