Library Resource Center
The Parker Univeresity Digital Library supports students, faculty and staff through appropriate and adequate learning and information resources to facilitate lifelong learning, research, and service. Parker is planning a new Learning Commons as a centerpiece of the campus. This will provide library and learning information resources, which includes skills and simulation labs, flexible learning and study spaces, tutoring services, research support, and the Center for Teaching and Learning. During the construction of the new facility, the University library continues to support students by providing a very appropriate mix of physical and electronic resources, such as computer labs, study rooms, anatomical models, evidence-based literature materials, full-text journal collections, and over 30,000 electronic books. All electronic resources can be accessed remotely.
The Parker University Library Resource Center has nation-wide borrowing and computer research capabilities. Interlibrary loan is available to faculty and students. The library participates in cooperative agreements through Online Computer Library Center (OCLC), TexShare, HealthLINE, Chiropractic Library Collaboration (CLC), American Library Association, Medical Library Association (MLA), Southern Chapter of MLA, Texas Library Association, and Association of Chiropractic Colleges Educational Conference and Research Agenda Conference. Parker Library resources may be accessed through the web based SirsiDynix online catalog, Stacks Mobile app and website. EBSCO’s Discovery Service, provides an integrated search that allows users to simultaneously search EBSCO databases as well as all other electronic resources. EBSCO’s Full Text Finder supplies access to full-text journals and eBooks, and EBSCOhost searches databases. ProQuest databases provide a single source for scholarly journals, newspapers, and reports with a concentration on business related topics. The Library is now available through a 24/7 chat service located on the Library website.
- Create an environment that is responsive to the individual’s information needs for teaching, learning, research, and healthcare by providing quality resources, facilities, resource sharing, and instruction.
- Develop, maintain, and sustain the library collection in all formats.
- Maintain library facilities, equipment, and software.
- Provide a library collection in all formats that meets the needs of library users.
- Support research, networking and cooperative resource sharing agreements.
The Parker Library is accredited by SACS (Southern Association of Colleges and Schools). Accreditation is also maintained with CCE (Council on Chiropractic Education). All requirements for both accrediting agencies are followed explicitly in maintaining facilities, resources and staff with appropriate standards.