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Faculty Services

Resources and services for AUD's academic community

Requests

The Library will purchase, on a demand basis, a copy of an approved textbook for teaching faculty.

 

  • Textbook choices are made at a departmental level and communicated directly to the campus bookshop. Students are required to purchase their own copies. 
  • Textbooks purchased by the library for faculty should be returned at the end of the semester.
  • Should a faculty member prefer to have their own copy of a textbook they should contact the publisher directly (please see attached publisher contact details).
  • Faculty members may request that their copy of a textbook, be placed on reserve for their students.
  • Please allow some time for the purchase and processing of required faculty textbooks. 

Complete and submit form to request a faculty textbook copy from the Campus Bookshop 

OR

Contact directly the Publishers for a complimentary textbook copy.

Other options, if you are looking for digital textbooks:

  1. Look up the titles in the Library Website first: https://library.aud.edu/

  1. Check both of the following databases:

  1. Check the web for e-Textbook Platforms to purchase the eBook:

  1. VitalSource: https://www.vitalsource.com (Requires a login before search)
  2. RedShelf: https://redshelf.com

 

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 

Please complete the following form to request for a library workshop or reschedule an existing slot.

Request books and articles available through interlibrary loan and document delivery services.
  • AUD Library observes standard interlibrary loan conventions
    • ​​Works and copies are requested to meet faculty's private study and research
    • Copies become the property of the requesting faculty
    • Links to articles will emailed directly to requesting faculty
  • The amount requested from any one title (journal or book) should not replace the need to purchase or subscribe to a title
  • Please note that the delivery of books (British Library) may take up to 10 day to arrive
  • Due to the cost of the service, limits to number of requests may be applied and faculty will be informed accordingly

 

Please complete the following form and submit your request

 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