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Collection Development

The Library strives to purchase resources in various formats to support students, faculty, and the programs offered at the College. Students, faculty or staff are encouraged to suggest resources for the Library, please begin by contacting your subject specific liaison or submit this
collection development form.

Library Policy 6.2.1 Library Collection Development and Management Policy


Copyright

The Library provides copyright clearance for materials used in the classroom and will answer any of your copyright questions.  Email Elizabeth Grasdal or call 250-489-2751 x.3407.


Reference/Research Help

We are happy to help you with library research for your teaching, research, and professional development needs.  Visit the Reference Desk @ the Library, send an email, or call 250-489-8292 or
x.3292.


Course Reserves

Provide students with access to course-related, print materials or audio-visual materials by placing items on reserve at the library’s circulation desk. Print materials may include books, copyright cleared articles, instructor’s personal materials and materials which fall under the Fair Dealing Guidelines or Print and Digital Copying Guidelines.

Please complete the Reserve Request form and submit the resources with the form to Sue Morin at the Library.


Equipment & Laptop Loans

The Library has laptops and audio-visual equipment that are available for students, staff and faculty to borrow.  For more information contact the Circulation Desk by sending an email to circdesk@cotr.bc.ca or by calling 250-489-8294 or x.3294.


Information Literacy Skills Development Workshops (ILSD)

Information literacy forms the basis for lifelong learning.

Standards and learning outcomes endorsed by the Association of College & Research Libraries provide the foundation for creating and assessing workshops, instructional sessions, and programs delivering exemplary information literacy instruction.

To schedule an ILSD workshop send Reference Desk an email or call 250-489-2751 x.3292.


Interlibrary Loan

Items not available at the Library, may be borrowed or photocopied from other libraries.  Search the Outlook Online catalogue to submit your request or contact the Reference Desk by email.

Reciprocal Borrowing

College of the Rockies students and employees can borrow materials from participating colleges and universities in B.C.


Library Card for Faculty & Staff

Your Staff ID card, obtained through the Library, also acts as your Library card. 

To obtain a Staff ID card visit the Library with confirmation of employment, or an email to the circdesk@cotr.bc.ca from your department head stating your start/end date, as well as employment number.  Staff cards are valid for three years or until your term has ended.


Lynda.com

The Library now provides access to Lynda.com, an online subscription library that teaches the latest software tools and skills through high-quality instructional videos. Tutorials are available for more than 1300 software programs.

To setup an account please send an email to the library's Reference Desk.


Open Access

Textbooks, Software, Tutorials & More.  All things related to Open Access content for instructors, researchers and students.


Readings for Aboriginal/Indigenous Studies

A guide to Aboriginal/Indigenous readings in a variety of disciplines, supporting teaching and learning.