Faculty Support

Contents

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

  • How to Order
  • Preview Videos Prior to Purchase

ONLINE TECHNOLOGIES

  • LRC Web Site
  • Print Collection
  • eBook Collection
  • Videos Online
  • Online Databases (periodicals, reference sources, etc.)
  • Library Tutorials
  • Internet Access
  • WIFI

CIRCULATING BOOKS/MEDIA

FACULTY/STAFF CHECK-OUT POLICY

CHECK-OUT POLICY FOR SPECIAL GROUPS:

LIBRARY CARD

  • Dual Enrollment Students
  • Part-Time Staff/Faculty – Continuing Education Instructors

PAYING FOR LOST/DAMAGED MATERIALS

OTHER COLLECTIONS

  • Reserve Materials
  • Special Collection

INTERLIBRARY LOANS

TEXSHARE CARD PROGRAM

WORKSHOPS

  • General & Specific Sessions
  • Learning Lab

SPECIAL NEEDS

INVENTORY

PHOTOCOPY MACHINE

DONATIONS

SUGGESTIONS/COMPLAINTS


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COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

The LRC realizes that faculty and staff input is essential in developing well-rounded collections and encourages full participation in this area. Each department's participation to continually assess and evaluate its collection to support student use and research needs is important in maintaining a valuable collection. Faculty members can alert library staff to updates and new developments in the field which need coverage.

Requests

Departments can request resources for their subject area within the collection. Questions relating to collection development should be referred to the Learning Technical Services Coordinator, Patricia Quintero, at extension 6644.

How to Order

The staff accepts purchase recommendations via webform, email, campus mail, telephone, or office visit. Please prioritize orders and include all known data, such as author, title, ISBN (International Standard Book Number), publisher, and date published.

The LRC asks that departments make their requests by March 1st of each year in order to guarantee receipt on materials and expenditures of funds by the end of the fiscal year. For more information about book or media orders, call Debbie Lea at extension 6643.

Preview DVD Prior to Purchase

Arrangements may be made for DVD previews by calling Debbie Lea at ext. 6643. Due to copyright restrictions, previews cannot be used for classroom teaching and are subject to availability.


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ONLINE TECHNOLOGIES

LRC Web Site

The LRC web site is the gateway to many resources such as eBooks, journals, magazines, streaming videos, and research tips. There are also links to other academic and public library catalogs in the Permian Basin, and links to informative Internet resources.

The LRC web site is available at www.odessa.edu/lrc, or click on Learning Resources Center (LRC) from the Odessa College web site.

Print Collection

A listing of all of the books and DVDs located in the LRC is accessable through the LRC's web site. Patrons can search the collection by clicking on  "Super Search" or "OC Library Catalog".

eBook Collection

eBook Collection is a database of electronic books available to Odessa College students, faculty and staff. Patrons can search, preview, and borrow online books including scholarly and reference materials. From the LRC web site click on Super Search. Remote access to eBooks is available for current students and full-time faculty/staff of Odessa College. A login page will appear with instructions when accessing eBooks from off-campus.

Videos Online

The LRC subscribes to a streaming video service Films on Demand which offers academic videos that is available to Odessa College students, faculty and staff. Access to these videos is available through the LRC web site. Click on Super Search. Remote access to Films on Demand is available for current students and full-time faculty/staff of Odessa College. A login page will appear with instructions when accessing Films on Demand from off-campus.

Online Databases

The LRC subscribes to a number of specialized online databases that provide a rich source of information for students — much of which is unavailable from an Internet search. The databases include indexes for periodicals, newspapers, reports, and books in a variety of academic disciplines. Other databases feature reference sources such as encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks, and others. Full text is available for some items. Access to these databases is available via the LRC web site. Click on Super Search for a one stop search. Inquiries about these databases should be directed to Pat Quintero at extension 6644.

Remote access to databases is available for current students and full-time faculty/staff of Odessa College. A login page will appear with instructions when accessing the databases from off-campus.

Library Tutorials

The LRC offers a selection of online tutorials. Click on LRC Tutorials.

WIFI

WIFI is available in the library for accessing the Odessa College Network.


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CIRCULATING BOOKS & MEDIA

A collection of books supporting the college curriculum is available for use by faculty, staff and current credit students. Circulating books may be checked out for two weeks with a current Odessa College ID. A collection of media titles are available for faculty checkout and in-library use by students who have a current ID.


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FACULTY/STAFF CHECK-OUT POLICY

For books the checkout policy for faculty is four weeks and for staff is two weeks. Items may be renewed online as long as they are not overdue and there is a limit of 3 renewals online.


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CHECK-OUT POLICY FOR SPECIAL GROUPS:

Dual Enrollment Students

Dual students need their OC ID number/card to check out materials from the LRC. Students can check out ten books at a time for a two-week period.

