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Faculty Resources

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Services for Faculty

The library and library staff are here to help you and your students succeed in their educational journey. The following services are available to faculty. Have an idea not listed? Let us know and we'll see what we can do!

Library Instruction

Student competency in information literacy is vital to academic success and lifelong learning. Delta College Library offers a variety of engaging library/information instruction models to choose from including online instruction courses through eLearning, active learning tutorials, synchronous virtual sessions and in-person sessions. Visit our library instruction page for more information and to access forms for scheduling online library instruction. 

Research Guides

Librarians can create subject and course specific research guides for your classes. Research guides can bring together information, resources and links to recommended material for the research process including recommended books, ebooks, databases, websites and citation help. A friendly URL is made available to you that you can share with your students and embed in your eLearning content. Contact your subject liaison if you are interested in creating a custom research guide for your course. 

Course Reserves

Place course textbooks, required and optional reading text, articles and other media on reserve in the Library. Typically, material is available for 4-hour in library use with a student ID. Fill out a Course Reserves form and bring your items to the Circulation Desk to put them on Reserve. Learn more about Course Reserves on the Library Collections page. 

Linking to Library Resources

You can link to articles, databases, videos and more available through Library databases by creating a special link, called a permalink, that is accessible by students, faculty and staff from on or off campus (using your Delta login credentials). You can't just copy and paste the browser URL. Learn more on the Linking to Library Resources guide (coming soon) or contact the Library

Open Educational Resources (OER)

The library supports the discovery and use of Open Educational Resources. Visit our Open Educational Resources website for more information about using OER materials in your class. 

Interlibrary Loan

Request to borrow material from other libraries. It's Free! Interlibrary Loan is available when the Delta College Library collection does not offer the material you need. You can request books, articles, or other materials.

Interlibrary Loan is available to Delta college faculty, staff, and students.  Michigan residents not affiliated with Delta college may also use our interlibrary loan services. Patrons younger than 16 must have a parent or guardian initiate the interlibrary loan request.

All materials must be picked up and returned to the Delta College Library. Librarians reserve the right to determine how many items can be borrowed in totality. Materials belonging to other libraries cannot be placed on reserve.

Every attempt will be made to get the items you request. You will be notified if we are unable to obtain the items. Late, damaged, or lost material will result in fines and/or payment of the item. No replacement copy will be accepted.

Pop-Up Classroom 

The area outside of A-125 is designated the pop-up classroom. It can be reserved by faculty for use with classes. When the space is not reserved it can be used as an open study area.

Purchase Requests

If you would like to request that the library purchase material, please complete the Request to purchase material form. See the library Collection Development Statement for details about criteria used to evaluate material for purchase.

Subject Liaisons

Your discipline has a Librarian who specializes in ordering library resources and conducting research for that area. Contact your subject liaison for help using and acquiring library resources, creating research guides or if you have questions about library instruction or incorporating library resources into your class assignments and projects. Visit the Subject Liaisons page to find your subject librarian. 

Copyright Information

Have questions about copyright? Visit our copyright website or our copyright for online education site for detailed information and resources pertaining to copyright.