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USEFUL INFORMATION

Course Reserves

Instructors are invited to place materials for their courses on reserve at the library circulation desk to make them available to students. Reserve materials may include books and other library materials, books owned by the instructor, previous exams, journal articles, and other various media (video recordings, software, etc.). Instructors choose the borrowing period and specify if the item must be used in-house.

As a general rule, the library does not purchase copies of textbooks, and instead welcomes donations of recent textbooks and instructors’ copies to add to the reserves collections UNLESS the books include statements that indicate that adding them to the library collection would violate copyright law.

Collaborate with a Librarian

Librarians help students develop the information skills they need for success in college, on the job, and in their personal lives. Ask a librarian to:

  • help you design a research project
  • provide subject-specific research instruction for your students
  • provide resources that support your curriculum
  • teach your students how to search LIBRARY DATABASES to find articles for their research
  • work with you to create a RESEARCH HELP GUIDE for your course’s research project
  • provide subject-specific research instruction for your students
  • integrate the College’s Institutional Student Learning Outcomes for RESEARCH into your curriculum:
RESEARCH ideas and examine them using current knowledge
  • Identify information needs for a specific purpose;
  • Access information effectively, efficiently and ethically;
  • Use information effectively and ethically to accomplish a specific purpose; and
  • Evaluate information and its sources critically for accuracy, authenticity, and bias.

Distance Education & Outreach

The library supports distance learning initiatives by providing off-campus access to online databases and the library catalog, as well as providing the RESEARCH SKILLS MOOC and additional library instruction. Learn more about library resources available to distance learning students by contacting Ellen Pratt, the Distance Education & Outreach Librarian.

Research Toolkit for Faculty

Library Liaisons

Each academic department has a LIBRARY LIAISON who is both a contact person and an advocate for departmental and faculty concerns. Your liaison can answer questions and provide information about library programs, services, and resources. Librarians are eager to work collaboratively with faculty to enhance the academic program.

We encourage teaching faculty to communicate suggestions or concerns about library services and the collection (print and electronic) to their library liaison. In turn, liaisons notify faculty about new resources and programs.

The School of Business, Science, Technology & Mathematics

Liaisons: Ellen Pratt & Suzanne Levasseur

The School of Health Professions, Public Service Programs & Social Sciences

Liaison: Ellen Pratt

The School of Liberal Arts, Education, Humanities & Communications

Liaison: Suzanne Levasseur

PLEASE CONTACT US IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS

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Circulation Desk 978-630-9125 Email the Circulation Desk
Research Help Desk 978-630-9338 Email the Research Help Desk
Academic Support Center 978-630-9333 Email the Academic Support Center
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