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Faculty Handbook on Lane Library: Home

A guide designed to provide up-to-date and relevant information to faculty members about the resources and services available from Lane Library

From the University Librarian

Doug Frazier, University Librarian

As faculty members of Armstrong State University, you play an integral role in helping Lane Library fulfill its mission. Your attitude and interest shape your students’ feelings toward library use and the importance of using high quality resources in their work. The library faculty and staff maintains a tradition of friendly and competent service to aid you in your teaching and scholarship and your students in learning.

This Faculty guide is designed to familiarize you with library policies, resources, and services as well as introduce many recent additions and planned enhancements. Please take time to acquaint yourself with this guide and bookmark it for easy reference.  I encourage you to contact the liaison librarian for your department and familiarize yourself with the discipline-specific resources and instructional services your librarian can provide. I hope you always feel free to visit your library or contact us any time.

--Doug Frazier, University Librarian

Lane Library

Lane Library

Lane Library continues to grow and change along with the academic needs of the Armstrong students.  Build in the 1960s, the building underwent major renovations in in 2006 incorporating aesthetic and functional improvements, rearranging service areas, adding group study rooms, brighter lighting, and energy-efficient windows. Today the library offers close to 120 computer workstations, 5 study rooms for small group work, as well as plenty of traditional library study tables and soft seating.

On April 29th 2013 Armstrong's community celebrated the opening of an exciting new space. Designed and furnished to support collaborative learning, the Learning Commons is located in the Memorial Annex building. The Learning Commons is staffed by library personnel, and provides 50 additional computer stations, 10 study rooms, and up-to-date educational technology throughout.

Along with physical changes, library services have evolved as well. Students, faculty, and staff have electronic access to most library materials whether they are on or off campus. Reference and instruction librarians have moved to a liaison model so that every academic department has a librarian dedicated to promoting the resources and information literacy instruction relevant to the department’s curriculum. As faculty members, librarians are actively involved in committees across campus seeking opportunities to keep the library relevant, useful, and responsive to the Armstrong community.

Fast facts about the library

Faculty can...

  • Check out up to 99 books at a time
  • Keep most books for a full semester
  • Submit two renewals for most books (online, of course!)
  • Place reading material for classes on physical or electronic reserve

Lane Library boasts of...

  • Nearly 300,00 books
  • Full text access to 15,000 journals
  • Up to 26,000 visits per month
  • Open 88.5 hours most weeks
  • 120 student computers
  • 12 laptops to lend
  • 9 LCD projectors to lend
  • Librarian liaison assigned to each academic department