Instructors may put items such as books, audiovisual materials, readings, sample exams, and supplementary materials on Reserve for their classes.
To place items on Reserve at the Downtown Library instructors should contact one of the Downtown librarians
(Deb Diller, 608-258-2498, firstname.lastname@example.org ; or
Virginia Bryan, 608-258-2320, email@example.com )
The libraries provide several options for instructors who want to enhance the learning experience for their online students, or include library information in their Blackboard courses. These include:
For more information on ways to supplement tradition library instruction in an online environment, click here.
Madison College faculty and staff may obtain a free courtesy card allowing access and borrowing privileges at all UW-Madison campus libraries by presenting a photo ID and proof of institutional affiliation at UW-Madison Memorial Library.
Library instructional services at the Downtown library include:
Because of space limitations, Downtown library instruction sessions normally take place in one of the DTEC computer labs.
Here are some suggested guidelines to follow when scheduling an instruction session:
Contact one of the Downtown librarians as soon as you know that you are going to need an instruction session for your class.
A lead time of 2 weeks is recommended. This will allow time for the librarian to schedule a lab and prepare for your class.
Have an alternate date in mind, in case the time you request is already booked.
Be prepared to discuss your specific needs and expectations for the session with the librarian.
Consider tying the session to a class assignment. In general, library instruction sessions are more effective when done in conjunction with a specific assignment that offers students an opportunity to practice the skills and strategies taught.
Plan to attend the instruction session with your class.
If you're looking for videos and video clips to show in your classes, Films on Demand -- the library's newest digital resource -- could be just the ticket.
Click on the logo below to access the database directly:
Or click on the Films on Demand guide link below for information on how to incorporate the resource into your classes:
Photocopiers for faculty and staff use are located in the Copy Center (D127). Access to the Copy Center is by OneCard only.
In order to use the machines, you will need to key in your department's MC code. Please contact your department if you do not know your code.
The Copy Center also has staplers, a 3-hole punch, a paper cutter, a Scantron, and a shredder for staff and faculty use.
For assistance, please contact the Helpdesk at 246-6666.
The library does not provide exam proctoring services. An instructor may make allow a student to take an exam in the library. However, staff cannot provide any supervision or guarantee that exam conditions (quiet, absence of distractions, etc.) will be maintained.
For information about proctoring options, please contact your department.
To recommend an item for inclusion in the Downtown Library collection, please contact:
Deb Diller, 258-2498 firstname.lastname@example.org, or
Virginia Bryan, 258-2320 email@example.com
You can also submit a recommendation using the online form link below. (Please note that a recommendation submitted online will go to Truax.)
There is a Staff Lab for faculty use in Room D129. The lab contains 7 PCs, 3 Macs, a printer, and a fax machine.
Your OneCard should gain you access to the lab. If it does not, please contact your department and request access to the lab and other staff areas at DTEC.
The lab is maintained by the IT department. If you experience problems, please contact the HelpDesk at 246-6666.