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Jack MontgomeryCollection services coordinator

collection development commitmentsOur Subject Specialist Program.Our commitment to traditional resources.Our commitment to innovative information formats: EBooks and PDA (Patron Driven Acquisitions)

Subject specialist programProvides you with a voice on what and how the Librarys collection is developed and solicit your input on purchases from our Library Materials Budget. And, there are several other service components to the library liaison program which are as follows:

Dos for a subject specialistBe familiar with the your research and teaching interests . Visit respective departments, by request, to ensure faculty know about the services offered.Share vendor supplied resources with faculty.Meet with departmental representatives to discuss budget.Evaluate, acquire, or weed the collections within their subject.Communicate to faculty about acquisitions and collection policies.Stay current with departmental changes and accreditation requirements.Assist faculty with new course proposals by determining the adequacy of library holdings. (U.C.C. Forms)

Resources we provide now!Nearly 800,000 booksOver 3,000 Serial subscriptionsOver 900,000 Federal and State Government Documents (67% Depository)Over 2 million microformsOver 30,000 CDs, audiotapes, LPs and DVDsOver 7,800 Graphic and Cartographic materialsOver 3,000 linked internet resources including:E-journalsE-books A new PDA program as of Fall 2013

Above all else rememberWe are service-based, scholarly professionals here to help you achieve your teaching and research goals so, call, email or come by Questions? or call (270) 745-6156 or Cravens 304.Bryan carsonResearch instruction coordinator

Research instruction for studentsLibrary faculty members are available to teach your students how to find research, and what to do once they find materials.We are here to help.Some classes lend themselves to hands-on training.Library anxiety interferes with the research process.

Library visits for studentsHelm-Cravens Library has three hands-on classrooms, including a new state-of-the-art lab with 29 computers.Students can work on research with the librarian as a guide.On-site instruction is also available in the Educational Resources Center, the Special Collections Library, and on the regional campuses in Elizabethtown/Ft. Knox, Glasgow, and Owensboro.Bringing students to the library is important.

Flip the classroom!Have your students view our research tutorials before they come.Use our audio tour podcast to help students find their way around the library.

Research assignments in your classes? We can help!Subject Specialists can help you design research assignments and projects.Formative assessmentsDid students learn from library instruction sessions?Library quizzes, pre-test/post-test, source evaluation exercises, etc.Term papers, research diaries, market research, evidence-based healthcare, etc.

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