Library Services For Faculty

Temple University Libraries

Partnering with Faculty for Research and Teaching Success


  • Collaborate with a Librarian to improve student success
  • Arrange for classroom instruction to help students improve their research skills.
  • We can design a research guide customized for your course and assignments.
  • Meet with a library subject specialist to review your research assignments.
  • Our e-reserve system  is integrated into Blackboard, simplifying  how you add content. Students access course reserves in Blackboard.
  • Embed a librarian subject specialist in your course site to provide students with fast access to research assistance.


  • Temple Libraries supports faculty scholarship. 
  • Access hundreds of thousands of articles in over 600 research databases, along with e-books, media and more.
  • Books, articles, media—we will buy it or borrow it for you.
  • Fast Delivery—need a book or article held at the Library? We’ll get it to you.
  • Need assistance? Let a subject specialist be your guide to making the most of our research resources.
  • Use Web of Science to assess the impact of your scholarly publishing and identify high impact journals in the disciplines.
  • Support for digital scholarship and data management.

Other Services

  • Help finding Open Education Resources and alternatives to textbooks.
  • Support for starting  an open access journal.
  • Copyright assistance, author rights and other scholarly communication support.
  • Connect with the Temple University Press.
  • Sponsor a student for the Library Research Prize.

Saving Your Time - Supporting Your Research - Helping your students

Research by John Ziker, Boise State University, found that faculty worked 61 hours per week on average. The bulk of that time, about 40%, was dedicated to teaching activity. Less than 20% of weekly time was dedicated to research. Meetings, answering e-mail and writing reports take up additional time. 
The bottom line is that research university faculty have more tasks than they have time to get it all done. The Temple University Libraries can help faculty save time on research, on course preparation and help them get better results with student research assignments and projects.
Talk to a Temple University Librarian to find out how to take advantage of the multitude of research and teaching support services we offer.  
Source: Colleen Flaherty “Research Shows Professors Work Long Hours and Spend Much of the Day in Meetings” Inside Higher Ed  April 9, 2014

Project Information Literacy

Project Information Literacy’s examination of 191 research assignments, finds many more could benefit from additional research guidelines, such as providing the name of a librarian subject specialist, more specifics about research resources and links to library research guides.  Get our “Top Ten Tips from Project Information Literacy” Guide:

Visit the Special Collections Research

Center to explore primary documents that can support research or be introduced to students as part of a research project. SCRC content on the web represents only a small portion of the entire collection. Arrange for a class instruction session .

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