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Getting Started

6 Steps for New Faculty

  • Helpful steps to get started with the library

Find your Librarian / Subject Specialist

  • Contact your librarian to schedule a classroom session, suggest library materials, and collaborate

Suggest a Book / Material for the Collection

  • Online form for material suggestions

Development & Instruction

Research Guides (LibGuides)

  • Subject specific and course guides to library resources created by subject librarian specialists

Ready-to-Use Instructional Materials

  • Materials to incorporate into your classes

Faculty Scholarship

  • Find advice and library resources to support your scholarship.

Faculty Teaching Tools

  • This guide recommends resources related to teaching in higher education.

Scholarly Communication Guide

  • Author's rights, open access, publishing, ORCID, research impact, & data management

Persistent Links Information

  • Learn how to create a URL that will remain stable over time and allows a user to access the linked document later

Integrating the Library into Canvas

  • A guide to putting the library to work in your Canvas courses. Suggestions of ways to integrate information sources, instruction, and librarian support into your courses.

Library eBooks as Textbooks

  • Lecture Capture of “Conversations in the Living Room” session on Library E-Books as Textbook Alternatives

Course Reserves


Library Express Delivery Service

Get your library books delivered and picked-up. For faculty & staff.

FGCU Author Series

Eligibility, criteria, submission form, & list of past honorees

The Study @ the Library

A space for faculty and graduate students to engage in collaborative research, writing, or independent study.

Library Workshops

The FGCU Library provides free workshops that are designed primarily for FGCU students, faculty, and staff. These one-hour, hands-on sessions provide training on a variety of research topics in a casual atmosphere.

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