Support for teaching
The key Library goals in supporting teaching are:
- to build sustainable resources and digital infrastructure to support expanding modes of teaching, learning, research and scholarly communication
- to expand and strengthen the Library’s educational impact through collaborative partnerships.
Faculty Librarians are key team members for achieving these goals. They facilitate communication between the Library and each Faculty to match services and resources to academic requirements. Your Faculty Librarian can also provide support and training on information skills; assistance locating resources for teaching; advice on embedding resources and information skills into iLearn subject sites.
The Library aims to enhance lifelong learning and contribute to the development of a 'Unique Bond Graduate' through the teaching of information skills both face to face and hands-on. The Faculty Librarians work with academic staff developing course materials to embed information literacy in to the curriculum. The Library provides:
- hands-on training in information search strategies and tools
- course-integrated, subject-specific instruction based on learning outcomes
The Library obtains copies of prescribed and recommended resources for all subjects and can provide stable, copyright-compliant links to online readings (such as journal articles, book chapters etc.) for iLearn sites. Physical items can be made available as 3 hour or 7 day loans in the Main and Law Libraries.
If the item you need is on the shelf in the Library or currently on loan to someone else, you can place a Click & Collect request on it via Library Search.
Or if the library doesn't have the item you're after, you can place a request for it in Library Search and we'll attempt to supply it from another library for you.
Faculty Librarians develop guides on request to provide support for your courses. They work in collaboration with academic staff to ensure the guides cover the needs of students. Ideas for guides to support teachers as well as students are welcome.
We highly value the input of Bond academics to help ensure that the Library's resources stay relevant and focused on Faculty and School needs. If a resource is important to your teaching or research please recommend it!
New books, e-books or AV materials (one off purchases)
Smaller one off purchases can generally be made immediately based on an academic's recommendation, subject to availability.
New journal or database subscription
New subscriptions are carefully considered based on a number of criteria including demand from staff and students, relevance to teaching, learning and research, and cost. Library Services maintains a balance of subscriptions that best meet the academic needs of the University. Note that subscriptions require an ongoing financial commitment from limited funds, amongst competing resources. In your recommendation it's helpful to indicate the subject(s) or program(s) this resource will support, or the reason you feel this resource would benefit teaching, learning or research at Bond.
For more detailed information on how Library Services manages and develops Library collections at Bond, see the Collection Management and Access Policy.
The Global Links Room is a high-tech venue to facilitate video-conference and technology-enhanced learning. The Library provides a self-service online booking system for short-term bookings and video conferencing, however to book this room for a special event please contact the Library through the Ask A Librarian service. Email us the date, time and details of your request.