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Library Services and Resources

Information Literacy Instruction Services

Contact your librarians to inquire about:

  • Requesting video, books, or other instructional materials for your classes.  
  • Placing copies of course material on reserve for your students.
  • Supporting resources available for research assignment ideas.
  • Collaborating on designing effective research projects.
  • Scheduling librarian-led information literacy (research skills) sessions.
  • Suggesting materials for the library collection.
  • Locating books and articles in the system.
  • Assistance with using library resources and services such as Interlibrary Loans.
  • Creating research guides. (See the examples listed below.)

Please do not hesitate to contact us with ANYTHING you need!  Librarians are here to help

The LSC-Kingwood Library’s instruction is focused on building information literacy and multimodal fluency. Our instruction follows the Association of College and Research Library frameworks (2015) and standards (2011).  Our instruction goals are to train students to access, evaluate, and ethically use information.

The framework on which our goals are developed are:

  • Authority is constructed and contextualized
  • Information creation as a process
  • information has value
  • Research as inquiry
  • Scholarship as a conversation
  • Searching as conversation
Call Mikha Mitchell to schedule a session.
(218-312-1468)

Important notes:

  • Book your class for a library session no later than two weeks in advance to the day of the session. This is particularly important for evening and weekend classes.
  • Timing is very important to ensure the success of the session. Librarians design the information literacy session based on the stage of research your students will be upon their arrival in the Library. 
  • Provide a digital copy of the research-based assignment that is tied to the session.
  • Consider and share the following information:
    • When the assignment will be given to students
    • When the assignment will be due
    • Days and time of your class
    • Class culture and information literacy challenges that you have noticed
  • Tell us what your expectations are for the session and how it will influence the results in the assignment.
  • Think about having a follow-up session to cover more aspects of information literacy that are related to your assignment. -It is difficult to cover multiple information literacy skills in one session.

 

  • Collaborate with a librarian when designing a research assignment. We can help identify information challenges and offer practical suggestions.
  • Our team of librarians creates subject and assignment guides to supplement instruction. These are called LibGuides. (You are in one now!) It is a content management software that provides the ability to design dynamic web 2.0 based pages to help guide your student through a research project.
    • The guides can be easily embedded into your D2L classroom by copying the URL.
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Library Resources

The Library Collection - We want your suggestions and recommendations! 

The  LSC - Kingwood Library builds its collection of material to support the curriculum and independent research of the LSC-Kingwood community.

If you would like the Library to consider purchasing a specific digital or print item for use in your classes or for general research use, please check the catalog. If not found, contact your liaison librarian about any information resources (books, videos, etc) that you would like to use in your class and research themes that your students will be exploring. Your library team needs plenty of leeway time to be able to order, move through any legal contracts (if needed), cataloging and processing of the material. This can take more than a month.

For independent research and professional development needs, submit an interlibrary loan request form from the link below.

Student Access to Course Material

The library's goal is to help students have access to course material. This includes putting desk copies on reserve and acquiring digital and/or print material for various instructional purposes. To see what is currently available, click on the link below.

 Please contact your librarian for more information.

Faculty Senate Resources


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