Library Services for Faculty


Copyright fair use evaluator from American Library Association
Legal download sites for music & video from Educause

Legal download sites for books & textbooks from Assoc. of American Publishers

ATC Intellectual Property Coordinator:  see Elaina Bleifield, Vice President of Academic Affairs, for assistance in evaluating fair use and obtaining copyright permissions.

Faculty professional development

Online Classroom Newsletter (group subscription ceases Oct. 2015, get back issues from Susan, on the LIbrary's P: drive)

Printer friendly powerpoints, how-to guide

Universal design for learning

Library collection development

Faculty are invited to provide subject expertise in the ongoing development of the library collection. Please send your recommendations to Susan Brettschneider, Library Technician, who will follow-up with the librarian.

For information on what the library already owns, see:

Title lists, including new acquisitions.

Library catalog

Library homepage

Library instruction

A librarian may be available to provide research instruction sessions either in-class or online and tailored to your assignment objectives.  Please contact the librarian's office at 763-576-4073 or .  Advance notice appreciated! 


Online tools to reinforce effective research technique:

Library research guides and database exercises

Library tutorials and website evaluation exercises

Online free textbooks

An important academic trend is identifying free or extremely low-cost online resources to combat the rising cost of textbooks and student inaccessibility.  Online educational resources (OERs) are widely compiled and reviewed by other educators.  A free online textbook is also called an "open textbook" or an OER. 

One of the sites listed, Flat World, charges students a fee for the e-textbooks, but the overall cost is greatly reduced, and the student has an option to purchase a low-cost print copy of the book.  Open text bookstore also offers a low-cost print copy.

Identification of low-cost or free resources for student textbooks offers great potential in positively impacting student finances and education. 

College open textbooks
(hundreds of free textbooks, many of them peer-reviewed)

OER commons
(select the subject area, then limit by material type "textbook")

Open textbook library
(University of Minnesota's project, offering peer-validated free online textbooks)

Open text bookstore
(A short-list of free online textbooks which can be ordered in print)

Textbook revolution
(student-run, provides advocacy for adoption of free textbooks without the educator review/validation)

(from the drop down "material type," select "open textbook")

Flat World Knowledge
(not free, but low cost)



Streaming video collection

Films on Demand online videos in science, math and technical education.

New! Films on Demand how-to add to D2L guide for faculty.