At the Regent University Library, we consider it a blessing to play a part in our students’ academic experience. Graduation is an exciting time to witness Regent’s students receive recognition for years of effort and set goals beyond the physical and digital campuses. We hope that our graduates feel prepared to meet every challenge on the path that God has planned for them. As they shift into a new relationship as alumni, we want to remain partners in the path of lifelong learning.
We invite alumni to visit the Alumni Resources and Services page to learn about their options for borrowing books, accessing databases, and finding resources outside of the Regent Library. We will always remain at your service for questions and research assistance, including through our new 24/7 chat service. We also welcome everyone, near and far, to the Library Book Club. So keep reading, keep learning, and stay in touch!
The Regent University Librarians and Library Staff
The 2017 Library Customer Satisfaction Survey begins today and will continue through March 27. The survey, which takes only ten minutes to complete online, is the primary instrument we use to improve our services. By taking the survey, you can tell us what you like and what you would like to see changed at the Library.
Amazon Gift Card Prizes
This year, we have two surveys: one for students, staff, and non-teaching faculty; and one just for teaching faculty (part-time and full-time). After completing the survey, all participants will have the opportunity to enter a drawing to win a $75 Amazon gift card. Since we will be awarding a gift card for each survey, your chances of winning are quite good with this drawing! More importantly, it is a chance for you to help make the Library an even better place to study and find the best resources for your research. We read every response, and we act on them. Click here to begin the survey.
The Library currently has trial subscriptions to three premium U.S. and international business databases:
Euromonitor International Passport
Global market research database providing insight on industries, economies, and consumers worldwide. Clients gain an unbiased view of industry sectors, countries, and companies. Euromonitor reports are written by local analysts from around the world and capitalize on their knowledge of the local market, language fluency, and access to the best research sources. Trial ends on Nov. 17, 2016. Click here for a quick YouTube tutorial on Euromonitor International
IBISWorld Global Industry Research Reports
IBISWorld U.S. Industry Reports are one the Library’s most popular business databases. The global economy presents its own set of opportunities and threats for businesses in a range of industries. IBISWorld’s 75 global industry reports offer the same clear and up-to-date forecasts and analysis as their U.S. reports, but focus on industry performance in key regions like Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and more. Trial ends on Nov. 30, 2016. Click here for a quick YouTube tutorial on IBISWorld Industry Reports.
IBISWorld Procurement Reports
IBIS World Procurement Reports concentrate on specific products rather than an industry view. Reports include executive summary, pricing environment product characteristics, supply chain & vendors, purchasing process, negotiation questions, and buyer power score. Trial ends on Nov. 10, 2016.
The Library strives to provide the highest quality databases possible in each discipline. Student and faculty comments are an important part of how we accomplish this. If you feel any of the above resources would or would not be useful to your research, please let us know by filling out this short evaluation form.
The Library faculty and staff offer our sincere congratulations to all new graduates of Regent University. We are honored to have played a role in your accomplishment and would like to take this opportunity to remind you that Regent alumni have lifetime borrowing privileges at the Library. In addition, we are able to offer alumni access to thirteen online databases. So no matter where the future takes you, keep us in mind for your information needs.
A routine Library staff meeting this morning was interrupted by messengers from the Awards for Excellence Committee announcing that Assistant to the Dean Stephanie Lowell is Regent University’s March Employee of the Month.
Here are a few of the comments that Stephanie’s colleagues at the Library sent in for her nomination:
Stephanie is one of those people you can absolutely count on for any number of things. She is organized and on top of just about everything that is happening in the Library. She also has an incredibly creative eye. She can develop materials and resources that look very professional and engaging at a moment’s notice. She is an incredible asset to the Library and helps everyone do their job better.
Stephanie has, on many occasions, done significant background research about materials and resources we were considering for the Library. She has a history of finding cost-effective ways to continue to provide creative services to our patrons.
Stephanie is active in her church and has stepped in to help with the Library staff chapels. She records the prayer requests and makes them available on the staff bulletin board.
The librarians and staff all join in congratulating Stephanie and thanking her for everything she does to make the Library a great place to work, research, or just relax.