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LibGuides for Faculty

The Library is dedicated to supporting faculty's classroom assignments, professional development, and personal research.  This guide provides information on the kind of skills we teach, ways the Library can support you in the classroom, faculty training, resources for professional development, and how the Library can help you in your own research. This guide provides one place for a variety of information, each tab opens to a collection of information. Collaboration Forms have various opportunities to request support from the library.  Resource Request you let the library know what you need and we find all options to meet you need. Additional Information for Adjunct Faculty provides one place for different information from the college mission statement to the semester calendar and links to various. Publishing and Grant Opportunities provides links to publishing and possible grants. Online Professional Resources provides links to books of interest accessible online through the Library.

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Did you know that Ivy Tech Librarians can create LibGuides for

your classes or assignments?

LibGuides are sets of web pages for research assistance, subject guides, and useful resources compiled by us, your friendly librarians! LibGuides can be made for specific courses or assignments, or even general topics. Below are a few examples of a LibGuides created by our Librarian, 

English with a focus, faculty interests supported by a LibGuide

English, Literature, & Language Arts: Greek Mythology and Culture- Southern Indiana: Home*

Earth Science with videos, faculty wanted student access, supported by a LibGuide

Earth Science - Southern Indiana: Videos

Early Childhood with children's authors, faculty wanted students to have access to author links, supported by LibGuide

Early Childhood - Southern Indiana: Early Childhood Authors

Library's Impact on Student Success

Through the research of Assessment in Action (AiA):  “the higher education community now has compelling assessment findings that tell a strong story about the multiple ways that academic libraries are contributing to student learning and success.”  Positive connections between the library and aspects of student learning and success in five areas are particularly noteworthy:

  1. Students benefit from library instruction in their initial coursework. Information literacy instruction provided to students during their initial coursework helps them perform better in their courses than students who do not.
  2. Library use increases student success. Students who used the library the library in some way (e.g., circulation, library instruction session attendance, online database access, study room use, interlibrary loan) achieved higher levels of academic success (e.g., GPA, course grades, retention) than students who did not use the library.
  3. Collaborative academic programs and services involving the library enhance student learning. Academic library partnerships with other campus units, such as the writing center, academic enrichment, and speech lab, yield positive benefits for students (e.g., higher grades, academic confidence, and retention).
  4. Information literacy instruction strengthens general education outcomes. Library instruction improves students’ achievement of institutional core competencies and general education outcomes such as inquiry-based and problem-solving learning, including effective identification and use of information, critical thinking, ethical reasoning, and civic engagement.
  5. Library research consultations boost student learning. One-on-one or small-group reference and research assistance with a librarian enhances academic success, as documented by such factors as student confidence, GPAs, and improved achievement on course assignments.