1. Information literacy, the ability to locate, evaluate and use information critically and ethically, is a major theme in the DCCCD Core Curriculum. Librarians are available to help you design activities and lessons that incorporate information literacy skills. Find out who your liaision librarian is.
2. Library instruction is available in a variety of formats.Your students can learn basic research skills and earn the Information Literacy Certificate by attending our 3 Research workshops. If they require additional library instruction, call 972-238-6082 to schedule a librarian-led workshop. Workshops must be scheduled at least 2 weeks in advance.
3. Scholarly and academic sources are available that are far better than Google -- both in-print and online. Students can access the DCCCD online library catalog and our subscription databases 24 hours a day -- as can you. The also have borrowing privileges and may use in-library resources at all 7 campuses in the DCCCD.
4. Research Strategy is our specialty. Librarians are available to help students find sources appropriate for their assignments. We can guide them through the research process and help them develop their own research strategies.
5. MLA and APA documentation formats are another thing librarians know about. NoodleTools, an online citation generator, helps students create properly formatted works cited lists in both styles You can also set up a class in NoodleTools and view your students’ citations and note cards.
6. eCampus is another place where you can introduce a librarian to your class. Add a librarian as a Course Builder to a course to your distance learning course and the librarian can provide additional research guidance to your students by participating in discussion boards, sharing relevant links, posting research guides, etc.
7. Research assignments can benefit from a librarian's review. Send us copies early in the semester. If we know what kind of research your students will be conducting, we can ensure we have appropriate resources and we can develop research guides for your students.
8. Library resources in your field. Schedule an appointment with a librarian for a personal or group demonstration of library resources in your field. You'll be amazed at what's available. TOLI credit available.
9. Collection Development is about building a book collection that serves your students needs. Schedule a meeting with our Collection Development librarian to learn about the materials we own and to make recommendations. You can also submit a recommendation for a book or periodical purchase on our website.
10. Course reserve allows you to alleviate the pain of high textbook prices. Put class materials, including required and recommended reading, on course reserve in the library or on electronic reserve.
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