Subject: THE LIBRARY RESOURCE
In keeping with Amberton University's
commitment to provide a specialized institution of higher education for
students, the Library
meets patron needs through the development of a curriculum-based collection of
print and non-print materials in conjunction with the latest computerized
access programs. In addition, the Center's professional staff provides service
for patrons in the areas of basic library orientation; bibliographic
instruction; library research training; document delivery; and general
The Library Resource
Center does not attempt
to duplicate general library holdings found in public, tax-supported libraries.
Rather, the Center directs its efforts toward collecting specific resources
which support the disciplines taught at Amberton
In conjunction with the faculty, the
Library Resource Center
continually acquires new books, periodicals, microforms, and audiovisual
materials for meeting both faculty and student needs. Anyone associated with
the University may initiate a proposal for additional acquisitions.
The University is a member of
several state and local library and research associations. These affiliations
enable the Library
staff to locate materials in national databases for faculty and student
interlibrary loans. The University also participates in the sharing of
educational resources with over twenty colleges and universities in North Texas.
Other services provided by the Library Resource Center
include on-line searching opportunities in multiple databases for faculty and
students. Individualized instruction is available for students seeking to
develop maximized searching strategies. The Center also houses an open computer
lab which is available for student use during regular Center hours.