The mission of the Flashpoint Chicago Info Commons/Library is to support the information and research needs of students, faculty, and staff. Services include bibliographic instruction, reference services, interlibrary loan, and access to circulating print, media, and online resource collections focused on the school’s curriculum.
Faculty can request library instruction sessions for their classes. Depending on the needs of the class, class time may be a few minutes for a very brief visit or for the entire class for active learning. Librarians will work with classroom faculty to schedule the best time for the library instruction session and determine what information literacy skills students need to successfully complete their assignment and the appropriate amount of time for each instruction session.
Library instruction topics may include:
To Request Library Instruction complete the linked form, or email email@example.com
*PLEASE ALLOW AT LEAST 3 DAYS ADVANCE NOTIFICATION FOR YOUR REQUESTED LIBRARY INSTRUCTION SESSION*
We subscribe to LibGuides, a Web 2.0 content management and website publishing system to support faculty instruction and student learning. Faculty can request a LibGuide online research guide to help students complete the research requirements for a class. Librarians will work with faculty to recommend research sources as well as provide technical expertise--we can build the Libguide for you with your input or you can build it yourself.
The LibGuide platform allows you to:
LibGuides can be integrated into your course Blackboard site. For examples of current LibGuides, visit our Research Guides page.
Request a custom LibGuides research guide
Faculty may place required and optional books that are expected to have heavy use by students in a class on Reserve in the Info Commons. These items are kept in a separate area and will have a shorter borrowing period (e.g. in library use or 1-week borrowing period only). Reserve items may include library-owned materials, textbooks, special items such as faculty-owned materials (books, CDs, DVDs, etc.), or copies of articles or chapter of a book from outside sources.
Please note that the Info Commons can only provide a limited quantity of circulating copies (to borrow outside the library) of books required for your courses. Students are still expected to purchase their own copies of required books.
Swank Digital Campus is a streaming resource from Swank Motion Pictures, the leading nontheatrical distributor for the majority of the
major Hollywood studios, as well as many independent, foreign, documentary offerings. This resource is created for faculty to enhance
curriculum by providing students with access to course-related films. Through Digital Campus, faculty can screen streaming titles to
their classes, as well as embed into Canvas for students to view on their own.
Each film is available to any faculty member who wishes to use it, for any course, both for classroom screening and embedding onto
Canvas. Streaming titles are posted to Flashpoint Chicago's Digital Campus website and are accessible for one year, with a
start date chosen by the faculty member who initially requests the film. There are no limitations on the number of screenings.
Search the Swank Digital Campus Catalog to see if a film is available. Using the Advanced Search, films can be searched by title, actor, director
To request a title, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please allow at least 10 days notification for the film to be accessible for your class and students.