Part-Time Staff/Faculty – Continuing Education Instructors

A Part-Time Personnel LRC Checkout Form is filled out and renewed each semester prior to using the LRC. The form is signed by the instructor's Department Chair or Director. A sample form can be seen at /dept/library/services/parttimeCheck/index.htm. Blank forms can be printed from the LRC website or picked up from the LRC.


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LIBRARY CARD

The library card is the same as the OC Faculty/Staff/Student ID card and is needed for checking out library materials.


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PAYING FOR LOST/DAMAGED MATERIALS

The LRC is reimbursed for Lost/Damaged materials by Patrons at the OC cashiers' office (money is refunded if items are found later and are in good condition).


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OTHER COLLECTIONS

Reserve Materials

Reserve materials are located in the LRC. They do not circulate out of the building. Students who have a current Odessa College ID may use reserve materials in the LRC. Books, articles or audiovisual materials may be placed on reserve. Reserve materials can include items from the LRC collection or faculty member's personal items. Materials may be placed On Reserve for one day or an entire semester. Course name and number, faculty member's name, and an expiration date are required to place materials on reserve. Expired reserves are returned to the owner or reshelved in the LRC Collection. Legislation prohibits the LRC from recording student attendance through the use of reserve materials. For more information, call Linda Harris at extension 6639.

Special Collection

Memorabilia of Odessa College is located in the LRC. Contact SLR/LRC staff for access to these materials.



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INTERLIBRARY LOANS

Interlibrary loans allow faculty and staff to procure materials which are not available in the Odessa College LRC or local libraries. For more information, go to the LRC’s Interlibrary Loan webpage. Please direct all interlibrary loan requests to Linda Harris. lharris@odessa.edu.


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TexShare Card Program

The LRC participates in the TexShare card program. The TexShare libraries have agreed to extend free reciprocal borrowing privileges to each institution's faculty, students and staff, in an effort to provide direct access to materials that are not available at the home institution. A list of participating institutions and their policies can be viewed on the Internet at https://www.tsl.state.tx.us/texshare/cardpage.html. The card must be obtained from your home library before going to the lending library. For more information, contact the LRC , ext. 6640.

UTPB participates in the TexShare card program. In order to check out items from UTPB a current OC ID and a TexShare card are required. The TexShare card must be obtained from the LRC before going over to UTPB. You must obtain a new TexShare card each semester that you plan to use the UTPB library. UTPB has a check-out limit of 2 items.


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Workshops

General and specialized sessions are available. General sessions is an introduction to our areas and services. Specialized sessions focus on the resources needed for a particular class or a particular assignment.

A three- (3) day notice is requested in order to assure that appropriate personnel are available to conduct specialized sessions. To schedule a specialized session contact either Kathryn Kiser at extension 6645 or Pat Quintero at extension 6644.

Learning Lab

Room 126, 1st Floor LRC

The Learning Lab consists of twenty computers workstations with wordprocessing and internet access. Also available is one LCD projector unit. Odessa College faculty and staff may reserve the room for class instruction. The faculty member is present during all class usage. Please reserve the room in advance. To reserve the room you may call ext. 6640.


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SPECIAL NEEDS

If a faculty/staff member or department has an unusual or special instructional need not noted in this Faculty/Staff Guide to Services and Resources, please do not hesitate to inquire, and we will make every effort to assist.


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INVENTORY

Periodically the LRC will conduct an inventory of all or part of the collection in order to have an accurate account of what is owned and what is lost or missing. Prior to inventory all items which are checked out will need to be returned to the LRC. Faculty and Staff will receive advance notice of any upcoming inventories.


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PHOTOCOPY MACHINES

The LRC has one coin-operated copier available for public use. With the use of an assigned departmental access code, the copier can be used by faculty/staff and copies are automatically charged to the user's department. This code should be obtained from the department chairman. The copier has reduction and enlargement features.


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DONATIONS

Donations of books and periodicals by faculty/staff are always welcome. Donations not needed for the collection may be assigned to the, Foundation Scholarship Cart, where they are sold to raise money for scholarships. Memorials may be donated in the name of a deceased friend or relative. Books donated or purchased as memorials are designated with a bookplate, and an acknowledgment is sent according to the instructions of the donor. Debbie Lea will assist you at extension 6643.


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SUGGESTIONS/COMPLAINTS

The LRC seriously invites any and all suggestions for improving resources and services. The LRC is a flexible entity with the primary objective of enhancing and improving institutional and learning opportunities. As with any such entity, there is always room for improvement. Complaints are taken seriously and will be answered immediately. You may contact the LRC staff at lrc@odessa.edu


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