For Faculty


Instructors can place materials on reserve at the Help Desk for their students to use. These items can be materials from the library's collection, or from the instructor's personal collection (books, videos, textbooks, notes, etc.). Items on reserve generally must be used in the library. Instructors can set the check-out period for reserve items (usually 3 hours).

If students need to make copies of a reserve item, they may use the library's copy machine (10 cents per page). If the item on reserve is a movie, students can watch the movie in the library's study room.

Library Instruction

The library staff are happy to instruct students on how to use the library and its many resources. The Loman C. Trover Library comes equipped with a library instruction classroom (LRC213) with seating for up to 24 students, 18 laptops and 24 Qwizdom Clickers for hands-on instruction. We are proud to offer the following methods of library instruction at Madisonville Community College:

  • Point-of-use instruction and modeling of appropriate practices (at the Help Desk or by appointment).
  • Tours of the library facility and basic information about the online resources available.
  • Library subject guides and online information literacy assistance (through the library's Get Answers platform).
  • Organized instruction to ENC 091 students which focuses on the physical arrangement of the library and its services, and the use of online databases.
  • Organized instruction to English 101 students which focuses on using the library (physical and electronic).
  • Organized instruction to English 102 students which focuses on accessing, citing, and evaluating library and external resources.
  • Course-specific instruction geared to a particular discipline or topic.

In order to ensure an optimal learning environment, we ask that faculty please schedule library instruction and class visits in advance. Library instruction and class visits are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis.

AV Setups

Contact Colin Magee (270-824-8674) to request any audiovisual setups for your classroom. In order for you and your students to have the best possible experience, AV requests will need to be submitted at least three working days prior to the need. There may be instances in which we will be unable to accommodate your needs if equipment or staff are unavailable.

Collection Development

The staff at the library actively solicit requests for materials, and we welcome your recommendations. When making requests, please be mindful of the library's Policies for Collection Acquisition and Maintenance.

Different staff members in the library are responsible for interacting with faculty in each Academic Division. If you are a faculty member, you can contact your library liaison using the list below. We look forward to hearing from you!

-Humanities Cherry Berges (270) 824-8677
-Math & Natural Sciences Cherry Berges (270) 824-8677
-Social Sciences Colin Magee (270) 824-8674
-Nursing Camille Richmond (270) 824-1721
-Allied Health Camille Richmond (270) 824-1721
-Applied Technology Camille Richmond (270) 824-1721