The LRC librarians welcome the opportunity to collaborate with faculty. We are committed to supporting student success and hope that by working together we can improve the quality of student scholarship. Please contact us, or stop by the library to chat with the librarians with any ideas about how we can collaborate with you.
The links below outline our services:
Each librarian is assigned to a specific division to assist with collection development and the creation of subject LibGuides.
Sally Goodman Nursing, Dental, and Allied Health, Basic Skills/CE, and Industrial and Applied Technology.
Dana Johnson Business, Legal, & Technology, Early Childhood Education, Health & Fitness, Mathematics & Engineering, and Natural Sciences.
Nichole Nichols English, Social Sciences, and Fine Arts/Humanities.
Janet Rhodes Culinary Arts and assists with English
Mary Gail Howland Fiction, graphic novels, audiobooks, and DVD's.
Feel free to contact your subject librarian to recommend materials, create new LibGuides for your courses, and discuss other issues relating to your department and the library.
The LRC is always happy to work with you whether you need information literacy instruction for your students or you just want to bring your class to the library for research and/or orientation. Please complete the FACULTY REQUEST FORM to help us accommodate your needs.
Because of staff and space considerations it is asked that instructors schedule instruction classes TWO WEEKS in advance. For questions or further information, contact Sally Goodman, Director of Library Services at (910) 938-6793 or by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Through the library, faculty have access to Choice Reviews Online. Choice provides reviews of recent and forthcoming academic publications. Click on the current issue link to access this month's issue and browse the reviews in your discipline. If there is an item you would like to see the library add to the collection please contact Sally Goodman or Dana Johnson. You may also submit other suggestions by completing the online suggestion form. Don't hesitate to contact any of the librarians with questions and feedback.
We are constantly working to remove old, outdated books and bring new and updated material to improve our collection. We welcome faculty input to help strengthen our collection. Your expertise can help us develop an even stronger library collection. Is there a book that you think would benefit students? Let us know!
LibGuides can help students find the most relevant resources for a class or subject that are available to them via the library. To see a current listing of Coastal LibGuides, click here. If you would like to create a LibGuide for one of your courses, please contact your subject liaison and we will be happy to work with you to set one up. The subject liaisons are listed above (see the Subject Librarian box).
We've put together a handy page on plagiarism which you can show to your students. This gives an overview of what plagiarism is and how to avoid it.
We also have a citation guide, which discusses why citations are important and provides links to helpful resources for building and verifying citations.
If you have questions about copyright, Isothermal Community College has put together an excellent guide to copyright law and its exceptions. Proquest has also authored 3 Myths You Should Know About Copyright For Your Classroom. This document explains some of the basics about copyright and content shared with students. The Campus Guide to Copyright Compliance from the TEACH Act is also very helpful.
Please contact the LRC directly for more specific advice on copyright issues.