Rose State College
Learning Resources Center
The Learning Resources Center at Rose State College provides traditional library services as well as academic testing services, overhead transparency production, classroom equipment circulation, audiotape duplication, instructional design assistance, tutoring services, closed-circuit TV broadcasting to the classroom, an open computer lab, and distance learning support.
The Learning Resources Center has a collection of over 100,000 print and audiovisual items and 25,000+ electronic books. The well-rounded reference library covers traditional subject areas as well as such specialties as law. A periodical collection of over 400 titles is available along with several full-text databases. Orientations to LRC services are provided upon request.
Your Rose State College photo ID is your library card. Please bring your photo ID with you. You will need to show it to check out materials or use LRC computers in the Second Floor AV computer lab. For more information see the Circulation Services Web Site.
To Check Out Circulating Books
Take your selection and your RSC photo ID to the Circulation Desk on the second floor of the LRC. Items check out for 21 days. Faculty may request an extended check out period if the materials are needed for a longer time. For more information see the Circulation Services Web Site.
To Check Out Reference Books and Magazines
Take your selections and your RSC photo ID to the Reference Desk on the first floor of the LRC. Sign for the materials for a three-day check out. Certain highly utilized materials may not be circulated. For more information see the Reference Services Web Site.
To Check Out Audiovisual Software and Hardware
Audiovisual software may be checked out at the Audiovisual Services desk for one week. Audiovisual equipment (including laptops, digital cameras, and projectors) may also be checked out for one week. Reservations must be made at least one day in advance. Equipment will not be delivered to the classroom because of the high risk of theft. Equipment operators are not provided by the LRC, but Audiovisual staff will familiarize professors with the operation of all equipment. Call 733-7544 for additional information about Audiovisual Services. For more information see the Audiovisual Services Web Site.
Laminating may be left in Audiovisual Services. Please give at least 24 hrs. for completion. Small orders are sometimes saved until there are enough requests. Please be sure to attach your name and phone number. Please be aware that lamination film will not adhere to some paper surfaces.
Class Orientations and Information Literacy Sessions
Call the Reference Librarian at 733-7543 to request library information literacy sessions for your classes. The LRC offers beginning and advanced orientations as well as special orientations tailored to the needs of a particular class. Please give the staff at least 24 hours notice and accompany your students when they come for an orientation. Orientations are held generally in LRC204D but may be scheduled in LRC110, if necessary.
If you wish to bring your class to the LRC for another reason, please call in advance. Even though you may not need the services of a librarian, it is important that visits are coordinated in a way that prevents competition for space and materials. For more information see the Reference Services Web Site
Bring items you wish to place on reserve (your personal materials or materials the LRC owns) to the Circulation Desk on the second floor at least 24 hours before you plan to have your students use them. Fill out a reserve form. A copy is attached.
Faculty Information about Reserves
Tell your students that the item is on reserve under your name, and that they should inquire at the Circulation Desk on the second floor of the LRC. Also, tell them how long the item may be checked out. LRC-owned textbooks are kept on reserve while current. All reserve materials will be returned to faculty or the LRC shelves at the end of the school year. For more information see the Circulation Services Web Site.
Ordering Materials for the LRC
Pick up an order form from your Division Dean or call 736-0259. Complete the form and attach a review, if possible. Return the form, with review, to your Dean. LRC ordering procedures are described in detail below.
Call Audiovisual Services at 733-7544 to have video programs shown in the classroom over the closed-circuit TV system. Faculty calling before 2:00pm may schedule broadcasts anytime after 4:00pm the same day. If a call is received after 2:00pm, a broadcast cannot be scheduled until after 4:00pm on the following day. To schedule for Monday, the request must be received before 2:00pm on Friday. Go to Audiovisual Services on the second floor to view videos in the LRC. For more information see the Audiovisual Services Web Site.
For support of classroom televisions call Electronics & Telecommunications Services at ext. 6267 or ext. 6265.
The library has access to many other sources of information that are not owned by the LRC. If the LRC does not have a particular item, it may be borrowed from another library through our national computer connection. Complete the online interlibrary loan form. Please allow one to two weeks for delivery. Call Ken Stockwell (ext. 7338) or Mary Kirk (ext. 6268), if you have questions. For more information or to access the online ILL request forms see the Interlibrary Loan Web Site.
Faculty copies of microfilm are at no charge, for course-related copying.
OK-Share is a cooperative program among libraries at Oklahoma’s public and private colleges and universities that allows higher education students, faculty, and staff from member libraries to borrow library materials from any other OK-Share library. Faculty OK-Share cards are valid for the academic year. For details see http://www.rose.edu/ok-share-program-
LRC Facts and Maps handout
An introduction to the LRC departments with maps and facts is available at the LRC Reference Desk on the first floor for those who would like to become familiar with the LRC on their own.
If you need a bibliography of LRC holdings on a specific topic, call the Dean, LRC, at 736-0259 (ext. 6259) to request it.
