CLASSROOM INSTRUCTION

The librarian is available to provide instruction in your classroom tailored to the needs of your students. Classroom instruction is available as a single teaching session, or can span multiple sessions focused on a specific resource or research assignment. Classes can also visit the library for tours or to have the library on hand during a work day. Video recordings can also be created for use in your online classes.

Available instruction topics include an overview of the academic research process, tips for effectively searching academic databases, demonstrations of specific databases, how to identify different types of sources,  how to evaluate resources, and how to accurately format papers and cite sources using style guides such as MLA and APA.

REFERENCE SERVICES

The library provides reference services to students throughout the semester. Students can get in-person assistance by walk in during open hours, or by scheduling an appointment that works for their schedule. Students can also get assistance through email, phone or a one-on-one Zoom session.

FACULTY TRAINING SESSIONS

In addition to classroom instruction, the librarian is available to collaborate with faculty, helping them find resources that support their teaching needs. The librarian can provide training on specific databases and demonstrate how to incorporate media and other resources into in-person or D2L classes. The library can also assist with faculty research projects, gathering lists of recommended scholarly journal articles.

RESOURCE REQUESTS

Faculty can submit requests for resources they wish to have in the library’s physical and electronic collections. eBook titles may be available for purchase that can be accessed for free by your entire class. The librarian works with faculty to determine how best to fulfill the request either through purchase or interlibrary loan.

ELECTRONIC DATABASES

The library manages a large collection of electronic databases available for students and faculty to access on and off campus. The full list of databases and descriptions can be accessed here: A-Z Database List

Streaming Video

Films On Demand: Master Academic Package An online video streaming database of educational videos including A&E, PBS, BBC, National Geographic, HBO Documentary Films and more. This collection contains over 40,000 titles across many disciplines including health & medicine, humanities & social sciences, science & mathematics, and business & economics. Faculty guide to using Films on Demand and embedding videos in D2L

Kanopy An on-demand streaming video service providing access to feature length films, documentaries and education videos across a wide range of subjects. Faculty guide to using Kanopy and linking to videos in D2L

News Subscriptions & Databases

New York Times Website Full access to nytimes.com and the NYT mobile app for all current FDLTCC students, staff and faculty. Follow the library’s New York Times guide to create your account. New York Times Faculty Guide

Wall Street Journal Website Full access to wsj.com and the WSJ mobile app for current FDLTCC students, staff and faculty. Follow the Wall Street Journal guide to create your account. Wall Street Journal Faculty Guide

ProQuest U.S. Newsstream U.S. news content and archives back to the 1980s from national and regional news sources including The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe, Newsday, Chicago Tribune and the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Most articles are text only.

COURSE RESERVES, HOTSPOTS AND LAPTOPS

Faculty can place library materials on reserve at the circulation desk for students to access. Having a copy of your current textbooks on reserve for students to checkout is very helpful for students who are unable to purchase their textbooks. Most course reserves are set up for short term, in library use usage. Faculty can set the loan period they feel is best for their students.

The library also has hotspots and laptops available for short term student usage. 15 internet hotspots are available for checkout (5 AT&T, 5 T-Mobile, 5 Verizon). Hotspots check out for 1 month at a time and are renewable based on availability. Laptops are available for two week check out and are not renewable.

Testimonials

I chose FDLTCC because of its size and the curriculum. When I first came here in 2019, I was just looking for what I needed to volunteer, perhaps in a crisis shelter. I met with Don Jarvinen, and the rest is history.

I chose FDLTCC for a fresh start in life. It had been two years since I graduated High School and I wanted more than just working a 9-5. I was living in Florida at the time, and I had an opportunity to travel the world doing what I love playing the game of basketball.

It is awesome here at the FDLTCC Education Program because it is like a family here, if you need help or are struggling with anything, you have quite a few people who will help you out.