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College of Business and Management
    Neal Bogda
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    Laurie Swartwout
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    Laurie Swartwout


Library Instruction Overview

The reference librarians teach on-campus library instruction/information literacy classes that are classes that are subject/discipline specific, assignment specific, or general (generic). Faculty members are invited to request library instruction for their classes, and presentations include reference tools, electronic resources, search strategies, and/or any other library instruction that is requested.

Ideally library instruction is scheduled when students have assignments that require them to use library resources, since library instruction is more meaningful when it is relevant and course-integrated.

How to use this service

If your class needs assistance, please arrange for library instruction by contacting your department's library liaison.

The Library Director and reference librarians may also substitute teach for each other in the event of illness, schedule conflicts, etc.

Scheduling classes

Classes are scheduled, if possible, at least one week in advance to allow for proper preparation and classroom availability. It is recommended that teaching faculty arrange for library instruction as early as possible to avoid any scheduling conflicts or delays. Instructors are required to be present for any library instruction and are strongly encouraged to be engaged during library instruction sessions; sign-in sheets cannot be distributed or collected by the librarians.

Collaboration between faculty and librarians is encouraged in planning a library research component. Students benefit from such collaboration, since the librarian can address their specific research needs and can insure adequate materials and information are available for class assignments.

Distance Education Classes

Reference librarians teach "off-campus"(distance education) library instruction/information literacy classes that are subject/discipline specific, assignment specific, or general (generic). These distance education related sessions may be taught:

  1. Via web conference
  2. Synchronous or asynchronous offerings in the Canvas Learning Management System.

About Reserves

The library provides both physical and electronic reserves. Electronic reserves allow students to access the material over the internet.

Items are placed on reserve to assure that all students in a class have access to required readings. Ideally material on reserve should be required reading. Suggested readings should not be placed on reserve.

Photocopies will be placed on reserve for one semester only. To place copyrighted materials on reserve for more than one semester, the instructor must obtain permission from the copyright holder. A copy of the permission must be presented to the library when placing the material on reserve.

Course Reserves Form

Go to the Course Reserves Form

Types of Reserves

Electronic reserves

Patrons need to log in to their library account to access, download, and print electronic reserves. Learn more about login information for your library account.

Library Use Only

Material is restricted to use in the Library. Two items may be used at a time.

Overnight Reserve

Material may be checked out after noon and is due back on or before 9 a.m. the following morning. Two items may be checked out a time.

Three/Seven Day Reserve

Material may be checked out any time during the day for three/seven days. Material is not renewable. Two items may be checked out at a time.


Materials which may be placed on reserve without obtaining copyright permission:

  • Physical books, videos, etc. owned by the CSU library or submitted by the instructor
  • Exams, syllabi, lecture notes
  • Government publications
  • A photocopy of one article from a magazine or journal (for one semester only)
  • A photocopy of one chapter from a book (for one semester only)

Materials which may not be placed on reserve:

  • Consumables, e.g. workbooks, exercises, standardized tests, test booklets, and answer sheets.
  • Photocopies intended for use for more than one semester.
  • Photocopies of multiple chapters from a single book or multiple articles from a single journal or magazine.
  • A photocopy of an entire book, whether in print or out-of-print.



Physical reserves

  • No more than two copies of any one book will be put on reserve.
  • No more than two photocopies of the same material may be put on reserve for one class.
  • All photocopies must bear the copyright notice.
  • Materials placed on physical reserve will follow copyright law (see below).
  • No material from another library will be put on reserve.
  • Periodicals and reference books are not put on reserve.
  • All reserve materials will be removed at the end of each semester. Please collect your personal items as quickly as possible.
  • Photocopied material may not be on reserve two consecutive semesters without written permission of the publisher.


Electronic reserves

  • All materials placed on electronic reserve will be at the initiative of faculty solely for the noncommercial, educational use of students.
  • Materials placed on electronic reserve will follow copyright law (see below).
  • The copyright notice will appear on electronic copies.
  • Electronic files will be removed at the end the semester.
  • Material may not be on reserve two consecutive semesters without written permission of the publisher.


Procedures for placing material on reserve

Complete these procedures one week before the beginning of classes to have the items on reserve the first day of classes. Reserve items will not be processed the first week of classes. After the first week of classes, reserves will be processed within 48 hours. (Please do not send items for reserve through campus mail.)

  1. Complete the reserve form
  2. Retrieve items from the shelves and/or make your photocopies. If an item you wish to place on reserve is checked out, library staff will have it recalled.
  3. Bring the form and items for reserve to the library Circulation Desk.
  4. Items from your personal collection will be stripped with security tape. You will be asked to fill out a waiver form giving permission to place this tape in your personal items. Please remember, even though an item has been stripped for security, this does not guarantee that your personal materials will remain undamaged or secure within the Library.
  5. When putting items such as pamphlets, photocopies or other non-book material on reserve, please give the headings/title under which you would like the material listed, and give the same information to students so they will know how to look for the material.
  6. You, the instructor, determine the type of reserve you want used for your reserve items.

Format for submitting material for electronic reserves

Please follow these guidelines to ensure effective scanning.

  • Submit materials at least two weeks before the first day of class.
  • Indicate the source clearly on the photocopy.
  • Submit clean, first generation copies of the material with no black margins or center stripes. Submitting the best possible photocopy is essential.
  • 8 1/2 x 11 white paper with at least ½ inch margin on all four sides.
  • Single-sided photocopy only.
  • No holes.
  • No staples.
  • Large documents should be broken down into smaller units. Large documents are difficult to download and print.

Library Access Extension

Request form for extending library access for students completing projects or papers under your supervision.
*Please note that if you are unable to view the form in a browser, you may need to download the form and open it with Adobe.

Films on Demand and Canvas

How to embed Films on Demand videos in Canvas courses.