Please consider including the Learning Resources Center in your syllabus. Help us to promote our services, and help your students find reliable sources for their assignments. Suggested text about the LRC:
The Learning Resources Center is the best place to start your research. They have online databases and other great resources that give you broader and better results than by just Google-ing your topic. Go to http://www.rose.edu/lrc/onlinedb/ to get started. The databases can be used in the LRC or from your home computer. (You will need to log-in on campus first, just once.) For assistance, call the Reference Desk at 733-7543. LRC hours for Fall and Spring Semesters are Mon-Thurs 7:30 am to 10 pm; Friday 7:30 am to 5:00 pm; Saturday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm; Sunday 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm. (Times may vary for holidays & between semesters.)
If you have specific sources for the students to choose, please send us a list ahead of time for us to attempt to add them for the students OR consider making your list from materials we do have.
Student Reading Lists
The LRC staff will be happy to assist you in your preparation of student reading lists by adding call numbers and locations. Call the Dean, LRC, at 736-0259 for assistance.
If you have specific sources for the students to choose, please send us the list ahead of time for us to attempt to add them for the students (or consider making your list from the items we do have).
The LRC provides the equipment and material for making transparencies. Professors may make transparencies in the Audiovisual Services area. To print a transparency, a carbon-based master is necessary. An original should be duplicated (Xeroxed) before it is brought to the LRC.
The Instructional Support Center (LRC206) is equipped with CD writer, scanner, and videocaption capabilities. Instructional design and technology support is available should faculty need assistance with the equipment.
The LRC has a conference room (12-seat table) and a few small rooms which may be used for small group conferences. The conference room, seating 12 (LRC116) may be scheduled by calling 736-0261 (ext. 6261). Smaller rooms are available on a "first-come, first-served" basis. The conference room is open to recognized faculty and student organizations. For more information see the Reference Services Web Site.
Student Computer Lab
Computers and printers are available for use in the LRC Audiovisual Services, 2nd Floor (turn left immediately after entering the Library on the second floor). Bring your Rose State College photo ID and a 3.5 disk, CD-R, or USB flash drive to save your work. Paper (8.5" x 11") is furnished. The AV computer lab closes 30 minutes before the LRC. A list of software available in the computer lab is at http://www.rose.edu/lrc-computer-lab-software.
Notification of Periodical Contents
Faculty and administrative and professional staff may choose to receive photocopies of the contents pages of up to five periodicals. The contents pages are photocopied by library staff shortly after they are received, and the copies are distributed by campus mail. The library can supply lists of periodicals from which to choose. Call 733-7403. This service provides the table of contents only. Due to copyright restrictions, individuals are responsible for making copies of any library material they need.
Academic Testing Services
The Academic Testing Center administers make-up tests, advanced-standing tests, the Computer Proficiency Exam, and tests for self-paced, correspondence, Internet, and telecourses. Bookmarks and brochures listing hours and describing procedures are available at Academic Testing. For more information see the Academic Testing Services Web Site or call 733-7440.
Computers in Audiovisual Services (requires network log-on) and Reference Services (Priority is given to research needs.) provide access to the Internet. Bring your Rose State College photo ID and a disk, if you wish to download information. Paper is furnished. The AV computer lab closes 30 minutes before the rest of the LRC.
Instructional Support Center/Desire2Learn
This office provides instructional design and technology support for faculty. Support services include curriculum, instructional, and assessment strategies, PowerPoint and multimedia development, faculty web page development, and use of Desire 2 Learn (D2L) learning management system. The office has available hardware and software to support a wide variety of faculty instructional needs. There are two audio rooms faculty can use for recording/developing class material. Please contact Chris Meyer at 733-7913 or Dana Lindon-Burgett at 733-7433.
Online, blended, and Web-Enhanced Courses -- Rose State College currently uses Desire2Learn (D2L) for its online learning management system. Any faculty member may use the learning management system in any course whether it is designated as online or not. Please see the http://www.rose.edu/d2l/ for information.
The Concurrent Program helps high school students meet high school requirements, and successful completion of college course work demonstrates that students are capable of the academic rigor college demands.
Distance Education/Academic Outreach
The Distance Education Office coordinates and facilitates delivery of courses outside the traditional service area.
Telecourses and interactive television (ITV) Courses – Rose State College delivers several telecourses through the local cable TV company. We currently broadcast on Cox Digital Cable channel 125. Rose State telecourses on tape serve incarcerated students at several state institutions. In addition, the college delivers interactive television courses to several area high schools, state correctional facilities, and hospitals as well as the campus cable network. Please contact Jan Bugby and Terrance Grayson at 733-7951 or by e-mail, if you have additional questions about telecourses, ITV courses, or scheduling the ITV rooms.
For more information see the Distance Education Web Site.
Free tutoring services are available to RSC students for general education classes. Area high school students are also eligible for the service. To schedule a tutoring session, students should call 733-7417. For more information see the Tutoring Services Web Site.
Online tutoring Center is available through the LRC's homepage. Select "Online Tutoring" or look under Tutoring Services on the LRC web page. Online tutoring is free, 24/7 for general education classes. Tutoring in Spanish for general education classes is available from 2:00 - 9:00 p.m.