2011 The College of DuPage Library is located in the Student Resource Center. During the academic year, the Library is open every day of the academic year at the following times: Regular Hours




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Selected Resources for the

Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program

2011


The College of DuPage Library is located in the Student Resource Center. During the academic year, the Library is open every day of the academic year at the following times:

Regular Hours:

Monday - Thursday

7:30am - 10:00 pm

Friday

7:30 am - 4:30 pm

Saturday

9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Sunday

12 noon - 6:00 pm


For a current listing of holiday Library closings and adjusted vacation operating hours (when classes are not in session), consult http://www.cod.edu/library/services/currentquarter.htm.


The Library Reference staff consists of 21 (10 full-time and 11 part-time) professional librarians and 11 reference assistants. A minimum of 2 librarians and 1 reference assistant is scheduled for each day of the week and weekend hours. During peak weekday hours, minimum staffing includes 3 reference librarians and 2 reference assistants.


The library liaison to faculty and students in the ADN Program is Debra J. Kakuk Smith, Assistant Professor, Reference Librarian. Smith is an experienced instructor and medical librarian. For more information see: http://www.cod.edu/library/libweb/Kakuk/Kakuk.htm


Instruction and Reference Services


Students can access the C.O.D. Library’s resources 24 hours a day, 7 days a week via the Internet at the URL http://www.cod.edu/library. Students must use their library card barcode numbers to access electronic databases and to place holds or ILL.


Students receive reference assistance in person, by phone, email, or instant message during library operating hours. The electronic (email) reference service is called “Ask a Librarian.” “Ask a Librarian” questions are answered throughout open hours of operation and students can expect a reply to their questions within 24 hours of submission. Users may instant message Librarians during open hours of operation using AOL Instant Messenger, Yahoo!, MSN, Google Talk, or Jabber chat services. Students may directly contact particular librarians as well. Smith’s contact information is: Debra J. Kakuk Smith, SRC 3049, smithkak@cod.edu, (630) 942-4305.


An online Consumer Health Resources Guide located at http://www.cod.edu/library/libweb/Kakuk/consumer_health.htm provides students and faculty with: catalog links, recommended reference materials in the College of DuPage collection, Internet sites (including associations, organizations, consumer/general information and reference sites), health information literacy information, and APA citation style tips. The materials range from those suitable for patient education to information geared to health science students and practicing professionals. ADN students also have access to a Nursing Research Guide located at http://www.cod.edu/library/libweb/Kakuk/gdnursing.htm containing information pertinent to their current studies and professional development. The Nursing research guide was created and is currently maintained with direct input from the Nursing Faculty.


Students have access to 100+ Gateway Workstations throughout the two floors of the main campus COD Library. In addition, wireless laptops with access to all library resources are available for student checkout and use within the library (including small group and quiet study areas). The Library supports wireless access for students with personal laptops, and also provides a cluster of external network connections at one end of its public computing area so that people bringing their own laptops can connect to the Internet. The Library workstations and laptops have productivity software (Microsoft Office Suite) installed on them and a variety of printing options are available. Students can also load educational software and check-out headphones at the circulation desk for use with interactive CD-ROMs. The workstations have software that reinstalls an original build every time the workstations are shut down or restarted. reference librarians and technical support staff are available to assist students with computer/technology-related questions.


Faculty members are encouraged to schedule specialized library instruction and research assistance with the Health Science Division Librarian, Debra J. Kakuk Smith. The Library and Health Science Faculty work together to create quality information literacy assignments that assist the ADN students in becoming lifelong learners. The library has three hands-on computer labs equipped with enough workstations for each student as well as an instructor station and digital projector. Three additional library classrooms are available with instructor workstations, digital projectors and three-dimensional document readers for demonstration classes. One library classroom is equipped with two-way video conferencing that is used for distance learning and meetings in an asynchronous environment. On and off campus classroom visits and instruction sessions can be arranged by contacting Debra J. Kakuk Smith.


Each semester of the academic year, including summer, the library offers free computer workshops for students to become Smart Online Searchers. Students may choose to attend workshops on a wide-range of topics such as Introduction to the Library, Research Strategies, APA Documentation, Consumer Health, Job Seeking, Internet Basics and Advanced Online Search Strategies. Classes are offered during the day, evenings and weekends. Students can view information about the workshops and register online from the library’s Web site.


