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Instruction and Research Services

 

 Research Service  Library Instruction  Collection Development
 

 

Instruction and Research Services Department faculty and staff provide research assistance to library users in person, by phone, text and also by email and instant messaging through the Ask-A-Librarian service. Librarians in the Department teach library instruction at faculty request to over 150 classes per year, provide access to quality reference materials and electronic databases and coordinate outreach activities for the library. Please stop by the Research Center or call us with any questions about research or the services we provide.

   
  The Research Center is staffed:
   Fall and Spring semesters:  
 


 Monday - Tuesday
 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. 

Wednesday - Thursday
12pm-9pm

Friday - Saturday 
Closed

Sunday
12 p.m. – 9 p.m.

 

 
Hours vary during exam week, between semesters and on holidays. Check the the Library Hours page.
 
 

Library Instruction

  Georgia College Librarians offer library instruction for courses, departments, groups, and individuals. Instruction librarians teach the use and interpretation of library resources in various subject areas and formats. Instruction can be scheduled for the English 1101program, Freshmen Seminars, Upper Division Courses and Graduate Research Courses. Librarians also provide point-of-need instruction to individuals at the Reference Desk.

The goal of the department is to teach students to conduct effective research and think critically about the research process. Instruction can be scheduled from our Instruction Page or Contact the Instruction Coordinator Jolene Cole for more information (jolene.cole@gcsu.edu or 478-445-0989).

 

Research Services 

  Using their broad knowledge of information sources and the library's collection, Reference Librarians can help you find the information you need. They can be a valuable asset in helping you with your research and information needs. While Reference librarians staff the Research Center they also respond to questions by phone, 478-445-0979, or online using the "Ask-a-Librarian" link. So, even if you're out of the library, you can still get help from a Reference Librarian.
 

Collection Development

 

Faculty, staff, and students each play an important role in developing the library's collection of information resources in support of academic programs and lifelong learning. Each academic department has a liaison who works with a library liaison teamto identify collection needs and coordinate collection development efforts.

Book requests may be submitted by sending an email request to the library liaison for your department. Gifts of books, journals, and media are an important means of developing the collection. The Library welcomes gifts that support the curriculum of Georgia College and the mission of the Library. Gifts are accepted with the understanding that the Library reserves the right to determine the ultimate disposition of gift materials. No guarantee is made that they will be added to the collection or retained in the collection indefinitely. 

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