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Isothermal Community College
P.O. Box 804, Spindale NC 28160
(828) 395-1307  fax (828) 286-8208

Charles P. Wiggins, Director of Library Services

Library Component for ACA 115 and ACA 122 Courses

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Library Instruction Videos

Important Information for ACA Instructors

Instructors of Traditional, WB and HY Courses ---

One of the professional Librarians will come to your classroom for one session to give an instructional presentation on information literacy and how to access information using the Library. Below is a chart showing the schedule for the Library sessions for your classes in the coming semester. If you need to reschedule your session, please contact the Library staff member responsible for delivering your Library session, and we will make adjustments as necessary. See Library Staff and Hours for contact information.

Since the Library no longer has a permanently designated presentation space, the presentation likely will be made in your classroom. The librarian in charge of your presentation may contact you to determine whether you have a working projector in your classroom; if not, other arrangements will be made.

Instructors of Online Courses ---

A Library presentation for distance learners is offered on this page below the schedule for traditional classes, and a full Library Instruction component is included in the Moodle ACA 115 and ACA 122 master classes. Let us know if we can be of further assistance to you.

** For any other issues please let me know and we will work it out! Thank you for your cooperation. Becky Cleland ~ 828-395-1525 ~

Library Instruction Schedule for
Traditional-Format Classes
Fall 2015

Library sessions for the current semester's tradtional-format ACA sections will be posted here for reference, subject to change as necessary.

Please contact Becky Cleland with questions or corrections.
ACA Library Session Schedule

Library Instruction for ACA 115 and ACA 122 Online:
Introduction to Information Literacy and How to Find Information Using the College Library

These videos are meant only as introductions to the subjects they address; for specific information on any part of the content, consult your instructor or the library staff. The videos are short and can be watched as many times as you like until you understand each concept. You can replay and pause a video to copy URLs or other useful information. Enjoy and learn!

Part One:
Introduction to Information Literacy and
How to Find Information Using the Library (3:45)

Part Two:
Finding Books in the College Library (3:26)

Part Three:
Finding Information in Magazines,
Journals and Databases (3:31)
Part Four:
Evaluating Information
and Using It Ethically (3:31)

ACA 115 and ACA 122 Library Exercise

The Library Exercise Parts I and II, are available in a .pdf file at this link. The pre-completed Example Exercise for Part II is included at the end of Part II to help guide you in working on that section of the exercise.

  • Part One of this exercise, created by the professional library staff to introduce you to Library resources, policies and procedures, can be completed using information found in the Library Handbook.
  • Part Two of this exercise is designed to familiarize you with finding information in common formats available for research. It is recommended that you complete it after viewing the Library presentation Introduction to Information Literacy and Finding Information in the College Library (videos located above).
If you feel you need additional assistance, please come to the library and ask the staff for help, or contact the library staff by phone or email. Library Staff and Hours and Directions to the Library provide you with information on "who, when and where."