The Library offers a wide range of resources specifically for Faculty.
For more information, please see the Faculty Guide.
- Library Instruction sessions
- Book Purchase for subject-specific requests to the library collection
- Subject Guide creation
Library Instruction sessions can be arranged for any class, any day, any time, and on any campus. Please allow 2 weeks’ notice when possible. Sessions can be short 20 minutes, an entire class period, and single or multiple sessions. Classes will meet in a Smart Room or Computer Lab so that students can actively participate in instruction.
- Library Tour
- Library Basics
- Database Usage
- Online Resources
- Best Practice Search Techniques
- Research Process
- Information Literacy
- Media Bias and Fake News
- Other topics as requested
For more information, please see the Faculty Guide’s Library Instruction page.
Subject Guides provide you and your students with direct links to online and campus resources for your subject area. They link to the catalog entry for related books, and directly to eBooks, Databases, Articles, and other online resources. They also link to government sites, videos, career and professional information for the field and beyond. They are updated in real time by library staff to reflect the current resources.
For more information, please see the Faculty Guide’s Subject Guides page.
To view all Subject Guides, please click here: https://iowalakes.libguides.com
Book Purchases for Library
Faculty and staff can request materials to be ordered for use in the library. Resources are chosen based on the library’s Collection Development Guide and must reflect the needs of the college. If you know of materials that students in your department would benefit having access, please suggest those materials.
For more information, please see the Faculty Guide’s Book Purchases page.
Chronicle of Higher Education
Access the Chronicle of Higher Education for free from any computer on campus. You can also use a username and password to access them at home. https://www.chronicle.com