Faculty and Instructor Support

You might say your liaison librarian is your own personal librarian. We hope our liaison librarians are your most valuable library resource!

Liaison librarians are your point of contact to the library and its services. Each college, school, and department within the university is assigned a liaison librarian who can help support your teaching and research in a variety of ways. Learn more about how librarians can support you and your students.

Teaching Resources

Instructional support

How your liaison librarian can support your work

Information literacy core competencies

Research skills your students should have at different points in their college careers

Information literacy in your discipline

Highlights from various departments showing core competencies in action

Research guidance rubric

Helps you craft assignments that support & engage students during the research process

Library Instruction Sessions

Schedule a subject librarians to come to your class to teach information skills and concepts.

Course reserves

A great way to make course readings freely available to your students.

Masters' options

If you work with graduate students, you will likely need to be familiar with this information.

Liberal Education Academy

Library resources especially for those participating in this FTLC-sponsored program.

Research Resources


The University's institutional repository. Interested in submitting something? E-mail scholarworks@gvsu.edu.

Resources for Authors

Information compiled by the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC) about authors' copyrights

Citation tools

We have several tools available to help you manage your research literature.

The annual Author Recognition Bibliography

A selected list of scholarly and creative endeavors produced by GVSU faculty and staff.

Sabbatical reports

Faculty members returning from sabbatical are required to submit a written account of the sabbatical activities and accomplishments. This report should then be submitted to the Libraries in care of University Archivist Nancy Richard, as well as the faculty member's appointing officer, the Provost, the President, and the Center for Scholarly & Creative Excellence.

Other Resources

Your library account

To renew items (from our libraries and from MeL) and check on your holds.

Borrowing policies

See how long you can check out items for and how many times you can renew them.

Library RSS Feeds

Library RSS Feeds broken up by category.

Donate collections to the Library PDF

Want to donate some of your personal collection to the Libraries?

Page last modified June 8, 2015