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Members of Your Friendly Baker College Libraries Staff
Library Instruction Sessions – What Librarians Can Do!
- Design a class library instruction session for each course
- Provide refresher sessions for upper level classes
- Ease research anxiety and information overload
- Discuss finding appropriate academic resources
- Conduct library tours
- Develop Research Guides for courses
Creating Library Assignments
Let the library help with your research assignments. If instructors want students to have more exposure to the library, we can work with them to create an assignment that would incorporate more research.
If you currently have an assignment with library work, let our library staff test it for you to be sure we have the information and resources your students will need.
Faculty Course Reserves
Do you have that perfect item to supplement your course material for the quarter? Placing items on reserve insures that all students will have access. Reserve items are for in-library use only, unless other arrangements are made in advance between the instructor and the library. You may view reserves for classes. In the Library catalog, click RESERVE DESK and enter the instructor’s name or course number.
Items Suitable for Reserve:
- Single copies of personally-owned books, videos, articles or other media
- Books available through the Baker College Library general collection
- Supplementary course materials such as lecture notes, sample tests, answer keys
- Journal or magazine articles available through one of the library's online databases
Note: Compliance with current copyright law must be assured.
To Reserve Print Materials:
- Contact your campus library. You are welcome to drop off the materials in person at the library, or use an Interoffice envelope.
- Please allow for sufficient time for processing new reserve requests before sending students to the library. Our goal is to have materials available within 24 hours of receipt. We recommend completing the reserve process prior to the beginning of classes each quarter.
To Reserve Online Materials:
- Contact your campus library. Provide the name of publication and article, author, publication date and volume and Issue number, if possible.
- We will check our databases for electronic access and notify you of the status of the article's availability.
- If your reserve item is available from one of the library's online resources, you can point your students to it using the following sample format:
Ten (updated) Principles of Academic Integrity: how faculty can foster student honesty
Donald L. McCabe and Gary Pavela.
Change 36.3 (May-June 2004): p10(6). (3554 words)
Availability: Academic OneFile database
- Articles cannot be directly linked in Blackboard using the URL. Please contact your campus librarians for assistance.
Note: Students must be logged into the online resources first in order to view articles.
Under Fair Use, evaluate your proposed use of copyrighted material using the following criteria. When the factors in the aggregate weigh toward fairness, use is better justified. When in doubt, seek permission.
- Purpose and Character – if your use is for teaching at a nonprofit educational institution, and access is restricted to your students, this favors fair use.
- Nature of Copyrighted Works – If the work is fact-based, published or out-of-print, this favors fair use.
- Amount Used – Using a small portion of a whole work is generally considered fair use. Sometimes it may be considered fair to use an entire work, such as an image, if it is needed for instructional purposes.
- Market Effect – A use is more likely to be fair if it does not harm the potential market for or value of the copyrighted work.
Read more about using copyrighted materials in your classroom at Know Your Copy Rights.
The Copyright Clearance Center has released a very good overview video about “Copyright on Campus” as a follow-up to their “Copyright Basics” video, and is among others in the series of educational tools and guidelines.
Guides for Faculty
Thought for the Term
In this video (3:46) from the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Literatures in English Section (LES), four professors discuss how working with literature librarians has enhanced their teaching and research. LES created the video to raise the awareness among university faculty, administrators, and students of the many benefits of the literature librarian-teaching faculty collaboration.
Empowering our academic community to explore, master and succeed.