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Faculty & Staff Services

The services offered by the JSCC Libraries to Faculty & Staff include library orientation and skills instruction for classes; research training for staff; research assignment design consultation; course reserves; and professional research services.  Please see the sections below for more detail on each service.

Professional Journals

Services for faculty and staff

If you would like to request a library orientation, instruction, or research workshop for your class, please select your campus location and complete the online form.

Jefferson Campus LRC

Shelby Campus LRC

St. Clair Campus LRC

Chilton Campus LRC

If you would like to request the development of a guide for a specific course, please use the link to complete the online form below:

Request Guide Development

Faculty can place materials on reserve at any JSCC Library.  Reserves can be in the form of material owned by the faculty member or material owned by the libraries.  Course reserves are kept at the circulation desk and may be used in the library and photocopied. Please note that the libraries do not purchase circulating copies of current textbooks. Faculty are encouraged to place high demand text books on reserve for their courses, especially if they are in short supply.

By providing material to be placed on reserve in the libraries, faculty understand and guarantee that the materials are in accordance with Fair Use Guidelines and in compliance with Copyright Laws.

The JSCC Libraries provide a plugin to the college's learning management system [Blackboard] which gives instructors an easy way to create and manage course reading lists right from the course shell.  The Curriculum Builder LMS plugin enables instructors to bring the libraries' quality databases, ebooks, and other digital resources easily and directly into the online learning environment.

Here’s how it works:

  • Search your library’s content from within the Blackboard
  • Simply click “Add to Reading List” and your selections are saved
  • Annotate reading list items and copy other reading lists.

Screen shots and further instructions coming soon.

The JSCC Libraries also serve the faculty and staff of the college.  As such, the librarians are happy to assist you with your research needs in areas such as course and curriculum development, classroom support materials, program accreditation preparation, and grant support research. We can also assist you with your research as part of your personal degree programs. 

Embed Guides into Blackboard

Embed Guides from the Library Website into Blackboard

Use the tutorial for instructions on embedding the JSCC Libraries LibGuides content into Blackboard.  Using the LTI Tool called JSCC Libraries, you can embed content from the JSCC Libraries website.  Your options are:

  • Full LibGuide for a course, program, or service page
  • Single page from a LibGuide course, program, or service page
  • Content boxes from any LibGuide

To access the tutorial, click the button below:

LibGuides Logo as Button