Library Resources for Faculty
|Priscilla Coulter, Information Literacy Liaison
E-mail | firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone | 936.468.1536 Office | 202C
|Library Instruction & Information Literacy||Placing Items on Reserve|
|Distance Education Support||Reserving a Classroom|
Instruction & Information Literacy
Information literacy is, in a nutshell, the ability to effectively find and evaluate information. In an academic setting, this often translates into critical thinking as applied to the research process...particularly library research. However, this suite of information-seeking and evaluative skills are applicable beyond academia: the information literate individual will have an advantage in career, health, legal and a host of other settings in which information is vital.
Librarians are committed
to giving SFA students the advantage of information literacy skills.
Below find a list of currently-offered resources. If you have any
questions or ideas about information literacy, contact Priscilla
Coulter, Information Literacy Coordinator, at email@example.com or
information literacy instruction
Faculty may request course-related information literacy instruction for students by submitting the class request form or by contacting a subject librarian. Sessions are typically held during scheduled class time in one of the library's computer classrooms.
Please note that submitting the class request form does not confirm a session. The research librarian who will be teaching the class will contact you to discuss the content for the session and to confirm the class date and time. Review the intellectual competencies that are typically covered during instructional sessions at http://libweb.sfasu.edu/ILI.htm.
information literacy instruction
A suite of self-paced online tutorials are available here. Many librarians also have experience with WebCT, and can create information literacy content for online and hybrid courses.
In addition to our online tutorials, librarians have created a set of tools to help teaching faculty integrate information literacy into the classroom.
- Requests must be submitted at least TWO working days in advance of the date the material is needed for patron use. Please allow more notice for processing requests that are submitted at the beginning of a semester.
- Requests can be made either in person at the Circulation Desk or by using the online form located at https://illiad.sfasu.edu/secure_forms/circ/reserve.htm.
- Please contact the Reserve Assistant, Pam Lough, at (936) 468-1466 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions about this service.
- Docutek E-Reserve: online reserve
Distance Education Support
Please contact your liaison librarian with questions about distance education support for your classes. They are prepared to respond to questions regarding the following services and much more.
- Library Instruction
- Ask-a-Lib (research assistance via email)
- Remote access to the library resources
- TexShare Borrowing Card Program
- Interlibrary Loan, Photocopy, and Library Delivery Services
Classrooms and Meeting Rooms:
When not needed for library purposes, classrooms and meeting rooms are available for reservation by university-affiliated groups, as defined in the university's Policy on the Use of University Facilities-B1.
- AARC Seminar Rooms - The AARC has four seminar rooms that seat eight, and two classrooms that seat twenty. These rooms may be reserved between 8:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m., Monday-Thursday and on Friday when not being used for AARC purposes by calling the AARC desk at ext. 4108 to reserve.
- Camera Copy Room - The camera/copy room, located in the Music/Audiovisual area on the first floor, will accommodate only one or two people for the purpose of making photographs and slides from printed materials, or to use the opaque or overhead projectors.
- Soundproof Rooms - Two soundproof rooms are located in the Music/Audiovisual area. They are equipped with music listening equipment and electronic keyboards. Rooms are not available for semester long assignments.
- LINC Classroom - This is a microcomputer-equipped classroom within the Library Information Network Center which may be reserved for classroom instruction. Contact the LINC Service Desk (ext. 1498) to reserve this room.
- InfoLab1 and InfoLab2 - Two microcomputer-equipped classrooms, located on the first and second floors, respectively, may be reserved by contacting the Access Services Desk (ext. 1497) or by e-mail to email@example.com. These classrooms are available for student use when not reserved for instruction.
Group Viewing Room 1 - This viewing room, located in the Music
Audiovisual area on the first floor, with a seating capacity of 30, may
be set up for viewing slides, films, and video. Contact the Access
Services Desk (ext. 1497) or by e-mail
to firstname.lastname@example.org reserve this room.
- Wyatt Room - The Wyatt Room, located on the first floor is intended for a variety of purposes: exhibits, receptions, large group meetings, lectures, videos, etc. The room may be set up with tables as well as chairs; it does not have standard classroom seating. Capacity is from 60 to 100 or more, depending on the setup. Contact the Access Services Desk (ext. 1497) or by e-mail to email@example.com to make reserve the room.