Faculty are encouraged to collaborate with librarians to fulfill and support research-based curricula. We are happy to collaborate with faculty while designing research assignments, so that we can assist in pointing students to appropriate and relevant available resources.
We encourage faculty to share their research assignments with the library. Faculty can upload their assignment sheets here.
Librarians can provide a general introduction to the library and its resources, and can provide discipline- or assignment-specific information literacy instruction in full-class sessions, partial class sessions, or by recording a brief video specific to your assignment that you can share with students in your classroom or online. To request information literacy instruction, please use this form.
Textbooks to support your course can be placed in the library for students to use in the library only. Textbooks are placed in storage, and only texts supporting active courses for the semester are made accessible to library staff. Faculty should communicate with the library their textbook information to place a book from our collection on reserve for the current semester, or to see whether we have a book in our collection to be placed on reserve. The library will not purchase textbooks to support individual courses. Faculty may contact the publisher to request a desk-copy, and supply the desk copy to the library to place on reserve (librarians cannot request desk copies, and publishers do not provide reserve copies to libraries).
Open Educational Resources (OERs)
Cadets and Faculty have access to academic support tools and library databases from both on- and off- campus for research projects. Contents found within these databases are considered Open Educational Resources (OER) for cadets, as they are freely available (through the library’s institutional subscription). Consider using the library databases rather than freely available internet sources when supplementing your textbooks. Rather than making print copies for your class, share a permalink (this helps us to go green, and shows the library how our subscriptions are being utilized).
Librarians are happy to assist faculty in locating content for your courses, professional development, and scholarly research, and in helping cadets conduct research for their course papers and projects. The library webpage will be evolving to include additional tutorials in print and video formats; we welcome your suggestions and input.