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Library Orientation

This guide provides information about how to access the CLTCC Library/LRC resources.

Welcome (Start Here)

Welcome to the Central Louisiana Technical Community College Central Louisiana Technical Community College Library!

The CLTCC Library provides all its resources electronically through the CLTCC Library website. There are over 100,000 electronic periodical titles, electronic books (ebooks), images, and videos available for student, faculty, and staff use. Students, faculty, and staff have access to these extensive resources both on- and off-campus.

To access the databases, use your LoLA username and password.

Remote access is particularly beneficial to our library users, as access to CLTCC library’s online resources are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year from anywhere Internet access is available. 

This Library Guide (LibGuide) will cover the resources and services the library provides, how to access those resources, and more. Click each tab to learn more.

For more information, contact the Librarian at 318.487.5443 ext. 1137/1931 or library@cltcc.edu.

How to Access the Library's Resources (downloadable)

 

See below for downloadable Orientation PDF.

 

About the Library

About Us

The CLTCC Library and LRCs offer a wide range of resources for students, faculty, and staff. The CLTCC Library and LRCs are committed to offering excellent services while adhering to Central Louisiana Technical Community College's overall mission.

With computers for student use, high-speed internet access, wireless network, digital scanning, and free printing for assignments, the CLTCC Library and LRCs serve as study, printing, and research hubs for students. In addition to individual PCs, the CLTCC Library and LRCs feature an extensive online collection of e-books and e-journals. The CLTCC Library and LRCs are also part of the LOUIS consortium, giving CLTCC students, faculty, and staff access to a wide variety of electronic resources.

For Library hours: https://cltcclibrary.cltcc.edu/home

Electronic Resources

24-hour online access to:

  • 98 databases
  • Over 71,000 full-text electronic journals
  • Over 32,700 e-books
  • Collection of digital images and maps

Librarians are happy to assist with any questions you may have. For more information, contact the Librarian at 318.487.5443 ext. 1137/1931 or library@cltcc.edu.

Library Mission

The Central Louisiana Technical Community College Library and Learning Resource Centers (CLTCC Library and LRCs) exist to support the mission, vision, strategic plan, and learning outcomes of Central Louisiana Technical Community College. Our staff, collection, resources, and services exist to support academic excellence, intellectual curiosity, social awareness, and workforce development. To that end, the library endeavors to educate students to recognize their information needs, and then, locate, evaluate, and use the information they've gathered both ethically and effectively.

Library Values

  • We recognize users as our primary focus.
  • We promote equity of access to information.
  • We respect user privacy.
  • We defend intellectual freedom.
  • We value diversity.
  • We support self-education, learning, research, and scholarship.

Library Goals and Objectives

Goal 1: Ensure that Library resources reflect and enhance academic excellence at CLTCC. 

  • Objective 1.1: Collaborate with stakeholders to provide access to a broad range of electronic resources. 

  • Objective 1.2: Ensure inclusiveness by improving Library services to remote and online students, first generation students, and at-risk students. 

Assessment Measure: The Library will survey user satisfaction levels with services and resources. The Library will work with Institutional Effectiveness to conduct the survey.  

Intended Results: Results of the survey will provide valuable feedback on the quality of services and resources provided by the Library to the CLTCC community.  

 

Goal 2: Establish Library services that enable CLTCC students to make connections within and beyond the College. 

  • Objective 2.1: Provide CLTCC’s social media followers with knowledge and skills for evaluating information found and shared online. 

  • Objective 2.2: Develop programs that enhance and encourage intellectual curiosity. 

Assessment Measurement: Each month, the Library will post either original content or share reputable content on the topic of misinformation and/or evaluating sources. 

Intended Results: To raise awareness about the need to critically evaluate information before sharing online and to use information in an ethical manner. 

  

Goal 3: Increase the knowledge and skills of Library staff. 

  • Objective 3.1: Take advantage of professional development opportunities provided by CLTCC, LCTCS, LOUIS, ALA, and other organizations. 

  • Objective 3.2: Actively seek out opportunities to participate in professional organizations through presentations. 

Assessment Measurement: Librarians will submit end of month reports documenting all professional development activities. 

Intended Results: Librarians will stay abreast of current trends in librarianship. 

Library Initiatives

The following Library initiatives are in the discussion stages. This list will evolve and continue to be updated.

  • Assessment
    • Information Literacy Instruction
      • Create online modules
      • Offer workshops
      • Provide sessions for faculty teaching classes across the curriculum
    • Space Utilization
    • Events and Experiences
      • Encourage exploration of social and cultural events
  • Collections
    • Revise and update reference collections
    • Improve e-book holdings, using patron-driven acquisitions
  • Facilities
    • Update and improve technology
  • Faculty and Curriculum
    • Encourage use of open access materials
  • Service
    • Improve services to online and remote learners
    • Increase face-to-face outreach
    • Faculty support
      • Improve support services
    • Instruction
      • Help faculty embed Information Literacy learning outcomes across the curriculum
      • Create online video tutorials
  • Staffing
    • Increase staffing
    • Encourage professional development
    • Promote diversity and inclusiveness

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