Instructor Support

What we offer:

Library research instruction sessions cover information retrieval skills and strategies for writing reports and papers, as well as skills to help students manage an increasingly complex world of information. Before the session, librarians consult with the faculty member about the objectives of the session. Sessions can be one class period, part of one period, or spread out over several periods.

Library instruction sessions for program classes cover specific reference tools for those fields and basic library procedures.

For more information about the BTC Library instruction program or to schedule a session, please contact Mary Hughes-Greer, Library Specialist, at 608.757.7705.

Library Instruction Request Form


Student Success Library Orientation and Writing Your Paper Orientation are now available on the web 

Assistance Using Library Technology

Adobe Tutorials

Help Using Proquest Databases

BadgerLink Guide

Help for SIRS Knowledge Source

Blackboard Faculty Support

KnightCite and Library Database Citation Service

Ebrary Support & Training

Teaching Learning Center (TLC Intranet)

EbscoHost Training

Helpful User Tips for TeachingBooks

Encyclopedia Britannica Online Guided Tour

ThomasNet FAQ

Gale InfoTrac Help Topics

Webster's Third International Dictionary Online Guided Tour

Getting Started with Lexis-Nexis

WisCat Help

Microsoft Office Online Help and Demos



Curriculum/Course Reserves

Instructors may put items such as books, AV, readings, sample exams, or supplementary materials on reserve in the library to make them readily available to students.

To place items on curriculum reserve:

All campus instructors: Fill out the online Curriculum Reserve Form or contact any member of the library staff

Reserve materials are subject to copyright regulations. For further information see the BTC copyright information page.

Advance Booking Materials (staff only):

Advance Booking is a feature of the library's circulation system that allows someone to make an appointment for a date in the future to check out library materials.  Advance booking a library material insures that it is available for you to use in your class when you need it.

Please complete the Advance Booking Request Form or contact the Circulation Desk; 608.757.7671,