Faculty Resources & Services

Library Instruction, Research Guides, and Skill Tutorials

Upon faculty request, PTC librarians provide information literacy instruction to teach students how to find, retrieve, analyze, and use information effectively and ethically. Librarians offer instruction in person or online. Additional educational materials such as research guides and library skill tutorials are also available. 

It is requested that the instructor submit a copy of the assignment at least two weeks prior to and is present at the library session. Use the Library Instruction Request form to schedule a class.

PTC Copyright Center

The PTC Copyright Center takes you to resources that have been specifically developed for PTC instructors and students by the library staff. It includes general copyright resources, information about using protected materials in various course formats, a copyright clearance request form, and more.

Collection Development Opportunities

As subject experts, PTC faculty are encouraged to participate in developing the Library collection. Faculty are welcome to recommend resources for purchase or subscriptions to support college curriculum and research. 

Library purchases are dependent on availability of funds and librarian assessment. Send a list of recommendations to librarian@ptc.edu

Course Reserves

Instructors may place items on Reserve for their class(es) to use within the Library. These items may be library items or their own items and may remain on reserve for an entire term or a portion of a term. Fill out the PTC Library Reserves Request Form and allow 48 hours for materials to be added to the reserves collection. 

Chronicle of Higher Education

The electronic subscription of The Chronicle of Higher Education is available to faculty and staff on campus and remotely. Accessing the chronicle.com website while on campus does not require a login, but remote access requires an account that you must create while on campus.