Library Classroom Support Policies | Casper College, Wyoming

Library Classroom Support Policies

Information Literacy Instruction


Casper College Instruction

Casper College librarians offer library instruction sessions that support the College curricula and those classes conducted by Casper College faculty.

The Library’s instruction program has major two goals:

  1. To address the skills needed to find and use information related to course assignments
  2. To support current information literacy standards, and to teach those skills which foster life-long learning

To ensure adequate preparation time, faculty requesting library instruction should contact the subject librarian for their department at least one week in advance. Requests made with less than one week lead-time may not be accommodated.

Instruction Requests from Institutions Outside Casper College

The Casper College Library welcomes relationships and collaboration with local school districts.  Requests from these educational partners which require CC librarian instruction can be accommodated within the following guidelines:

 Classes offered by Casper College to its students are the Library’s main charge and must take priority in the scheduling of librarian time and library space.

  • The Library requires a minimum of a two week advanced notification for any visit
  • The visiting teacher/librarian MUST provide a copy of the related assignment
    • Including clear learning objectives for the Casper College instruction, and any relevant information regarding current levels of student knowledge must be relayed at least two weeks before the session
    • An accurate headcount must be provided at least one week prior
    • Due to licensing restrictions on database access, instruction will be limited to State Library and WYLD resources, including the Natrona County Public Library’s website
  • If students are minors 18 and under, the visiting teacher/librarian must accompany the students throughout the visit
    • The Library strongly recommends additional adult supervision for all classes, and one adult per ten students for those classes with 20 or more students

 Out of respect for the time and energy of the Library’s staff, the Library cannot accommodate any requests which do not meet these criteria, or which deviate from the originally submitted request within two weeks of instruction.  These requests will be treated as site visits, with no librarian instruction.

Student behavioral incidents are the responsibility of the visiting staff and the Library reserves the right to cancel a session due to unresolved incidents.

Resource Acquisition and Accreditation Support

Casper College faculty are invited to suggest resources for purchase throughout the year as they relate to curricula and accreditation needs. Please contact your liaison librarian for these requests.

Casper College librarians can work with faculty on the library portion of any accreditation reports. In order to produce a comprehensive report, the Library recommends that requests of this nature should be brought to the appropriate subject librarian at least one semester before the report is due. Requests made within one month of the required date may not be accommodated.  

Classroom Technology

The Library provides up to 20 iPads or Chromebooks to support faculty classroom activities or projects. To reserve devices for your class please contact the Circulation Desk (2269).

Library Classroom

The Casper College Library has two classrooms LI215a and LI215b, each equipped with 24 chromebooks to meet the Library’s instructional needs.  Casper College faculty may request library instruction with a CC librarian in the library via the Library’s Instruction Request Form.

Faculty may reserve LI215b for their instructional needs if library instruction is not scheduled, however, library instruction takes priority for this space. Any requests for use must be directed to the Library Director. CC instructors using LI215b without library instruction from a Casper College librarian should be aware that these classes may be re-scheduled and/or moved to a different location should the Library have an instructional need. In the case of a conflicting reservation, the Library will assist faculty in finding a new time or space to accommodate the original request.

Upon removal of the soft-wall divider, LI215a and LI215b may also be used together as an Event Room seating 80 people. This event space is available for campus use when not occupied by library or faculty instruction. Any requests for use must be directed to the Library Director.

Due to increasing demand, the library classroom is available for semester-long courses, but may only be reserved for those courses falling outside the hours of 8am-3pm.  This restriction ensures the library classroom is available during high-use hours in order to best meet the Library’s mission and goals of library instructional support. To make a semester-long reservation, please contact the library director.

Course Reserves (Faculty)

Course Reserves are a valuable tool for making hard-to-find material available to students. The Library highly encourages faculty to take advantage of this service. Course Reserves are maintained behind the Circulation Desk and made available to students for a length of time designated by the course instructor. The Course Reserves Collection should be used only for high traffic, high demand material required in current courses.

The Library is able to place the following materials on Reserve:

  • Books, CDs & DVDs (supplied by faculty or the library)
  • Photocopies of journal/magazine/newspaper articles (supplied by faculty)
  • Solution manuals, handbooks & textbook supplements (supplied by faculty)
  • Course syllabi, lecture notes & sample exams (supplied by faculty)

Faculty can submit reserve requests via the Library's course reserves form.

In order to best serve students and to preserve available space, course reserves are reviewed at the start of each semester.  Items that have not circulated after two semesters will be returned to the main collection or to the original owner if supplied by faculty.

The Casper College Library policy for reserves service is derived from the fair use provisions of United States Copyright Act, Title 17. We make every effort to ensure that submissions are in compliance with the spirit of the law.