Faculty Resources

Faculty Resources

Instructional Services | Course Reserve | Copyright Help | Open Access | Subject Librarian

Instructional Services

The Trocaire College Libraries offer instructors the opportunity to have a librarian come to their classroom to teach their students library skills and information literacy.

Each session is tailored to your coursework to utilize the skills and competencies your students will need to complete their research assignments and projects effectively.

Popular topics for instruction:

  • Avoiding plagiarism
  • Citations and formatting
  • Evaluating information critically
  • Identifying primary and secondary resources
  • Identifying scholarly vs. popular resources
  • Library resource demonstration (databases, eBooks, library catalog)
  • Media bias and literacy
  • Netiquette
  • Topic selection

We usually cover 2-3 topics per 50 minute session. You may wish to schedule a longer session, or add a follow-up LRI session, if you feel your students need more instruction.

Your subject librarian can collaborate with you on developing or redefining a research paper or project.

To set up an LRI session, click here and fill out the form. Your subject librarian will respond shortly.

Course Reserves

Utilize the Trocaire College Libraries’ course reserves to allow your students access to essential materials in the library.

Find out if an item is on reserve by checking our library catalog.

Guidelines for Materials on Reserve

  • Textbooks, books, and DVDs may be held on reserve for your students.
  • Faculty may suggest materials for purchase for the reserve collection for student and faculty use.
  • Textbooks cannot be purchased by the library. They may be donated by faculty or the department.
  • Materials on reserve may be borrowed by Faculty for use within the classroom or personal research. Students may only use reserve materials in the library.
  • Faculty may return reserve materials directly to either library or use our dropbox located outside The Commons at the main campus.
  • Faculty must return reserve materials within one week so other faculty and students can use these materials.


Reserve Requests

To find out if the library has a copy of the item you would like placed on reserve, check our library catalog.

If the item you would like on reserve is not currently held by the Trocaire College Libraries, speak to your subject librarian or consider submitting a Resource Request.

Copyright Help

Copyright can cause all kinds of confusion when it comes to researching, writing and publishing.
The Trocaire College Libraries have a number of tools and resources that can help answer some of these questions.

Copyright for Faculty

For details on copyright and fair use, please review the Copyright for Faculty PDF.

Fair Use Checklist

For help determinine Fair Use, please review the Fair Use Checklist.

Open Access

Open access resources are digital materials of all types that are made freely available to use, distribute, and modify. Open access resources are either released into the public domain or under a license that permits their free use, such as a Creative Commons License. Open Educational Resources (OER) are open resources that were designed or can be used for educational purposes.
Find out more by checking out our infographic.

Creative Commons Licenses

Creative Commons Licenses are sets of licenses that allow you to share your work for free while still maintaining control over how the work is shared. Although not required, most open resources are released under a Creative Commons License.
Find out more by checking out our infographic.

Places to find open resources

Click here for a list of places to find open educational resources.

Subject Librarians

Each of our librarians specialize in certain subject areas. Click here to find the subject librarian for your area.