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Library Instruction

Information literacy is a set of abilities requiring students to recognize when they need informationand be able to ethically access, evaluate, and synthesize the needed information for academic, career, or personal gain. The librarians at Green River Community College seek to take an active role in infusing Information Literacy into student learning across campus.

Instruction Request Form

Course Reserves

How do I put an item on reserve?

Bring materials to be placed on reserve to the Circulation desk at the Holman Library and fill out a course reserve card. Example Course Reserve Card

What can I put on reserve?

The library can arrange for almost anything to be placed on reserve. Books, media, articles, book chapters, assignments, presentations, solutions, images, syllabi and other similar materials can be put on reserve.

When can I place an item on reserve?

We accept materials at any time during the academic year, but it is recommended that you bring items at least one week before the beginning of the quarter.

When will reserve items be ready for student use?

Reserve items are processed within 48 hours. We will give you an estimated time that your items will be ready at the time you place the reserve. We ask that you keep the processing time in mind when you inform students when the material(s) will be available for checkout. All reserve requests are processed in the order they are received.

Do you have electronic reserve?

Yes. Electronic items can be placed on reserve for students to access through the library catalog. These items may be submitted on CDs, USB drives, photocopies or email attachments (preferred). Instructors are responsible for copyright compliance. Published copyrighted material is password protected.

What is the checkout time for reserve items?

You choose the checkout time when you put an item on reserve. Checkout time can range from 30 minutes to an entire quarter.

Can I put something on reserve that is not from the library's collection?

Yes. You can put a personal or other copy of an item on reserve, but materials are placed on reserve at the owner's risk. Personal copies will be returned at the end of the quarter, or the time specified by the instructor. The circulation staff is not responsible for lost, damaged or stolen reserve materials

How long do items stay on reserve?

Reserve materials are removed at the end of each quarter, or at the time specified by the instructor. Notify circulation staff by phone (ext. 2090), email, or in person before the end of the current quarter to update lists and retain material for the next quarter.

Can I put student's work on reserve?

Students' works are protected by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974. The instructor must have signed written permission for all student papers, projects, video presentations, etc. before they can be placed on reserve.

What about copyright?

Instructors are responsible for copyright compliance. See additional copyright information.

Can I put a set of books on reserve for my class?

Yes. It is recommended that you arrange for a time to bring your whole class to the library to check out the books.

Media Services

The Media Services department is available to help you set-up, purchase, or rent media equipment for classroom use. You can request the delivery of media equipment such as projectors, TVs, VCRs, DVD players, data projectors, video cameras, tripods, and more.

Media Services is responsible for all checked out equipment. Call Media Services (ext. 2108) for repair and troubleshooting. Call the IT Help Desk (ext. 2222) for problems with classroom computers, printers, and other technical/office equipment.

Please see Holman Library's Media Resources Collection Development Policy for collection development guidelines.

Your Librarian

What can a librarian liaison do for your division?
  • Create online Subject & Class Guides for student research
  • Promote library services, collections, and resources at division meetings
  • Demonstrate new library tools
  • Answer questions about library collections, policies and resources

Please e-mail or phone the librarian that represents your division:

Jody SegalMarji MacKenzie
email: email:
phone: Ext. 2103 phone: Ext. 2101
Instruction Liaison - all divisions Collection Liaison - all divisions


The issues surrounding "Fair Use" and copyright are complicated. Holman Library has collected a few sources to help you make the decision as to what is - and isn't - fair use in your classroom.

Copyright Fair Use Information from the American Library Association
Association of Research Libraries (ARL) Faculty Brochure
When works pass into the public domain by Lolly Gasaway, University of North Carolina
Copyright and Fair Use - Stanford University (Nolo)

Need Assistance?

If you have a question about copyright or Fair Use, your Faculty librarians will be more than happy to assist you. Contact your division liaison.