Library Services For Faculty

Teaching and Learning–collaborate with a subject librarian to improve student achievement.

  • Schedule classroom instruction to improve student research skills.
  • Partner with a librarian to design customized research guides for assignments and courses.
  • Consult with your subject librarian on research assignments and syllabi.
  • Use the integrated e-reserve system in Canvas to allow students to easily access reserved materials.
  • Embed a subject librarian into your course site to provide students with fast access to research assistance.
  • Work with a librarian and student(s) to propose an Information Literacy Cross Team assignment that emphasizes information literacy; chosen faculty members receive a $1000 stipend.

Research and Scholarship–consult with a subject librarian whose expertise can support your work and help you make the most of the Libraries' research services.

  • Access hundreds of thousands of articles in over 600 databases, along with e-books, media, and more.
  • Contact librarians to purchase or borrow books, articles, and media per request.
  • Request quick delivery of books and materials.
  • Receive support for digital scholarship and data management.
  • Develop your scholarly profile.
  • Use Web of Science to assess impact of your scholarly publishing and identify high impact journals in your discipline.

Contact your subject librarian at

Other Services

  • Using Open Educational Resources (OER) in the classroom.
  • Assistance with finding Open Education Resources and alternative textbooks.
  • Secure support for creation of an open access journal.
  • Sponsor a student for a Livingstone Undergraduate Research Award.

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 resources and rare materials that support research. These materials can also be introduced to students as part of a research project—arrange for a class instruction session at

You can also view our digital collections at SCRC content on the web represents only a small portion of the entire collection.

Scholarly Communication

For more information about scholarly communication services for faculty and researchers, see our guide at


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215–204–0744 |

Reference Desk

215–204–8212 |

Special Collections Research Center

215–204–8257 |

Charles L. Blockson Afro–American Collection

215–204–6632 |

Media Services

215–204–8204 |

Ambler Library

267–468–8648 |

Ginsburg Health Sciences Library

215–707–2665 |

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