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Overview

The NWACC Library is dedicated to meeting the instructional and information needs of NWACC's faculty and staff. We appreciate comments, suggestions, and purchase recommendations via our online form. We recommend you have a conversation with your dedicated Library Liaison - Click here to see your department's library liaisonOur Information Literacy Guide for Faculty outlines the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education and how we can help you incorporate it into your classes. 

Please share any additional feedback using our comments form or contact Gwen Dobbs, Library Director, at 479-619-4245 or gdobbs@nwacc.edu

Information Literacy services for Faculty

Request Information Literacy & Library Instruction

Request a librarian to visit your class by filling this form below. Librarians can provide instruction in three modalities

  1. In person [your classroom or ours, the Library Classroom BH 1208] 
  2. Live streaming [Microsoft Teams or your preferred online platform] 
  3. Embedded librarian [ongoing student support for their research & information literacy projects provided from inside Canvas, scaffolded through multiple class visits, or a combination] 

Book now!

A librarian will be in touch with you to finalize date, time and learning outcomes. Faculty may select multiple instruction formats to best meet their course objectives. 

Assignment Review

Librarians can assist with your course assignment which involves research, we will recommend library resources both online and print that you may not be aware of. This should help your students steer away from inferior websites and toward higher quality sources. 

Contact Shawna Thorup for more information.

Online Anytime Information Literacy Instruction

Request Online Anytime Information Literacy Instruction

NWACC librarians will create digital learning objects such as videos, tutorials, research guides and Canvas modules tailored to your assignment, syllabus, and student learning outcomes. 

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Canvas Commons Modules

Check Canvas Commons for online, anytime content ready for you to use. If you have any questions about this service, please email Nithin nlakshmana@nwacc.edu 

Reading Lists (NWACC Library Reading List)

Use NWACC Library Reading List (add within a Canvas module as an external tool in your Canvas course - click here for instruction) to customize your course by creating reading lists with quality content (journal articles, magazine articles or streaming videos) which is free for students to access and 100% copyright compliant. For more information on how to use this external tool and if you have any questions please write to Nithin Lakshmana

Tutorials

Our tutorials guide students through a piece of content, such as a website, research database, or research activity, providing contextual information along the way. Tutorials can even include graded questions for assessing the student’s understanding of the content. See an example with this tutorial for Composition II.

Videos

Our videos cover both generalized and class-specific content. While a some are published on our Library Research Guides and YouTube, many are custom content for specific instructor. These customized videos can be placed directly within the Canvas module. 

Contact Nithin Lakshmana for more information.

Library Guides/Subject Guides

NWACC Librarians have developed a series of guides covering many research and study skills, plus succinct guides to citation styles. Faculty may want to link to these in Canvas.

Additionally, the Librarians have developed Subject Guides for specific areas taught at NWACC. These typically cover basic research techniques; library research sources, including our large collection of databases; and high-quality web sites.

Contact Nithin Lakshmana for more information.

Reserve the Library Classroom

Do you need a computer-equipped classroom for your students to do research and work on assignments? Reservations can be made one week in advance. The library classroom is BH 1208 has 24 computers for students and a presenter computer with a projector and a Smart Board. 

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Library Tours and Orientation

Request a tour of and/or general orientation to library services for your students or group. This is best held within the first 3-4 weeks of the semester. This service is not available right now, write to Leslie Rewis for more information. 

Book a Library Tour Now! 

Streaming Media for your Course

If you want to request the library to purchase a streaming content license for your course please fill this form below.

Request Streaming Content

Please submit streaming video requests at least 2 weeks before they are needed. Due to licensing costs and budgetary considerations, requests are approved on a first-come basis while funds remain. Most streaming licenses are valid for one year from the date of activation and must be renewed every year. Click here to get a list of streaming films which the library has licensed with respective expiry dates. If you are interested in exploring these streaming content databases please click here

If you have any questions regarding the streaming content access and licenses please email Nithin Lakshmana

Journals & Magazines for Faculty & Staff

If you want to know if the Library has a specific journal title in our collection, use our Journals By Title search tool. It will link you to online full-text when available.

Faculty and Staff can access Chronicle of Higher Education and New York Times by creating an account using your NWACC email address by following our simple instructions (Chronicle of Higher Education & New York Timesand get full text access from any device, any where courtesy of the Library's subscription. If you have any questions regarding what journals or magazines we have full text access for what time period please email Nithin Lakshmana

Reference Services

Librarians offer reference and research help via several platforms:

  • The traditional in-person service in the library - BH1304
  • Telephone - 479-619-3154
  • Email - library@nwacc.edu
  • Text / SMS - 479-802-0570
  • Live chat - Click here 
  • Scheduled in-depth meeting - Click here

Note: You might consider including a link to our Help page on your syllabus and in Canvas - https://libanswers.nwacc.edu 


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