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Library Services for Staff & Faculty

In keeping with the mission of Palm Beach State College, the Library Learning Resource Center helps faculty and staff by providing learning resources, instructional technology, and services relevant to the educational needs, personal growth, enrichment, and cultural development of the college community.

Services offered to faculty and staff include:


Collections

Faculty and staff can search for books, videos, audiobooks, and articles in the library catalog. The following materials are available:

Books

  • Main Circulating Collection: The library has a growing collection of children's books, a large selection of fiction books, as well as many nonfiction books to support the curriculum and support students' learning needs.  Books in our main circulating collection can be checked out for 21 days and extended upon request. 
  • Reserves Collection: The Belle Glade Library reserves at least one copy of each course textbook for use in the library. Textbooks are held in the Reserves Collection. In addition to textbooks, the Reserves Collection includes study materials, such as flash cards and physical study aids. Items from this collection can be checked out for a minimum of 3 hours at a time and are for use in the library only.
  • Reference Collection: The Reference Collection includes specialized dictionaries and encyclopedias for quick reference. 
  • ebook iconeBooks: eBooks are available through the library and are full books that can be read online. A special device is not needed; a connection to the internet and employee login information is necessary to access library resources. eBooks can be accessed directly from the catalog and are indicated with a red eBook letter icon.

Periodicals
The library subscribes to a variety of scholarly journals, magazines, and daily newspapers in print format.  Additionally, electronic access to a vast number of journals, magazines, and newspapers are available through the library's databases online.

Electronic Resources
Our library databases provide users with access to a multitude of information online.  This includes eBooks; full-text of journals, magazines and newspapers; streaming video; interactive study aids; and much more.  Staff and faculty must log in to the library through the EmployeeWeb in order to access these resources.

Media
The media collection offers a selection of educational and popular audiobooks (21-day checkout) and DVDs (7-day checkout).

Interlibrary Loan (ILL)
This is a resource-sharing program with other Florida colleges. If students, faculty and staff cannot find a resource in our library, then we can request it from another participating library if the item is available.

Materials Request
The library welcomes suggestions for books, periodicals, and media for purchase. Staff and faculty are encouraged to make recommendations for the acquisition of new materials that support the curriculum. Requests for purchase may be made to a faculty librarian or by filling out this form.


Classroom Support

The library is here to support faculty and staff in their teaching. 

Library Instruction and Orientation Sessions
Librarians are happy to visit your class to deliver general library orientations, research skills training, and/or course-related content to students. Sessions can be tailored to meet the needs of a specific assignment. Request a librarian for an instructional session in your classroom. Please plan to make your request at least one week in advance.

Project Collaboration
Faculty and staff are encouraged to contact a librarian to collaborate on a particular project. We can provide support in finding research, relevant course materials, or educational technology tools to use in your classroom.

Library Research Guides (LibGuides)
Librarians have created online tools called LibGuides to aid students with their research. Staff and faculty can request a LibGuide to be created for a specific class or assignment. This would give students a one-stop website for all of their research needs. Contact a librarian for help with creating a tailored LibGuide.

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