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ACU Dallas Faculty Library Guide

Library resources for ACU Dallas faculty, including adjuncts

Director of Distance & Online Library Services (Dr. Atkinson)

Hello Online Students!

My name is Dr. Melissa Atkinson, and I am the Director of Distance & Online Library Services at the ACU Library. My colleague, Avery Weems, is the Distance & Online Services Librarian. You can contact either of us for help with selecting and refining a research topic, searching our databases, troubleshooting access issues, getting citation help, helping you through your dissertation topic selection, or other library help.

I have been a librarian at ACU for 22 years. On November 19, 2018, I successfully defended my dissertation. My dissertation title is "The relationship between metaliteracy pretest, posttest, and metacognitive strategies for library research skills scale: Creating a metaliteracy course for online Ed.D. students." More information about metaliteracy can be found here: metaliteracy.

Book an appointment (details below)!
Office hours (CST): Mon: 12pm-2pm; Tue: 10am-12pm; Thu: 10am-12pm (These are Central Times)

Book an Appointment! (Please book an appointment at least 2 hours ahead of time). Click on the appointment link for a research consultation or other library help (times are Central Time Zone).
We can use email, chat, phone, Zoom, or Google Meet. My office hours are listed above. You can always email me at any time with questions.
Phone: 325-674-4811
Toll free: 1-877-588-5541
Chat: If I am available, you can use the chat box on my Profile page (available Mon & Thu: 2pm-5pm CST)

Distance & Online Services Librarian (Avery Weems)


My name is Avery Weems, and I am ACU's newest librarian for Distance and Online Services. You can contact me for library support for online learning, including research and searching help, troubleshooting, citations, and anything else a librarian might help you with. I also have a special focus in helping students with Zotero.

I am a 2012 graduate of Abilene Christian University and completed my (online) Master's degree in Library Science at the University of North Texas in 2017. I've been employed in various roles at the ACU library since 2013. 

Please don't hesitate to contact librarians when you need help: it's what we're here for!


Phone: 325-674-2465
If I am not available, see the Contact the Library page to chat with the librarian currently on duty or to check the Research Desk hours.
Office hours (CST): Mon: 9:30-11:00 AM, 2:00-3:00 PM; Tues: 9:30-11:00 AM; Wed: 9:30-11:00 AM; Thurs 9:30-11 AM, 2:00-3:00 PM (These are Central Times)

Email me or Book an Appointment for one-on-one help by chat, Zoom, or phone. 

(Please book appointments at least 1 hour ahead of time.)