Librarians are available to collaborate and assist with assignment design and instruction on research strategies. First Year Seminar students receive a basic introduction to the library. After completing this session, students will be ready for more focused instruction. See the Information Literacy page in the submenu for samples of the instruction modules. Because instruction sessions are tailored to your course and class assignment, we recommend one week's notice for preparation of each session.
Library Course Pages (LCPs)
The UW Colleges Libraries generate customizable library pages for each section of each class offered. Talk to a librarian if you want to make any changes to your LCPs. LCP links are embedded by default in all D2L pages, or can be found on the UWC Libraries website.
Faculty & Staff Research
While our collection supports freshman/sophomore level research, we provide support for faculty research through interlibrary loan. As part of the UW Colleges and UW System, you have access to a wide range of comprehensive databases (Lexis-Nexis, MLA, Web of Science...to name a few). Many of these databases offer full-text articles and can support advanced research. See our research guide on databases for an alphabetical listing of our offerings.
Reserves and eReserves
You may put items on reserve in the library for your students to use. This can include copies of old exams, articles, books, videos - even rock samples! Typically, items on reserve are used in the library or checked out for a short period of time. We can also help you prepare material (scan articles) for use in D2L, or host articles in our eReserves system.
Library Staff is available to answer copyright and fair use questions. In fact we encourage it.
Please let us know if there are materials you would like the library to consider for purchase in support of your classes.
We adhere to the principles expressed in the Collection Development Policy of the UW Colleges. Our top priority is to provide materials that directly support the freshman/sophomore instructional program. All formats are welcome.
A collection that supports teaching and learning must be regularly reviewed for its currency, relevancy, and quality. Faculty expertise is a valuable resource when the library considers materials for deselection, or weeding. Please contact Ruth Elderbrook or Laurie Petri if you notice dated, outmoded, or discredited materials or materials in poor condition in your field of specialty. The library invites faculty members, Instructional Academic Staff, and all library users to recommend materials for the library collection. Please forward all requests to Laurie Petri