Unitec Library staff are experts in information management. As curators of information and content we provide advice and knowledge solutions for our diverse and dynamic community.
We are passionate about supporting the teaching and research of Unitec staff.
This guide provides a brief overview of the Library services available for staff. For full details of our services for staff please see the NEST > Departments > Academic Development > Library > Library services for academic staff (read on-site) (read off-site)
Accessing Library resources
Using your Unitec computer network login, you can access our catalogue, databases, e-books, etc via the internet both on-campus and off-campus. To borrow items from the Unitec Library, you need your staff ID card. Please bring it with you when you come to the library. We understand you need more books for longer and have adjusted our borrowing policies to reflect this. More about borrowing.
See our Copyright information for staff page
Course development & My Course Details resource lists
Information resources are vital for all courses. We are happy to work with you in creating up-to-date resource lists of available resources and bibliographies for course documents. If you are developing a course and want an estimate of library costs, contact the Unitec Library Director.
As a staff member you can sign up to the eTV service. This will enable you to take clips of recorded TV programs and use them in class, as well as embedding eTV videos directly into Moodle. For access to eTV go to http://www.etv.org.nz/v4/. Please see our eTV guide for instructions on how to insert eTV videos into Moodle.
For your students
High demand items such as textbooks and other resources on your My Course Details or reading lists should be placed in the Course Reserve collection to maximise availability.
Past exam papers can be made available to students through the library catalogue. Remember to check which past papers may already be accessible to students. Answers to exams are not included.
Email your exam papers to email@example.com to have them included.
Our databases allow you to attach specific articles you have chosen, or pre-selected database searches, to your Moodle course. Please see our help sheet for instructions on how to add links in Moodle to articles from Library databases. (Because of copyright restrictions, it
often isn't possible to copy entire articles to Moodle.)
You can also link directly from Moodle to copies of the Library's electronic books. Please see our
help sheet for instructions on how to insert links to e-books into Moodle.
Please see our eTV guide for instructions on how to insert eTV videos into Moodle. For access to eTV see above.
Our Information Services staff will be delighted to assist you in getting the right resources to your students via Moodle.
- For assistance, contact the library on
Phone: (09) 815 4321 xtn 8564 or 8107 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Full List of Liaison Librarians
Each department has a liaison librarian, who acts as a link between the library and
departments' academic staff.
- Personal library orientation. Contact your liaison librarian for a personal library orientation and introduction to our services and resources. This also gives us an opportunity to find out about your information needs.
- If you are off-campus or part-time we encourage you to use email or phone to contact us.
- Information resources, especially electronic ones, are constantly changing and developing. In the end of semester breaks, we run refresher courses on the resources and sessions on new resources. If that doesn't suit you, we can tailor a personal session just for you anytime.
- We are experts in finding information. We suggest you discuss your research with us early in the research process.
- We regularly run sessions on Endnote.
- We need your help to ensure our collections are up to date and relevant. Contact your liaison librarian with any recommendations.
- NB. The Library is no longer responsible for ordering teaching texts. For information on how to order teaching texts please refer to your departmental administrator.
Research support & services
There are a number of ways the library supports researchers at Unitec:
If you require a book or journal article which is not held by Unitec library you may obtain it through Interloans.
Writing documents about the Library
Any information you disseminate about the library must be current and appropriate for its intended audience. Contact the Unitec Library Manager (Peter Hughes) when you need information about the Library to add to any Unitec publications like handbooks, course documents, or for accreditation or review panels.