For Faculty

The Library is here for faculty and staff as well as students.  With this in mind, we offer a range of resources specifically for you. Please contact us about:

  • Library Instruction sessions
  • Book Purchase recommendations
  • Subject Guide creation
  • And much more

Library Instruction

Library Instruction sessions can be arranged for any class 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 work best when students have access to computers and can actively participate in instruction.

For more information, please see the Faculty Guide’s opens in a new windowLibrary Instruction page.

Chronicle of Higher Education

Access the opens in a new windowChronicle of Higher Education for free from any computer on campus. You can also use a username and password to access them at home.

Topics Covered
  • Library Tour
  • Library Basics
  • Database Usage
  • Online Resources
  • Best Practice Search Techniques
  • Research Process
  • Copyright
  • Plagiarism
  • Citations
  • Information Literacy
  • Media Bias and Fake News
  • Other topics as requested

For more information, please see the Faculty Guide’s opens in a new windowLibrary Instruction page.

Subject Guides

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 opens in a new windowSubject Guides page.

opens in a new windowTo 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 opens in a new windowBook 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.  opens in a new windowhttps://www.chronicle.com