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Harold Washington College Library: Faculty Resources

Faculty Resources

The library offers many resources and services to faculty!

Learn about the most popular services below and make sure to check out the link to the Faculty Resources Library Guide for much more about information literacy, the importance of library instruction, and designing effective research assignments.

Library Instruction

Click Here to Request Library Instruction

Questions about library instruction? Please contact the library

Library Instruction Session Guidelines

  • To request a library instruction session, please use the button above or visit the following link to access the Library Instruction Request Form: https://ccc.libwizard.com/f/hwclibrary_instruction_requests

  • Library instruction sessions are available in person at the library and virtually via zoom.

  • Librarians design instruction sessions based on the information you give provide in the request, so please be as specific as possible on the form. A librarian may email you prior to your session for further information regarding your request.

  • Instruction sessions must be requested a week before the date requested, though we recommend that you place requests as early as possible in the semester, as our schedule fills up quickly.

  • The best time for a library instruction session is after a research assignment has been assigned and students have chosen their topics. Students are more likely to be motivated to learn about research resources at the point of need.        

  • Students learn best by doing, and we encourage you to allow time to actively reinforce their learning through hands-on practice (searching databases, etc.).

  • Follow this link to learn more about what to expect from your library instruction session

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Suggest a Purchase

Suggest A Purchase for the Library's Collection

We welcome recommendations for book and periodical selections that support the curriculum and mission of the College.