Library

Contact Information

Chair: VACANT
E-mail:
Office: Library Building 124
Phone: 208-792-2395
FAX: 208-792-2831
Web: http://www.lcsc.edu/library

The LCSC Library supports the mission of the college by promoting student success through services provided and resources made available to the campus community. The Library is committed to building and maintaining relevant collections and providing focused services to support the college’s core missions and the curriculum wherever it is offered and however it is delivered. The Library is an integral part of the instructional program of the college and serves as a classroom extension for faculty and students involved in independent reading, study, and research. A variety of print and non-print resources, media and databases are provided to stimulate intellectual curiosity while satisfying academic, vocational and recreational needs.

Library Collection

The Library collection is comprised of print and electronic journals and books, curriculum materials (primarily K-12), media, government documents, microform items and serials. Special collections include the Lewis-Clark Centennial Collection of Pacific Northwest materials; children’s and young adult literature; elementary and secondary school textbooks and the Allan H. Smith Collection. The Library also serves as a partial depository for federal documents. The Library subscribes to essential academic databases for undergraduate research to meet curricular and program needs.

Research Help

Librarians advise, instruct, and assist patrons on the effective use of resource materials in both print and digital formats. Assistance is available to support research needs including the development of research strategies, resource identification, and evaluation of resources.

Library Instruction

The LCSC Library employs a variety of instructional methods to help LCSC students develop the full range of information literacy skills needed to succeed in their courses and meet the expectations of their future employers. Together with course instructors, the librarians develop assignment-related instruction and subject guides. Librarians also provide individualized instruction to students on the use of library resources to complete their assignments. To meet the needs of distance students and provide self-paced in-depth instruction, the library offers online tutorials for research skills. These tutorials are available for faculty to download into the online course management system.

Borrowing from other Libraries

Inter-library loan is a service available to students, faculty and staff at LCSC. The service provides access to resources not available in the LCSC Library collection. The Library maintains local, regional and worldwide agreements with libraries for resource sharing. The Library will borrow books and obtain articles from other libraries for members of the campus community.

Barnes, Barbara L, MS, Professor

Bidwell, Lynne, MLS, Professor

Cromer, Jennifer J, MLIS, Associate Professor

Flower, Kate, MA, Assistant Professor

Thompson-Franklin, Samantha, MLIS, Professor