Consultation on Library-Related Assignments
Librarians are happy to work with you to create a library assignment that will fit into your class. We will work with you to identify sources in the library that will support the assignment. These could be materials the library already owns, material to be purchased or borrowed, web sites, etc. This may also help you fulfill the Information Literacy requirements of the Owensboro Community & Technical College Quality Enhancement Plan. Please call John Lutzel at 270-686-4574 or drop by his office in the library.
Request Library Class Instruction
If you would like to bring your class to the library for instruction before they begin work on an assignment using library resources and materials, submit a request online or call John Lutzel at 270-686-4574. He will work with you to design the workshop your students need to prepare them to successfully complete your assignment. Also, it is far more effective if you are present during John’s presentation and to answer students’ questions concerning the assignment.
Reserving L216 Computer Lab
Located upstairs on the lake side of the Learning Resource Center building and reserved solely for faculty and staff use, L216 contains a podium, 24 computers, a facilitator's computer, and a multimedia projector. The remote for the overhead projector is in the lab, next to the facilitator's computer.
Unless you are requesting library instruction, right before your reservation time, you will need to stop by the circulation desk to check out the key in order to open the door. This lab is to remain locked when not in use, so please relock the door when leaving and return the key to the circulation desk.
You may call 270-686-4574, 270-686-4575, or 270-686-4590 to reserve the lab for your class, workshop, or other event.
Employee ID/Library Card
Faculty and staff may obtain an employee ID card at the main campus library anytime during regular hours. Identification may be required of new members. For more information, please call 270-686-4590.
Requesting Interlibrary Loans
You may request to borrow materials through interlibrary loan by submitting an online ILL request form, completing this printable ILL request form and sending it to the library, or completing a form while at the circulation desk in the library. Contact Ann Bennett at 270-686-4577 should you have any questions regarding this service.
Putting Material on Reserve
Allow at least one week for the Library to process reserve materials before notifying your students. If there is a special need to have the items on reserve sooner or you have other questions regarding this service, please contact Ann Bennett at 270-686-4577.
Any instructional material may be placed on reserve, whether it is an OCTC Library item or your own copy. However, the Library cannot assume responsibility for loss or damage of personal copies (note: barcode stickers, etc. will be placed on items and may not come off). Please feel free to speak with a librarian about ordering a copy of book or audiovisual material to be placed on reserve.
Due to copyright restrictions, these guidelines will be followed:
Collection Development Request
Any faculty, staff and student patron may request the library purchase a particular item for inclusion in its collections. However, the item requested must meet the guidelines set forth in our collection development policies. Contact Donna Abell 270-686-4575 or John Lutzel 270-686-4574 for more information.
Ordering Videorecordings for Preview
Videorecordings that cost over $100 must be previewed before they are purchased by at least three faculty members if no reviews are available; less than three are acceptable if reviews are available. If you have a videorecording you would like to request for purchase, send an email request to Lora Waters (270-686-4657) in the Library. She will inquire to see if previewing is allowed.
You will be notified when the material arrives. When you pick the material up in the library, reviewing forms will be with the material along with a date to have the material back to the library. Once the material is returned to the library with the forms completed, a final decision will be made on the purchase.
Requesting and Scheduling Audiovisual Equipment
The following equipment is available for check out from the Library for use in the classroom:
Call 270-686-4580 to reserve equipment. All AV requests should be made at least 24 hours in advance. To confirm your request, please follow up in writing or by email to Lora Waters. If Lora is not available when you call, try the main desk at the library at 270-686-4590.
We copy, bind, and/or fold brochures, handouts, manuals, programs, etc. Also, we can process some multi-part forms and laminate documents up to 11 x 17 inches in size. Your division/department is charged for your copy request, so if necessary, please refer to the current print shop rate schedule. Please fill out a Copy Request form available from division assistants or the Print Shop (incomplete request forms may delay processing of your request, so fill in all information). Leave completed request form attached to document to be copied in the designated drop off/pick up tub for your building. Please note the following important details regarding pick up and delivery of print shop requests*:
* EXCEPTIONS: Materials may be left at the library’s main desk any time, but a 24 hour turnaround time is still required. If materials are absolutely needed before the regular delivery times, let Angela Smith (270-686-4466) know and the materials will be placed with the front desk of the library and they may be picked up there. It will be the responsibility of the person making the special request to pick up their materials.
Contact Angela Smith at 270-686-4466 or Lora Waters at 270-686-4580 with any questions you may have regarding print shop requests. You may also call the library's main desk at 270-686-4590 for assistance if necessary.