Instructors can schedule one hour Library orientation sessions for their classes on topics covering our catalog, databases (with full text journals), online search strategies and more; we will gladly tailor a research session towards your assignment or course goals. Call the Library at 303.797.5726 two weeks in advance to set up a Library instruction class or fill out our Request a Research/Information Literacy Class form online and submit it electronically.
Usually designated by faculty, the Reserve Collection contains course specific materials located at the circulation desk. These materials are for use by students in the Library only. While some overnight checkout formats are available, short-term checkout from thirty minutes to two hours is the norm. For your convenience, you can print the Reserve Request Form or Electronic Reserve Form ahead of time. Just bring that form and the reserve items to the circulation desk. Please allow Library staff 24 hours to process the material. See our course reserve policy for more information.
Open Educational Resources
Open Educational Resources (OER) are free and openly accessible academic materials including textbooks, academic journals, videos, images, tutorials, courses, teaching materials and more. These resources are either in the public domain or have licenses that allow users to freely use and repurpose. The ACC Library's guide to OER includes basic information on OER, open resources by type and academic discipline, copyright and licensing, permissions and restrictions guidelines, and accessibility information. If you have any questions about OER or need assistance with finding and using open resources, please contact the librarians.
We understand that copyright law can be complicated so we have created a Copyright Subject Guide that includes helpful information for faculty about copyright topics such as the TEACH Act, face-to-face instruction and distance education. Additionally, this guide highlights the various aspects of using copyrighted material under Fair Use and details the four factors to consider when doing so. If you have additional questions about avoiding copyright infringement, whether it is in the physical classroom or the virtual, please stop in and talk to a librarian today.
Logitech cordless presenters are available for faculty to check out for use with PowerPoint presentations.
Instructors can integrate Library resources into D2L using search widgets for databases and ebooks and video tutorials. We would be happy to show you how to add widgets and tutorials in person or over the phone!
We have book-edge and high speed scanners that are free for faculty and students. Scan an article or a chapter of a book and email it to your ACC email or save it to a flash drive! All materials scanned and posted on D2L must comply with copyright laws.
Library Tour for Individual Faculty
Walk through your subject area with a librarian. We are happy to demonstrate databases for your subject area.
Library Faculty Liaison Program
This program assigns one ACC librarian to each department on campus to serve as a contact person for Library services and information. This librarian is responsible for purchasing materials in your area. We welcome and encourage recommendations from faculty for material that will enhance your curriculum. Please call 303.797.5090 to learn the contact person for your department.
If you need a book or periodical article that the Library does not own, we can get it for you from another library via our interlibrary loan service (ILL). Simply fill out and submit our ILL form. This service is available to all ACC faculty, students and staff.
Librarians at Your Service
Please don't hesitate to contact our librarians with your suggestions, questions,or concerns. We're here to help.
Lisa Chestnut, Director (5746)
Lisa Blake, Head Reference and Archives Librarian (5731)
Andrea Reveley, Technology and Digital Services Librarian (5739)
Charlie Owen, Reference and Instruction Librarian (5727)