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Information Literacy Instruction
You're invited to schedule a library instruction session for any class you teach that will require students to conduct research or another information-seeking activity. We can record instruction videos, or create custom tutorials. Tips to ensure the best and most effective experience for students:
- Library Instruction is most effective when your students have an authentic need to use library resources.
- Make arrangements / schedule early in the semester, but time it so that it falls just as they're getting started on the assignment/project. You might even schedule it so that students have had a few days to try searching on their own.
- Provide the library with information about what the students will need to do - while most librarians will cover the same basics with every class, they will also want to show the resources that will be most helpful for the specific tasks students will need to complete.
Information about library instruction options can be found by clicking the "Request Library Instruction" link on the library website.
Do you need a book that the TCC Library doesn't own?
Can't find the full text for an article in a database?
Check out our Interlibrary Loan page to find out how we can help.
Suggest a Resource
The TCC Library welcomes recommendations for purchases of books, e-books, videos, periodicals and databases. The forms for suggestions are located on the "Suggest a Resource" link on the library homepage. We do our best to accommodate requests as our budget allows.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the library is not currently offering print course reserves. However, library staff is happy to help faculty explore options for providing electronic course reserves within Blackboard. The following are a few guidelines for the library's involvement with electronic course reserves:
- We can help faculty find and evaluate alternative electronic resources, such Open Educational Resources and articles from our databases. While we welcome resource suggestions, we cannot commit to purchasing textbooks due to budgetary restrictions.
- We offer copyright guidance and education to help faculty make a fair use assessment. The Access Services Office can help in obtaining copyright clearance. We are happy to help with this process, however the ultimate fair use assessment and use decision will remain with the faculty. Library employees cannot commit to creating scans for faculty.
- While we do help students find resources, we will refer all questions about course reserves, textbooks, and other course materials to faculty.
Any questions or concerns about electronic reserves, Open Educational Resources, copyright, or alternative resources can be referred to your Subject Liaison Librarian, or one of your campus librarians.
Metro Campus Library: 918.595.7172 | Northeast Campus Library: 918.595.7501 | Southeast Campus Library: 918.595.7701 | West Campus Library: 918.595.8010
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