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Distance Education | Bibliographic Instruction Sessions | Instructional Resources Center (IRC) | Interlibrary Loan | LIB 101 | Reference by Appointment | Reserves (Electronic Reserves)  | Software  


Distance Education – For those students who are taking courses from a remote area, the library provides the same level of service and resources as they do for on-campus students. For more information, please visit the Distance Education Services page.

Bibliographic Instruction Sessions – The reference staff of Roberts-LaForge Library offers several instructional services including library orientations, introductions to using the library, or resource-specific presentations. Please visit the Library Instruction page for more details. Be sure to call the Reference Department at 846-4431 to schedule a BI session for your class.  

Instructional Resources Center (IRC) – Along with containing a large collection of DVDs, videos, software, teacher resources, textbooks, and children’s books, the IRC provides such invaluable services as poster printing, color printing, and more. Please visit the IRC’s web page for more information.

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) – For those books or articles that Roberts-LaForge does not have in-house, the ILL department can acquire them for you from other libraries around the country. Please visit the Interlibrary Loan page for more information.

LIB 101, Fundamentals of Information Literacy – Introduction to the principles, concepts, and practices of information literacy, including the critical thinking skills necessary to identify, evaluate, and use diverse information sources effectively. LIB 101 is a practical way for students to get the experience they need to do in-depth research or find the answers to elusive questions.

Reference by Appointment – Open to Delta State University faculty, staff, or students who need assistance identifying and using print and electronic resources available in Roberts-LaForge Library. This service is designed for those with in-depth questions who would like to talk one-on-one with a reference librarian. To faculty: this is a great service if your students are having difficulty in finding the right resources. For more information, call the Reference Department at 846-4431. Click here to access the consultation form.

Reserves (Electronic Reserves) – Materials are placed on Reserve by faculty members for specific classes in order to allow a larger number of students to use a limited number of materials. Additionally, articles, notes, or tests can be accessed electronically through the library’s catalog. For more information on reserves, and how to place items on reserve, please visit the Reserve Materials page.      

Software – The library recieves software with many of the books it purchases.  This software is housed at the Circulation Desk.  The library also purchases software that can be used at the IRC (Instructional Resources Center).  We have headphones that you can check out and use at computers in the Reference department of the library and the IRC.      




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