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Douglas Library Instructional Services


The staff of Douglas Library provide a range of instructional services with access to a computer lab in the Stafford Building.  Room 120T is equipped with 24 computer workstations and a smart lectern.


Course-Related Instruction
Librarians are happy to work with faculty to develop a presentation for students that is tailored to the objectives of a class assignment. Students learn what resources are available, how to access the digital library, construct searches, evaluate what they find, and cite sources. The presentation is given in the library classroom and a tour of the library can also be included. Faculty should plan to remain with their class during the instruction session. To request a course-related instruction session, please fill out the online Course-Related Instruction Request Form at least two weeks in advance to allow time for preparation and scheduling.


Class Visits
Faculty are encouraged to come to the library with their students during class time to work on course assignments. Please notify the Reference Desk at least twenty-four hours in advance at 562-4249 so we can let you know if a librarian will be on duty. With advance notice of the assignment, librarians can also put together recommendations for your students.


Tours
Tours of the library also include an orientation to library services. To request a tour, please fill out the online Course-Related Instruction Request Form.


LIB 101: Library Research Skills

This one-credit course is offered in the library’s classroom and as a distance learning course. See the College Catalog for a course description or the Master Course Schedule for course offerings.

Information Literacy

The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) defines information literacy as "the set of skills needed to find, retrieve, analyze and use information." Librarians are happy to collaborate with faculty interested in addressing information literacy in their class assignments. Visit the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education for more information.