Services for Faculty
IC librarians develop relationships with instructors in order to provide appropriate services and resources to meet the information needs of faculty members and students. There are specific librarians assigned to IC schools and departments. Your subject librarian can work with you on classes, research, or anything else.
You or your students can make an appointment with a librarian. Use our booking system or just drop them an email.
Librarian services include the following:
- Creating custom research guides for broad subject areas, specific classes, or assignments
- Assisting in developing research assignments
- Providing class-specific or assignment-specific library instruction
- Providing library orientation to new faculty members
- Acquiring materials in support of teaching and learning (see our request form if you would like us to add something to the collection)
Assigning a paper that requires library research? A subject librarian can visit your class to help your students find the resources by introducing them on:
- doing research at the college level
- effectively finding and evaluating information
- finding popular and scholarly resources relevant to a specific assignment
- basic and advanced searching of library resources such as the main library search and subject-specific databases
- citing sources in appropriately in specific styles
The library offers a suite of short interactive tutorials as part of our Research 101 module. At the end of each tutorial, there is a form that lets students notify their instructor via email that they’ve worked through the tutorial.
Reserves & Reading Lists
Open Educational Resources
Open Educational Resources (OER) are learning materials that are freely available to faculty and students. Examples of OER include learning content (lesson plans, assignments, textbooks, and videos) and learning tools (e.g., software for creating videos or training materials).
See our OER Guide for more information.
Copyright & Permissions
See our FAQ on copyright and fair use.