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This guide will help faculty members connect with all faculty resources and services at the West Library.

Library Services for Faculty

Library faculty work with teaching faculty to tailor library instruction to the needs of the class and faculty goals. We strive to provide instruction that is timely, complete, and specific.


Faculty requesting library instruction for their classes should contact the Instruction Librarians. Sessions are scheduled on a first-come-first-served basis and it is requested you schedule at least two weeks in advance.


Dennis Miles 817-531-4809
June Johnson 817-531-4813

To place materials on reserve, please print and fill out the West Library Reserve Request form and bring the form and the items you would like to place on reserve to the Circulation Desk. Please allow up to two business days for your reserve request to be processed and available for checkout. Library items will be returned to the General collection at the end of the semester.


Claudine Myles

Circulation Coordinator 817-531-4800

The library collection is continually developed to meet the present and future information needs of students and faculty. The Collection Management Librarian and Periodicals Librarian select new resources for the collection, relying heavily on faculty input. Criteria taken into consideration when making final selection decisions include:

  • relevance of the subject matter to the collection
  • timeliness or permanence
  • authoritativeness
  • accuracy of information
  • author's reputation and significance as a writer
  • inclusion of the title in recognized bibliographies
  • price
  • availability of materials on the subject
Questions? Purchase suggestions?

Nancy Edge

Systems and Periodicals

Librarian x4816 subscription purchases (periodicals, journals, databases, etc.)

Arielle Vaverka

Collection Management 



x4805 perpetual purchases (books, e-books, media, etc.)

You can request to borrow a resource from another library in two ways:

  1. Directly from the database you found the article, which will auto-populate the ILL form
  2. Manually fill out the ILL form for a book or article you need using the links above or from the ILL webpage
Questions? Contact our ILL Clerk:
Kollyn Payne 817-531-4804

To donate books to the library, each donor must fill out this form and turn it in with the item(s).  The form describes, in detail, the responsibilities of the university and the donor in regards to donations. Paper forms are available at the Circulation Desk on the first floor of the library. 

For questions or concerns, please contact the Collection Management Librarian

Academic Publishing Resources

New resources for ALL faculty

Connect with your Librarian liaison

Find your department or school to locate your librarian:

Department/Field/School Librarian Liaison Contact
Academic Success Experience (ASE) June Johnson
Biology Nancy Edge
Business, School of  Dennis Miles
CETL Arielle Vaverka
Chemistry Nancy Edge
Computer Science Nancy Edge
Counseling, Graduate Program Dennis Miles
Criminal Justice Louis Sherwood
Deans & Provost Elizabeth Howard
Ram Success June Johnson
Dual Enrollment June Johnson
Education, School of Meagan Morris
English Meagan Morris
Exercise Sciences/Athletic Training Dennis Miles
Games Elizabeth Howard
Health Professionals, School of Nancy Edge
History June Johnson
Library Arielle Vaverka
Liberal Studies Dennis Miles
Mass Communications / Sports Communications Meagan Morris
Mathematics Nancy Edge
Mitchell Reed Community of Learners Elizabeth Howard
Music Nancy Edge
Paralegal & Pre-law Arielle Vaverka
Political Science Arielle Vaverka
Popular Works & Fiction Arielle Vaverka
Psychology Louis Sherwood
Religion & Humanities Louis Sherwood
Sociology Louis Sherwood
Spanish Louis Sherwood
Student Life Elizabeth Howard
Theatre Nancy Edge

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