Utilizing syllabi to support access services and beyond: A case study

Justin Parrott, Beth Daniel Lindsay

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New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) Library receives copies of all course syllabi to provide a number of services to faculty and students related to acquisitions, access, collection development, subject liaison, and library instruction. Access services and acquisitions staff, as well as subject liaison librarians, work together using specific workflows to ensure that subject-relevant materials are selected and purchased on an ongoing basis and access needs are met by course reserves or the learning management system. Additionally, the library works closely with the NYUAD Bookstore, which also receives textbook orders, to ensure that students have access to all required and supplementary materials on the first day of classes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)29-38
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Access Services
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2 2017


  • Academic libraries
  • collection development
  • course reserves
  • information literacy
  • library liaison services
  • syllabi
  • textbooks

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Library and Information Sciences


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