The Library's Connection to Faculty and Staff

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This was part of a panel presentation to the SC Technical College Faculty Academy in the module "Integrating Academic and Support Services". Webinar presentation March 7, 2013.

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The Library's Connection to Faculty and Staff

  1. 1. Connecting to Faculty and Staff Your Library’s Role Marla K. Roberson Library Director
  2. 2. Take a poll How many of you know where your library is located on your primary campus? How many of you know where your library is located on any community or branch campuses? How many of you actually go in your library at least once a semester and check out a book? And finally, how many of you have library assignments in your class syllabus?
  3. 3. The Library: center of the web Faculty Administration Library Students Staff
  4. 4. TCTC Library Mission The mission of the Library of Tri-County Technical College is to provide to the students, faculty, and staff of the college and the local community the tools that foster critical thinking and lifelong learning. These tools include information literacy instruction, print and electronic library resources and other learning resource material. The Library does this by selecting, acquiring, and circulating appropriate materials and participating in cooperative ventures with other institutions. The Library promotes the philosophy of the American Library Association Library Bill of Rights, Freedom to Read Statement and Code of Ethics. The Library supports the idea that access to information is a vital component for successful students and that an informed citizenry fosters an enlightened society.
  5. 5. Communication• It’s all about getting our message out. • Email (blasts or individual) • Announcements on campus e-platforms • Blogs • Twitter • Face Book
  6. 6. InvolvementConnection• Liaison program• Library committee• Friends of the Library• Offer workshops to faculty & staff on how to use products. • Databases • E-books • Streaming video or music services
  7. 7. TCTC Library Mission The mission of the Library of Tri-County Technical College is to provide to the students, faculty, and STAFF of the college and the local community the tools that foster critical thinking and lifelong learning. These tools include information literacy instruction, print and electronic library resources and other learning resource material. The Library does this by selecting, acquiring, and circulating appropriate materials and participating in cooperative ventures with other institutions. The Library promotes the philosophy of the American Library Association Library Bill of Rights, Freedom to Read Statement and Code of Ethics.The Library supports the idea that access to information is a vital component for successful students and that an informed citizenry fosters an enlightened society.
  8. 8. InvolvementTraining and workshops• It’s all about getting our message out. • “Tools of the Trade: What does the library really teach students?” • “Effective Users of Specialized Databases” • “Passport to Information: A showcase of Library Resources and Services” • “Evolution of the Elevator Speech: Using LibGuides to Springboard Communication Between Faculty and the Library”
  9. 9. InvolvementOther options•Kindle and laptop check-out•Offering free fax service for students•Roving librarian service (goes to other buildings on campus to offerservices)•Embedded Librarian (librarian is embedded into on-line courses to assiststudents with research needs)•Faculty/staff book club•Popular fiction print and ebooks•Group study rooms•College archives
  10. 10. Integration into the collegeCommittee membership• Curriculum Committee• Faculty Senate• Program Development committees• Staff Senate• Accreditation committees• Wellness committee• Alumni Association•United Way campaign
  11. 11. AccreditationSACSCR 2.9 The institution, through ownership or formal arrangements or agreements,provides and supports student and faculty access and user privileges to adequatelibrary collections and services and to other learning/information resources consistentwith the degrees offered. Collections, resources, and services are sufficient tosupport all its educational, research, and public service programs.CS 3.8.1 The institution provides facilities and learning/information resources thatare appropriate to support its teaching, research, and service mission.CS 3.8.2 The institution ensures that users have access to regular and timelyinstruction in the use of the library and other learning/information resources.CS 3.8.3 The institution provides a sufficient number of qualified staff — withappropriate education or experiences in library and/or other learning/informationresources—to accomplish the mission of the institution.
  12. 12. AccreditationOther Agencies •Nursing •Paralegal •Engineering •Dental Assisting •Vet Tech
  13. 13. The Library: center of the web Faculty – committees, workshops, personal reading Administration – research Library Students - research Staff – workshops, personal reading
  14. 14. Answer a QuestionWhat ways do you think it is best for the library to reach out to the faculty and staffat your institution?A. EmailB. Announcements on the campus intranetC.Face to Face such as committee meetingsD.All are needed so that all faculty and staff are aware of library services.E.Other – please type in your suggestions.
  15. 15. Connecting to Faculty and Staff Your Library’s Role Marla K. Roberson Library Director mrobers1@tctc.edu 864-646-1753

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