Resources for Faculty
New! Library Guides for Faculty
Do you ever wish that your students were citing better resources for their research assignments? Check out our growing collection of Library Guides that can help your students get started on their research the right way. We also have special guides to assist faculty that are teaching:
Embedding" a Blackboard Librarian
If you are teaching an online or hybrid class, or if you are teaching face-to-face & using Library Instruction, you can request an "Embedded Librarian" that will connect to your students, right within your Blackboard course site! We'll tailor one of our Library Guides to fit your students' research needs & will embed our page right within your course site. We want to meet students at their point of need--help us help them. Email Kathleen Pickens at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about this new service.
Scheduling Library Instruction
Don't wait until it's too late to schedule a Library Instruction session for your students! If you have a research based assignment, one of our friendly librarians can guide your students through the process of navigating library resources, formulating successful search strategies, evaluating the quality of their resources, & more. For instruction to be successful, faculty must attend the library instruction session & it is helpful if we receive a copy of your research assignment in advance. Stop by the library or email Kathleen Pickens at email@example.com to confirm availability.
Placing Items on Reserve
Do you have books or media items that you would like your students to be able to share? Consider placing them on reserve at the circulation desk. Books and videos may be the instructor's personally owned copy or may come from the Cincinnati State library collection (reproductions or items from other libraries can not be placed on reserve). Instructors select the length of the loan period (two hours, 24 hours, three days, one week, or a semester). To place an item on reserve, please complete the e-form at: swebapps.cincinnatistate.edu/eforms/eform.aspx?form_id=796
Have questions about course reserves? Please contact Ginna Witte (x1695) or Don Vernatter (x1606) at the circulation desk.
Checking Your Library AccountDid you know that you can check due dates, renew your items, & check the status of hold requests online?
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Faculty & Staff Book Club
Need an excuse to make time for some leisure reading? Check out the Cincinnati State Book Club; in addition to learning about some great reads, you'll have the opportunity to spend some quality time discussing what you loved (or hated) about the book with your Cincinnati State colleagues. Visit the Book Club Site to find information about the next meeting, browse the list of books we've read already, & to make suggestions. You can also email Brigid.Almaguer@cincinnatistate.edu.
Suggesting Items for Library Purchase
Have you come across a book or video that you think will really benefit our students? We're happy to consider your suggestions for library purchases. Please see the Library's Collection Management Policy (pdf) for guidelines.