Library Resources Checklist for Teaching Staff

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Library Resources Checklist for Teaching Staff

Readings | Short Term Loans | New Resources | Information Literacy Training | Other Useful Information

This short checklist is intended to assist you with your teaching preparations so that your students have full access to the information resources and services required for your subject/course.


Readings is JCU's copyright compliant central repository for digitised readings and past exam papers.

Readings for Academic Staff

  • Check your current readings on as the display in your LearnJCU subject site and add or remove as you require
  • If your subject site does not link to readings contact us

Short Term Loans

The principal purpose of Short Term Loans is to ensure that students will have prompt, easy and reliable access to required reading materials for University courses.

  • Add books and multi-media to:

    • 2 hour loan (high risk, high use items )

    • 2 day loan (note: textbooks are automatically placed on 2 day loan )

    • Discuss options and usage with your liaison librarian

New Resources

  • Get assistance with resource discovery for subjects. If developing new assignments, check with your liaison librarian to ensure that sufficient resources are available for the number of students undertaking the subject.

  • Place orders for any new library resources for teaching or research as soon as possible as orders may take several weeks to arrive from publishers. Consider whether copies are required for both Townsville and Cairns campus libraries.

  • Advise the University Bookshop of prescribed and recommended texts that will be required by students.

  • JCU Library textbook policy

Information Literacy Training

  • Contact your liaison librarian to organise subject-specific training and tutorials to coincide with lectures and tutorials in relation to assignment topics

  • Encourage students to attend InfoHelp generic face-to-face training sessions available during O Week and the first 4 weeks of semester.

  • In LearnJCU, the Student Resources tab provides useful information about library resources and services.

  • Encourage postgraduate students to make an appointment for a one-on-one session on better utilising resources relevant to their topic with their librarian

Other useful information