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Last updated 1/29/16
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 :

Below is the schedule for Library sessions for your Spring Semester 2016 classes.

This is a tentative schedule only-- if you prefer a different date for your Library session, please contact the Library staff member in charge of your section to reschedule.

If we do not hear from you, we will assume that you approve of the date listed, and we will visit your classroom on that date to present the library program. Please let us know if you desire a different schedule, or a different location (the Arts & Sciences computer lab in the library is now often available).

Instructors of Online Courses :

A Library presentation for distance learners is offered on the lower section of this page. A full Library Instruction component also is included in the Moodle ACA 115 and ACA 122 master classes.

Let us know if we can be of further assistance to you!

Library Professionals Contact Information

Charles -- x1306 or     Becky -- x1525 or

For any questions or concerns, please let us know--we will work with you to resolve it. Thank you for your cooperation!

Library Instruction Schedule for On-Campus ACA Classes
Spring 2016

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

Please contact Becky Cleland with questions or corrections.
ACA 115 Library Sessions Spring 2016

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.

A PDF version of Becky Cleland's Powerpoint presentation is also available as a supplement.

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 back 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 (which is also linked on the Library webpage in the left column).
  • Part Two of this exercise is designed to familiarize you with finding information in common formats available via Library resources. 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 need assistance, please come to the library and ask for help, or contact the library staff by phone or email. Library Staff and Hours and Directions to the Library will provide you with "who, when and where."