The Outreach and Access Services Division connects the Furman community with the library through collaborative, creative, and dynamic programs and services, including research consultation, information fluency instruction, circulation, interlibrary loan, collection development, and supervising the opening and closing of the Libraries.
Interacts with all incoming students, staff and faculty
Provides research assistance
Teaches research and information fluency skills and collaborates with faculty to develop quality research assignments
Liaises with academic departments
Maintains a vibrant and relevant reference collection
Creates a web presence that provides subject and course-specific access to recommended resources
Communicates library news, resources, and training with the campus and beyond through the newsletter and social media
Collaborates with campus and community partners to plan and support events, themes, and collections
Designs programs and events to promote the library’s places, resources, and services
Facilitates access to materials both owned and not owned by the Furman University Libraries through Interlibrary Loan/Document Delivery
Shares resources from the Furman Library with library partners throughout the world
Circulates physical resources; monitors timely return, item condition, and need for replacement; replaces items on shelves
Maintains collections through inventory, shifting and de‐selection and withdrawal
Supervises opening and closing of the Furman University Libraries, safety and maintenance of the facilities and personnel support of the Science and Music Libraries.