Faculty Services

Munday Library facilitates teaching via library instruction, and we advance faculty scholarship through research support, including consultations on subjects such as data management, copyright and publishing.

Library staff are available and excited to work with you. Please browse our Contact Us page to learn more about our roles and to find contact information. When in doubt about how to direct an inquiry, you can email library@stedwards.edu or come by the library and chat with any of us.

For a coffee (on the library) and a tour contact Maggie Bond, Outreach and Programming Librarian, at mbond@stedwards.edu.

Teaching Support

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Teach Information Literacy

The library instruction program focuses on teaching concepts of information literacy, as articulated in the Framework for Information Literacy. Library instructors look forward to planning and leading information sessions with you to integrate information literacy concepts and skills that align with your course’s research objectives. Request an instruction session by emailing Brittney Johnson (Library Curriculum and Instruction Developer) at bjohnso1@stedwards.edu

We also offer supplemental instruction resources that you can integrate into your course.  Students can enroll in the Library Instruction Canvas course to gain access to videos and modules that will help them navigate library resources. The Library Search Tips & Tricks video provides students with the essential basics of performing library searches, while the Get to Know the Library module introduces students to everything that the library has to offer! Guided Walkthroughs of Library Resources and Annotated collections can help your students utilize specific databases and other resources that relate to your particular courses.

Find Library Course Materials

Munday Library’s collection includes over a million resources such as ebooks, journal articles, streaming videos, images and archival materials. We also provide access to over 100 databases that contain content specialized by academic area or resource type.

After locating library materials for your courses, use a permalink from the catalog to add the item to your Canvas course. You can also embed library video content. Note: Make sure any library book you intend to use as a textbook allows for unlimited access (rather than single-use, which only allows one person to access it at a time). If you aren’t certain about an item’s accessibility, or for assistance adding items to a Canvas course please ask a librarian at library@stedwards.edu.

Recommend Student Research Support

Librarians are here to provide your students research support on any project for any course. Students can make an appointment for phone, Zoom, or in-person assistance using bit.ly/MundayResearchHelp.

Utilize Archives and Special Collections

The Archives and Special Collections of St. Edward’s University, housed in the Munday Library, consist of thousands of feet of historically significant materials including paper and electronic records, as well as photographs, films, rare books, and art. These materials are available for research use by appointment. Contact the archivist and special collections librarian at archives@stedwards.edu

In addition to supporting the individual research needs of SEU faculty, the University Archives and Special Collections provides an opportunity for instructors to enrich their students’ education through collaboration and partnerships. Visit the For Faculty webpage to learn more.

Research Support

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Resources for Your Research

Munday Library’s collection includes over a million resources such as ebooks, journal articles, specialized databases, streaming videos, images and archival materials

There are several ways to expand your library access or find a resource that is unavailable at our library. You may make a purchase request for Munday Library’s collection, or make an interlibrary loan request to borrow books or articles from other libraries. Munday Library is a member of a state-wide consortium of libraries called TexShare, which allows you to gain borrower privileges at partner institutions such as UT Austin. Visit the library’s front desk to get your Texshare card.

Support Services for Your Research

We welcome faculty to schedule an appointment for in-person, phone, or Zoom consultations on your research or publishing questions. The library maintains a Copyright and Fair Use article aimed at faculty, and you can direct questions about copyright and open access to library@stedwards.edu

Our Institutional Repository is a recent initiative hosting scholarly and creative works produced by members of the St. Edward’s community. If you are interested in learning more or submitting your own work, please get in touch via library@stedwards.edu

For faculty involved in digital humanities or other data-intensive projects, the library provides data management consultation and may be able to help with data-related services including storage, processing, visualization, data management plans, and websites. Please direct your inquiries to Casey Gibbs, Library Director, at rgibbs@stedwards.edu