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Faculty Services

Resources and services for AUD's academic community


Faculty, staff and current students are encouraged to suggest new titles to be added to the library's collection.
  • All suggestions are reviewed by the library's subject liaisons. Selections are based on AUD's collection development policy and budget parameters.
  • Recommendations that support curriculum needs will be prioritized.
  • Please note that it can take a couple of months before a new print title becomes available for circulation.
  • Suggestions for new  journal and database subscriptions are evaluated to establish value, need and cost.
  • Journal subscriptions run from January to December


Complete and submit form online

Place library or personal material on reserve for the use of students enrolled in a course
  • Standard periods include:

    • 2 to 4 hours for in-library use

    • 24 to 48 hours for material that circulates outside the library

  • Please complete a course reserve form online or in the library. The library will notify faculty when the item is available on reserve for circulation.

  •  Personal items will be returned to faculty at the end of each semester or as specified.

  • Faculty textbooks may be placed on reserve should their be a shortage of copies available for sale at the campus bookshop.

  • All items placed on reserve must abide by UAE copyright law and international copyright conventions.


Complete and submit form online

AUD faculty may request library workshops for their students.

Workshops include instruction on specific databases, research skills guidance, and class assignment support. 

Please note the following:

  • A faculty member should be in attendance during the workshop
  • Workshops should be scheduled at least a week in advance 

Click here to reserve a Library Instruction Session.

 Faculty should consult with their liaison librarian to create a subject or course guide to support their course

Subject and course guides are compiled by subject librarians to support students' resource awareness and to provide a platform for information literacy instruction. These guides support independent library research and are available on and off campus to guide students through the research process.

Different types of online library guides are compiled by AUD librarians, including:

  • Subject guides - these cover and showcase the library's resources on a broad subject area or program
  • Course guides - support research and information literacy instruction for a course and/or assignment
  • Topic guides - showcase the library's and broader resources available on a popular topic




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