Service 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 curricular support, the LCCC Ludden Library contains approximately 50,000 books, videos, CDs, and periodicals. Additionally, the library web site offers access to dozens of commercial online reference and periodical databases. The library welcomes recommendations for purchase of both print and electronic resources which support students' research needs. If you are 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.
Paula Badgett: Arts & Humanities, Physical Education, Agriculture
Meghan Kelly: Health Sciences, Human Behavior, Education, Justice Studies
Karen Lange: Automotive, History, Political Science, Philosophy, Religious Studies
Maggie Swanger: Business, Computer Science, Natural Sciences, Mathematics, Engineering
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 the Library tab in your Angel course, scheduling a Wimba instruction session with a librarian, or by asking that an online tutorial or LibGuide be created for a specific class or assignment.
Faculty members may place library or personal materials on reserve by visiting or calling the circulation desk. 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.
Professional Development Resources
The library maintains a collection of materials focusing on community college issues, effective teaching, assessment, and evaluation. Please stop by and browse the Professional Collection. The library is always glad to receive purchase requests for materials to add to this collection.