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Missouri State Board of Nursing Accreditation Visit 2016: Instruction and
Reference Services

STLCC Libraries

Report for the Missouri State Board of Nursing Accreditation Visit, April 2016

St. Louis Community College (STLCC) has three main campus libraries that support Nursing students, faculty and staff. The Florissant Valley Library, Forest Park Library and Meramec Library are centrally located at each STLCC campus. In addition, our newest campus, Wildwood, maintains a small library collection and the Highland Park facility provides cataloging, technical, and online library services and support. Students can access STLCC Library resources 24 hours a day, 7 days a week via the Internet at the URL http://stlcc.edu/libraries. The Nursing Research Guide, accessible at http://guides.stlcc.edu/nursing, offers students and faculty a wide range of nursing resources.

Instruction and Reference Services

The Reference Librarians at each campus are faculty members and provide strong instructional support to the Nursing program. In addition, each campus has designated one faculty librarian to serve as a liaison to the Nursing faculty at that campus to provide support in a variety of ways. Faculty librarians are available to conduct library orientations or other instruction sessions focused on the needs of specific courses or specific groups of students.

Librarians provide one-on-one assistance and research help at the library Reference Desk in person and through our “Ask-A-Librarian” service over the phone, through email, and via text and chat services. A reference desk is located on the main level of each library and is staffed most hours the library is open. We are available to conduct library orientations and to teach sessions on library research.

The liaisons maintain communication with the nursing faculty for the purpose of identifying and collecting library materials and developing library instruction to support the nursing students. Currently, the Nursing liaisons are Sharon Fox at Florissant Valley, Jeff Papier at Forest Park, and Janice Hovis at Meramec.

Liaison librarians have developed and continue to update an online Research Guide for Nursing, (http://guides.stlcc.edu/nursing). This guide provides students and faculty with catalog and database links, research tutorials, recommended reference materials in the STLCC Libraries collection, Internet sites (including associations, organizations, consumer/general information and reference sites), evidence-based practice information, and APA citation style tips. The materials range from those suitable for patient education to information geared to health science students and practicing professionals. 

 

LIB 101 Course Prerequisite

Faculty librarians teach a one-credit course, LIB 101: Introduction to Library and Online Research, that is a prerequisite for Nursing students. In addition to the basics of using the library catalog, online databases, and web searching, this course includes evaluating information sources for currency, authority, accuracy, relevance, and purpose. Students are required to complete an evaluative annotated bibliography as the culminating course project. During the spring 2016 semester, fourteen sections of LIB 101 are being taught to a total of 268 students across all STLCC campuses. LIB 101 courses are offered in a variety of formats, including full semester, shorter duration, evening, weekend, online and hybrid sections. 

St. Louis Community College Libraries

Florissant Valley Campus Library
3400 Pershall Rd.
Ferguson, MO 63135-1408
Phone: 314-513-4514

Forest Park Campus Library
5600 Oakland
St. Louis, MO 63110-1316
Phone: 314-644-9210

Meramec Campus Library
11333 Big Bend Road
St. Louis, MO 63122-5720
Phone: 314-984-7797

Wildwood Campus Library
2645 Generations Drive
Wildwood, MO 63040-1168
Phone: 636-422-2000