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Library Services for Faculty & Staff: Overview

Faculty and staff have access to a wide range of library services and resources to support their instructional, professional, or personal research needs.

Library, Research, & Information Literacy Instruction

Instruction is available for any NCC course in which students perform research. Sessions can be scheduled for the library classrooms, your classroom, or online through Zoom. Tailored to your assignment and students' needs, we provide:

- full-length classes
- 15 to 20 minute mini-lessons
- labs (independent search time with a librarian present to answer questions)
- recorded video lectures and tutorials

Embedded Librarians

Request an embedded librarian

If you'd like a librarian to join your students in your Blackboard course and work with them throughout the semester, consider requesting an Embedded Librarian. Depending on your preferences, your embedded librarian could:

- respond to student questions on the discussion forums
- teach a class session
- provide video lectures or tutorials
- develop learning materials or research guide content for your class or assignment
- meet with students for individual research consultations

Other Instructional & Class Support

Learning Materials

Developed by the librarians, learning materials are available to assist students before, after, or in place of library instruction, including:

If the above existing learning materials and support do not fit your needs, please connect with a librarian to create something customized to your class or assignment.

Course Reserves

Faculty can hold library or personal teaching materials on the physical library course reserve shelf or digitally through Blackboard for students to use. For more information about reserves, contact:

  • For Bethlehem: Laurel Bruce; Information Services Assistant;, Anne Bittner; Associate Professor/ Cataloger / Bibliographer;
  • For Monroe: Natalie Kulick; Assistant Director, Library Services;
On-Campus Make-up Test Proctoring

Students in on-campus or hybrid courses can have make-up tests and accommodated tests for extended time proctored by either library's testing center, however, restrictions apply.

View more information about exam proctoring through our Testing Center

Professional & Personal Research Assistance

Our print collections and databases are accessible to faculty and staff for professional and personal use in their entirety. To log in to our databases, use your NCC single-sign-on / Workday username and password. 

Highlighted Professional Resources in Our Collections:
Interlibrary Loan

Need something we don't have access to? Our Interlibrary Loan service can be used to obtain materials that are not available through the NCC Libraries.

Get Research Help from a Librarian

Want to work with someone on your research or citations? Our librarians are available to meet with you for in-depth research appointments to assist you with your work. 

Share Your Assignment
Let the librarians know what research assignments your students are working on so we can help them find appropriate sources that meet your expectations. Submit it here. 
Questions? Need Help?
Contact the librarians by emailing, calling (610) 861-5359 or visiting one of our Research Help desks. You can also chat with us. We look forward to the opportunity to work with you!