Faculty: please note that, through Fall 2020, access to course reserves is limited, and the two hour/three day checkouts won't be available. If you need access to a book that's on reserve for your course, please email email@example.com to arrange pickup.
Librarians may be able to get you streaming videos or ebooks that students can access from home. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to check.
LBCC faculty may place items on reserve by bringing them to the library with a filled out a Course reserves form.
It can take several days to a week for us to process items. To have them ready for checkout at the start of the year or term, bring them to us at least a week in advance.
Course reserves are a way to temporarily make available materials that students need for coursework, either required or optional reading/viewing. These are usually the books or DVDs listed in the class syllabus, recommended testing books for students preparing for an exam, or items students need to reference for an assignment.
These items have limited checkout periods of two hours or three days, so that multiple students can access the item before an assignment is due. Reserves items are kept behind service counters and may be restricted to library building use only. The library cannot guarantee the availability of materials when there is high demand. Faculty and students are expected to abide by applicable copyright and fair use laws (see below).
LBCC faculty may place items on reserve by bringing them to the Albany campus library or HOC library in Lebanon and filling out a reserves form. You may also complete the form in advance and bring it with your reserve items to the library. Library-owned materials may be placed on reserve by pulling the item from the stacks, giving it to library personnel, and filling out a reserves form for it. Please do not submit materials borrowed from other libraries for reserve at the LBCC Library.
Information literacy instruction and support
Librarians can work with classes offered remotely. Please see the Remote Instruction Faculty Guide for more info and resources.
Librarians are happy to provide instruction in information literacy, research skills, and use of library tools at the Albany campus, online, and all LBCC Centers. Contact Bryan Miyagishima (email@example.com) to schedule. Please try to make all requests at least two weeks in advance of your desired date.
Class assignment web pages
The library will create web pages specifically for course assignments, which include recommended research tools, ideas for working through the research process, and other suggestions to help students be successful with the assignment.
Help with assignment design
For instructors looking to improve existing assignments or wanting to create a new one, librarians can help design effective research assignments.
Tip sheets or tutorials for research tools
Librarians will create video mini-tutorials or web page tip sheets on particular research tools by request.
Individual help for students
Students can make appointments with a librarian for individual help with their research projects. Librarians are also available via email and phone during hours posted on the main library website.
Open Educational Resources & Copyright Information
Instructors interested in open educational resources (OER), library e-textbooks, and other ways of accessing free course materials can contact OER Librarian Michaela Willi Hooper (firstname.lastname@example.org). Learn more about OER at LBCC’s OER Guide. See OER textbooks and library e-textbooks that have already been adopted at LBCC.
Michaela can also direct you to resources if you have questions about copyright and fair use when using "all rights reserved" materials. See the LBCC Library's Copyright Guide for more information.
Requests for Purchases
The LBCC Library accepts requests for purchase of new library materials that are in support of the curriculum content and/or instructional needs of faculty, staff, and students. To submit a request, complete the following form.
Using online library resources in your classes
For most library databases (except Ebook Central), the URL in your browser bar is not stable--i.e., it will expire and students won’t be able to access it later. Instead, look for the Share or Permalink option. See the videos below or contact a librarian for more detailed instructions.
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