Services for Faculty
Information literacy forms the basis of lifelong learning. It is common to all disciplines,
to all learning environments, and to all levels of education. It enables learners
to master content and extend their investigations, become self-directed, and to assume
greater control over their own learning.
Association of College and Research Libraries, 2000.
Information technologies are transforming the traditional tools for research, resulting
in an increasingly complex information landscape. Information literacy is the ability
to access, evaluate and apply information from a variety of sources and in a variety
of contexts. The library faculty is committed to working with departmental faculty
to develop the skills inherent in information literacy and a librarian would be happy
to schedule an instruction session either in your classroom or in the library. With
sufficient lead time, library faculty can work with you on instruction, presentations
and written materials geared specifically to your course and assignment, as well as
general orientations for more inexperienced students.
With a focus on student success through program support, the LCCC Ludden Library offers
access to books, periodicals, multi-media, anatomy models, computers, as well as online
resources such as article databases, newspapers of record, eBooks, streaming media,
interactive software and much, much more.
The library welcomes recommendations for purchase of both print and electronic resources
that support students' research needs. If you're teaching a new course and your students
will need library materials on course topics, the library staff will assist you in
identifying and ordering relevant titles. To request an item for purchase, please
contact the library liaison who specializes in your subject area.
Business/Decision Science/ Information Management
Physical and Health Education
History/American Studies/Women’s Studies
Mass Media/ Multimedia
Emergency Medical Services – Paramedic
Health Information Technology
Physical Therapy Assistant
Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning Integrated Systems Technology
Support for Online Courses
The library has more books, videos and articles available electronically than in the
physical collection. Connect your students to these resources by directing them to our
website or, better yet, meet with a librarian to explore embedding library search
boxes, research tutorials, assignment LibGuides, and other library resources directly
into your online course. The librarians are also happy to join your class and offer
research assistance to students from within your Canvas course shell.
Faculty members may place library or personal materials on reserve by completing the
online reserve request form
. Since it takes time to process materials placed on reserve, a minimum of 24 hours
is required. Short articles may be photocopied and placed on reserve in the library.
Alternately, items available in one of the library's article databases may be linked
to. Whether in paper or electronic format, reserves must comply with copyright law.
Have questions about copyright? You are not alone. Some of the basics are given in
our Copyright LibGuide
. Your librarian can help you navigate through copyright compliance and provide your
students with the materials they need.
Contact Maggie Swanger
Professional Development Resources
The library maintains a collection of materials focusing on community college issues,
effective teaching, assessment and evaluation. The library is always glad to receive
purchase requests for materials to add to this collection.
Contact Teresa Authier