Consult with your liaison librarian to request materials for the collection that support your curriculum and to collaborate on ideas to meet our mutual teaching and learning needs. Liaisons coordinate both library instruction and library collections.
|Basic & Transitional Studies||Sharon|
|Information Technology, Creative Arts||Alyssa|
|Humanities, College Success||Sharon|
|Institute of English||Katy|
|Science & Math||Alyssa|
|Social & Human Services, Applied Behavioral Science||Katy|
|Social Sciences, Business||Dave|
Schedule your class for research and information literacy workshops geared toward students' needs and assignments
Teach a library session on your own (prevent overbooking by calling the Reference Desk)
Collaborate with your library liaison to develop effective library assignments
Take advantage of the reserves service to increase student access to supplemental readings, sample exams, textbooks, audiovisual media, and other high demand items (print or online)
Attend professional development workshops on resources and information literacy issues that support the curriculum
Consult with a librarian for help accessing and using databases and other library resources
You can request library research and information literacy workshops tailored to the individual needs of your class. We encourage you to include a library instruction session in your course outline and we look forward to helping your students become information savvy.
Call or email your liaison librarian to request library instruction for your class. Please let us know the following:
If you are planning a general orientation of the library (appropriate for some classes but not most), please check with your students to see how many of them have already had such a session. You may want to focus the next session on particular information skills, strategies, or concepts.
If you would like to bring a class to the library and do not need the assistance of a librarian, please call or email us. We'll reserve space for your class and avoid too many classes are trying to use the computers or collections at the same time.
Guidelines to keep in mind:
Instruction sessions work best when:
Students have an assignment. Design a learning experience that requires the library or other information sources. Include topic and research strategy development and require students to evaluate and use a variety of sources.
The assignment has been tested. Be sure the assignment will work the way you want it to with the resources you expect students to use.
Students are prepared. Give students the assignment & ask them to do some preliminary work before the workshop. Tell them what they can expect to gain from the library session and how the library session will help them succeed in the assignment.
Sessions are designed to address immediate information needs. Library instruction that does not address an actual, immediate information need is boring and soon forgotten. Tell us the objectives of your assignment so we can connect instruction with your assignment.
The instructor participates actively. Students will only be as engaged as you are. Encourage students to ask questions and share your opinions and perspectives during the session.
Librarians have time to plan an appropriate workshop. The library generally requires one week's advance notice to prepare for a session. This time allows us to plan engaging and relevant instruction that meets your students' needs.
Bring items to the circulation desk with a completed course reserve request form. Complete one request form for each course. The item should be submitted no later than one week before it is needed.
Reserve Request Form (.pdf) (Download and open with Adobe Acrobat)
Reserve Request Form (.doc) (Download and open with Microsoft Word)
Library Books - Library staff will retrieve library materials for you and place them on reserve. Please include author, title and call number to facilitate timely processing.
For more information, please visit the following online resources on copyright and fair use:
There are two categories: In-Library and Out of Library use. Time periods are 1-day or 3-days, 1-week, and 1-4 hour/s. Loan periods are chosen by the instructor.
All requests are processed on a first-come, first-serve basis. Reserve requests are usually processed within three days of their submission date. Processing time may take longer during the beginning of the quarter.
All reserve material is removed from course reserves at the end of every quarter if not used for the next quarter. It is the responsibility of the instructor to contact the library about subsequent future use.
Please contact Course Reserves at 206.934.4051 for questions or more information.