Faculty Services Guide

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Information Literacy Instruction and Support

Librarians can work with classes offered remotely during the COVID closure. Please see the Remote Instruction Faculty Guide for more info and resources.

Class Integrated Information Literacy Instruction

Librarians are happy to visit your class to provide instruction in information literacy, research skills, and use of library tools at the Albany campus, online, and all LBCC Centers. Please fill out this form to schedule. Please try to make all requests at least two weeks in advance of your desired date. If you have any questions, contact Bryan Miyagishima (miyagib@linnbenton.edu).  

Class assignment web pages

The library will create web pages specifically for course assignments, which include recommended research tools, ideas for working through the research process, and other suggestions to help students be successful with the assignment.

Help with assignment design

For instructors looking to improve existing assignments or wanting to create a new one, librarians can help design effective research assignments.

Tip sheets or tutorials for research tools

Librarians can create video mini-tutorials or web page tip sheets on particular research tools by request.

Individual research assistance for students

Students can make appointments with a librarian for individual help with their research projects. Librarians are also available for drop-in assistance at the reference desk and by email,  phone and chat during the Reference Desk hours posted on our home page.

Open Educational Resources (OER) and Textbook Affordability Support
Are you interested in helping to make college more affordable to your students by choosing open or library-licensed resources? Librarians can suggest ebooks, videos, articles, and more! Grants are available to support faculty in redesigning their courses with OER.
Requesting Resources for the Library Collections

The LBCC Library accepts requests for purchase of new library materials that are in support of the curriculum content and/or educational needs of employees and students. 

Due to the unique nature of the textbook publishing market, requests for the Reserves collection are handled with a different procedure. Please see the Reserves tab of this guide to learn how to get a textbook added to this collection.

To submit a purchase request, please complete the following form. Let us know if you would like us to prioritize the purchase of digital editions, when available.

We also welcome requests for ongoing subscriptions such as journals and databases. Subscription decisions and purchases are done once per year, in Spring term.

If you have any questions about resource purchases, contact Richenda Hawkins (hawkinr@linnbenton.edu).

Interlibrary Loan
If the LBCC Library does not have a resource you or your students need, you can request it through Interlibrary Loan. If the resource seems relevant to the curriculum, the librarians may choose to purchase the resource, instead.
Copyright & Fair Use Support
Have questions about when you need permission to use something in class? Librarians can't give legal advice, but they can point you to relevant information on copyright and fair use. Learn more:
Using online library resources in your classes
For most library databases (except Ebook Central), the URL in your browser is not stable; it will expire and won’t function later. Instead, look for the Share or Permalink option. See the video below or contact a librarian for more detailed instructions.
Sharing Links to LBCC Library Ebooks, Videos, and Articles
Whom do I contact for...?
  • General library information: libref@linnbenton.edu
  • Renewing items / issues with your library account: libcirc@linnbenton.edu
  • Computer / technical assistance
    • For students: student.helpdesk@linnbenton.edu
    • For faculty: staff.helpdesk@linnbenton.edu
  • Research assistance: libref@linnbenton.edu
  • Interlibrary loans: libill@linnbenton.edu
  • Information literacy instruction: miyagib@linnbenton.edu
  • Database access: sandbej@linnbenton.edu
  • Book / library resource purchases: hawkinr@linnbenton.edu
What are course reserves?

Course reserves are a way to temporarily make available materials that students need for coursework, either required or optional reading/viewing. These are usually the books or DVDs listed in the class syllabus, recommended testing books for students preparing for an exam, or items students need to reference for an assignment. These items have limited checkout periods of two hours or three days, so that multiple students can access the item before an assignment is due. Reserves items are kept behind the library service counter, and may be restricted to library building use only. The library cannot guarantee the availability of materials when there is high demand. Faculty and students are expected to abide by applicable copyright and fair use laws.

Who purchases the course reserves?

Most of the items in the Reserves collection are loaned or donated to the library by a course instructor or an academic department. Instructors are responsible for submitting materials for reserve and for copyright compliance related to the materials. The library generally does not purchase items for Reserves collection, but in some instances, the library may purchase items for this collection. Librarians are responsible for the purchase decisions related to the materials in this collection. Priority consideration will be given to items that have been repeatedly requested by students. 

How do I add my textbook to the course reserves?
LBCC faculty may place items on reserve by bringing them to the Albany campus library or HOC library in Lebanon and filling out a reserves form for the items. If you wish to fill out the forms in advance, you can print the reserves form, complete and sign it, then bring the form along with your reserve items to the library. Library-owned materials may be placed on reserve by pulling the item from the stacks, giving it to library personnel, and filling out a reserves form for it. It may take several days for the items to be processed and ready for checkout.
Who can I talk to about the course reserves?