Faculty Resources

Faculty and staff are able to check out library materials for the semester, subject to recall. Use Interlibrary Loan for books and articles not owned at UW-Rock.

Email kim.cook@uwc.edu to request items for purchase. 

Email julie.orvis@uwc.edu to put items on reserve.


  • Information Literacy Instruction
    • Work with you to design library research assignments
    • Provide formal instruction on any aspect of research including finding and evaluating print and non-print resources
    • Provide informal instruction in a student-driven Q&A format
    • Work with you in D2L
  • Research Guides
    • Guides with links to targeted resources for particular assignments
  • Research Appointments
    • Students can make appointments to meet with a librarian for research help
    • Contact Kim Cook for help

Library Instruction Staff are available to teach structured library workshops in a classroom environment. Library staff will prepare and present a classroom session addressing any aspect of using the library. All library instruction sessions are held in the Library Computer Lab. These full-hour workshops focus on developing and applying library research strategies using specialized research tools in print and non-print formats. A basic workshop includes: searching the library catalog for print and electronic materials, demonstrating several library databases focusing on journals (online and print formats) as well as other electronic media, instructing the difference in primary and secondary resources (scholarly journals vs. popular magazines and newspapers), evaluating many kinds of resources (looking at authority, accuracy, objectivity, currency, and coverage), and including a verbal tour of library collections and services. Walking tours of the library collection and services may be included upon request.

Library staff will also work with students and faculty, either one-on-one or in small groups, to help them develop the necessary skills for using information resources. To set up a session either of your class, small group, or one-on-one, please call 758-6565 ext. 440. Informing the librarian of student research topics will help the librarians tailor their presentations to the specific course and will increase the students' perception and participation.