Faculty may borrow circulating materials for one semester, subject to recall. Materials are due at the end of the semester.
Audiovisual materials may be searched via the Online Catalog.
Digital cameras, camcorders, a LCD projector, overhead projectors, and portable screens are available. Equipment may be reserved by calling the AV Department; equipment will be delivered to the specified location if equipment reservations are made three days ahead of time. When equipment is available, it may be picked up directly from the AV Department without being reserved; however, equipment cannot be delivered unless reserved in advance. Faculty may check out general instructional equipment for an extended period of time if there are no other requests for it. All equipment must be returned to the library at the end of each academic year.
The State Library maintains a diverse collection of films, videocassettes, and slides which are available for loan on a planned schedule to faculty at institutions of higher education. Videos must be reserved in advance by calling the Audiovisual Center at 497-3269 with information on titles and dates needed. Faculty may search the State Library Catalog. It usually takes one week from when order was placed to receive materials. Videos may be borrowed for a maximum of ten days and can be renewed if necessary.
An AV auditorium is available by appointment for individual or group use.
Reserve Materials Request Form - Reserve materials in the collection
Other items may be placed on reserve by sending materials to Candace Jones (919) 497-3237, firstname.lastname@example.org. Please indicate your name, course number and title, title of article, page numbers, and length of time item is to remain on reserve.
Course reserve services are available to assist faculty in providing additional reading material, practice exams, and extra-credit exercises. Reserves are housed behind the circulation desk and are available to students upon request. Librarians follow the instructions of the faculty member placing materials on reserve as to whether materials can be checked out of the library. When faculty designate that reserve materials can be checked out, items are checked out thirty minutes prior to closing time and are due at 9:00 AM the following day. Any reserve items that are checked out on Friday are due when the library opens at 5:00 PM on Sunday.
Faculty are encouraged to suggest materials to build the collection.
Selection criteria include efficiently and economically selecting print and non-print materials, developing collections that are appropriate to support the curriculum, and being responsive to student and faculty needs.
Contact a librarian for assistance in finding resources for your course.
Library instruction at the Cecil W. Robbins Library is designed to teach information literacy and library skills that prepare students to be effective users of information. Individual instruction is provided by librarians during regularly scheduled hours of operation, and systematic library instruction is presented through the freshman seminar INT 102 Crossroads and all English 112 research classes.
All first-year students participate in Crossroads, which includes a library orientation component designed to familiarize students with the library and its holdings. Crossroads sessions provide guided hands-on practice in the online catalog and electronic database searching. Librarians provide in-depth bibliographic instruction for the required English 112 classes that include research assignments. These instruction sessions include using the online catalog/electronic databases, more advanced search strategies, Internet, evaluation and documentation.
Bibliographic instruction tailored to fit the specific research and curricular needs of the students, faculty and staff is available upon request. The librarians are available as consultants when planning research assignments for your class. If you would like to schedule a library instruction or consultation session, please contact Candace Jones at 497-3237 or 497-3269.