Library Services for New and Visiting Faculty

Welcome to Colorado College.

Liaison Librarians

Each academic department or program has a liaison librarian. We encourage you to contact your liaison librarian as you begin planning your CC courses. Your liaison librarian will:

  • Help you assess library collections and electronic resources to support your courses or research.
  • Help identify and order materials to support student research for your class.
  • Provide customized instruction sessions on library resources and research methods for your classes.
  • Help you structure research assignments for the Block Plan.
  • Give you an individual tour and orientation to the library.
  • Set up accounts and provide training in Interlibrary Loan and RefWorks (personal bibliographic software).
  • Assist in your own research.
  • Help you stay current in your field through journal contents alert services.

If you are unable to reach your liaison librarian, call the Research Desk at 719-389-6662.

Instruction Program

First Year Program Classes: An important goal of the First Year Program is to introduce students to the academic library and the research process. Each FYP course will have an assigned librarian who can help you in planning the library component of your course. If you are teaching an FYP course and have not been contacted by a liaison librarian, contact Carlos Duarte (719-389-6672). The library has developed Student Learning Outcomes that scaffolds student learning for their acadmeic career at CC.

All Other Classes: If you are making an assignment in any class that requires library research, call your liaison librarian to schedule an instruction session. The library has two electronic classrooms where students can gain hands-on experience with library databases and get a start on their research.

Ordering Library Materials for Your Courses

Your liaison librarian can help you evaluate library collections and electronic resources that are available to support your courses or research. In brief:

The library does not purchase required texts for courses. These should be ordered through the Bookstore. Supplemental readings for reserves or student research projects will be ordered. The library purchases audio-visual materials for use in classes. All videos and DVDs are cataloged in the library catalog. Music CD's should be requested through the Music Library. Contact Daryll Stevens (719-389-6126). Journal and Database subscriptions represent an ongoing commitment of library funds, requests are reviewed by the library's Collection Development Group periodically and ordered if collection criteria are met and funds available. Please consult with your liaison librarian.

You may use the Request a Purchase form on the web page to order DVDs or videos to use in your class, or send order information directly to your liaison librarian. Please include as much information as possible, including title, language, publisher, director, and date. Please also include vendor website or catalog information if you have this information. If you wish the title to be placed on reserve please note on the order request.

Course Readings: Coursepaks and Print Reserves

Faculty have several options for distributing class readings. Required texts should be ordered through the CC Bookstore. For collections of readings, the Bookstore will handle the production and copyright clearance for Coursepaks. (contact the Bookstore at 389-6794.) We recommend Coursepaks as the best option.

Print and A/V Reserves: The library will also place books, videos, DVD's and other materials on reserve for your course at the Circulation Desk, including personal copies that you want to make available to your class. Materials obtained through Interlibrary Loan or Prospector may NOT be placed on reserve due to copyright restrictions. Reserve material is kept behind the Circulation Desk and is not a browsing collection. Unless you specify differently, items may be checked out for 3 hours for use in the library.

Please let the Circulation Department know if you plan to use a video we own in a class, so that we can be sure it is available when you need it. Videos circulate to the CC community. For Library Reserves, contact the Circulation Department at 389-6189.

Borrowing Materials from Tutt Library

Your CC ID is called the Gold Card and this is also your library card. Faculty loan rules are outlined on the library web page under Borrowing Policy for CC Faculty. In brief, books circulate to faculty for six months, with one renewal allowed. All loans are subject to recall after two weeks. Loan periods for videos and DVD's are more restricted. Faculty members are not charged fines for overdue items, but will be charged replacement costs for books that are not returned within the terms of the policy.

For visitors, your library privileges will run until the last block you are teaching, and due dates for checked out items will be adjusted accordingly.

Prospector and Interlibrary Loan

Tutt Library also uses traditional Interlibrary Loan and commercial document delivery services to acquire materials for users. The rich collections of the Center for Research Libraries in Chicago are available through Interlibrary Loan. You will need to register online to use the service. Contact Caitlin Perkins, ILL Coordinator (Email, 389- 6664).


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