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Notice: Laupus Library will be closing at 5:00pm on Fridays and Saturdays during the Fall semester.

Departments

Dr. Greg Hassler

Dr. Gregory L. Hassler
Library Director (Interim)

Access Services

Oversees circulation of Laupus Library materials, operates a reserve collection for course support, maintains, manages, and circulates the library's audiovisual collection including videos, audio cassettes, anatomical models, slides, charts, microfilm, etc.

Administration

Provides leadership for planning, organization, operations, and evaluation of programs and services of the Laupus Library. Special responsibilities include human resources, budgeting and accounting, and facilities management.

Collection Services

Manages the print and electronic collections of the Laupus Library, catalogs and processes all materials, and provides maintenance for the book and journal stacks.

Communications and Development

Responsible for Laupus Library communications, publications and public relations activities including special events and exhibits. This department also serves as liaison to the Medical and Health Sciences Foundation in support of Laupus Library development and advancement activities, and management of the Friends of Laupus Library.

Computer Lab

Provides a full range of computer services to ECU faculty, staff, and students offering over 50 software titles in a variety of subject areas to compliment the Division of Health Sciences curriculum.

The Country Doctor Museum

The Country Doctor Museum honors the work of rural health care providers by collecting, preserving, and interpreting medical artifacts that date primarily from the early 19th century through the early 20th century. In addition to two 19th century doctors’ offices reconfigured to house the medical collection, the Museum facility includes a medicinal herb garden, a carriage house, a nursing display and a gift shop. Through guided tours, education outreach and exhibits, the Museum offers insight into the history of rural health care in America.

Document Delivery / Interlibrary Loan

Document Delivery is made up of Interlibrary Borrowing/Lending and Article Delivery.

  • Interlibrary Borrowing - Requests (or borrows) materials such as books, journal articles, and or videos from other libraries for Laupus Library clients.
  • Article Delivery - Delivers copies of journal articles and/or books and videos that are located here at Laupus Library to eligible clients.
  • Lending - Loans Laupus Library materials to other libraries.

History Collections

Collects, catalogs, preserves, and displays materials relevant to the history of health care. Provides reference assistance on the history of the health sciences. Visit our web page for hours.

Information Services

Librarians are available to guide clients to the most efficient and effective means of accessing the library’s resources. Laupus Library Liaisons are assigned to each department, college, and school within the Division of Health Sciences to provide information services, Laupus Library education programs, collection development assistance and curriculum coordination to faculty, staff and students. Services include tours and orientations for groups or individuals, instruction in use of the online catalog and bibliographic databases, and computerized literature searching. The department has handouts detailing the services available to every user category.

Outreach Services

Meets the needs of all primary care physicians, mid-level practitioners and health sciences students in community based teaching and practice sites within the 23-county Eastern AHEC region. Provides training and support for all health care professionals throughout the region in the application of emerging information technologies including one-on-one or small group instruction in community health agency clinics, preceptor's sites, hospitals, and teaching practices. The Laupus Library has access to numerous bibliographic and full-text databases. These databases are web-based and provide immediate access to information resources.