If you feel that your students need an orientation on how to use the Library resources, such as the library catalog and databases, the Library can set up a 45 minute orientation for them. We have found that the classes that benefit most from an orientation to the Library resources are those that have research papers assigned. A computer lab will be reserved so all students can participate and view the overhead as well. Just send the Library an email as to when you would like to schedule an orientation for your class.
While a lot of what you may be using is available now through FilmsOnDemand, there are always some videos here that multiple faculty request. If you know that you are using something ahead of time (book or videos), please let the Library know what date you are using it so we can make sure it is here for you. Because of confidentiality concerns I will not tell you who has something checked out.
We like to order materials faculty think will benefit their students to have in our collection, so send us suggestions. Keep in mind, the Library budget is limited, so you probably will not get that $1,000 15-minute video you want. If we have not gotten what you have asked for in the past, it is probably because we were almost out of money at that point.
Putting Materials on Reserve
Many faculty put textbooks and other materials on reserve for students to use in the Library but not check out. Library policy is that we do not buy textbooks, but anything you would like to put on reserve we can certainly do.
Our Online Presence
All of our databases, except the AllData and Mitchell automotive databases, are accessible off-campus as well as anywhere on campus. Off-campus access requires the barcode from the back of your photo ID and your password (last name). If you have a newer ID, or do not have one at all, contact the Library. To verify your identity email the Library with your tech ID or with your school email address.