Journals, Periodicals and Online Database Offerings


The College of DuPage Library provides print journals and periodicals in support of the ADN curriculum. Students in the program also have access to periodicals through electronic databases. Through the College of DuPage Library Home Page (http://www.cod.edu/library/), ADN students have 24 hour, 7 days a week access to the College of DuPage Library catalog and the article databases.


The College of DuPage Library subscribes to 90+ electronic databases and approximately 10,000 electronic books. ADN students have access to numerous health and science related databases such as the Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL), Gale’s Health Reference Center-Academic and Academic OneFile, HealthSource: Nursing/Academic and Consumer (from EBSCO), ScienceDirect, Micromedex Health Care Series (including CareNotes), and MEDLINE. Full text access is also available to numerous journal articles on line which expands the library’s periodical holdings for students and faculty.


In addition to “traditional” periodical databases, the C.O.D. Library provides ADN students with access to ADAM Interactive Physiology (Networked version), full-text reference book access using The Gale Virtual Reference Center, and test preparation materials (including NCLEX-RN practice exams) available in the Learning Express Library database.

Nursing Program Journals


The College of DuPage subscribes to 527 print periodicals. ADN students have access to approximately 300 online and print journals and magazines specific to Nursing. Many other Health and Medicine-related titles are available. The Library periodical holdings (online and in print) are available for perusal online in a conveniently arranged subject list at: http://sc9jf5ze6e.search.serialssolutions.com/?V=1.0&L=SC9JF5ZE6E&S=SC&C=HE

(See Appendix C: Nursing Journals, pp. 7-28)


Interlibrary Loan


Students enrolled in the ADN Program have 24-hour access to our Interlibrary Loan Department. A full-time Professional librarian supervises the ILL staff. Students and faculty are able to search and submit their requests for journal and periodical articles, book chapters and books electronically from COD workstations or at home. The College of DuPage has online access to thousands of Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) Libraries in our local area and around the world. These libraries provide our students and staff with access to millions of items that are not available in our collection. The Ariel Document Delivery System allows our interlibrary loan department to request and receive student interlibrary loan materials electronically from locations worldwide. Documents received through Ariel can also be emailed directly to students and faculty.


Students and faculty may pick up their materials at the College of DuPage Library for free, or have the materials mailed to their homes for a minimum fee of $2.00 per package. For materials that must be returned, items can be mailed, or dropped off at convenient College of DuPage book drops located on the main campus as well as the Regional Centers in Westmont, Addison and Naperville, Illinois.


Students can request assistance with the use of journals and periodicals via the “Ask a Librarian” online reference service (email), via phone, or in person.


Print Collection


Library holdings in ADN and related disciplines provide a broad range of materials that are relevant to the curriculum. Students with the desire to do more research in the medical areas have access to over 14,000 medical-related books, audiovisuals and software programs. New library materials (including journals, books, software, models, DVDs and VHS tapes) are added to the collection on an ongoing basis. Acquisitions are based on the recommendations of nursing faculty and the recommendations of the division librarian, Debra J. Kakuk Smith, who develops the collection and manages its budget. Ms. Kakuk Smith utilizes the Doodys Core Titles in the Health Sciences list as well as other medical review resources to assist in ordering materials. The opinions and suggestions of nursing faculty regarding the current collection and possible new resources are solicited throughout the academic year. The division librarian coordinates weeding (deletion) of out-of-date materials with input from the nursing faculty. A core list of print, audio visual and software programs specific to the ADN Program is included with this report (See Appendix D: Select Nursing Library Resources, pp. 29-75).


College and Career Information Center


The College and Career Information Center (CCIC), located on the second floor of the library, provides a multimedia collection of information on educational opportunities, occupational choices, and job-seeking skills. Computer programs such as DISCOVER, SigiPlus and Horizons are available to help in choosing an appropriate college or career. Trained staff members are on duty to assist users in this area. Examples of ADN materials in the CCIC collection include certification test preparation review books; career guides for ADN Program graduates (videos as well as books); information on other academic institutions and admission tests/requirements; resume and interview materials for health care careers and Internet sites for ADN-related organizations and associations.


Science Material andHands-OnResources


In addition to the core nursing materials, the COD Library has an extensive collection of basic science material including: anatomy, physiology, chemistry, pharmacology, and microbiology. Students may also check out microscope slides, bones, anatomy models (See Appendix A), interactive software programs and other realia for hands-on experience and review. These items are physically housed at the Library’s Circulation Desk.


Audiovisual Materials


A variety of videos (VHS and DVD formats) and DVD ROM or CD ROM titles specific to the ADN Program are contained in the College of DuPage library collection. Additional audio visual resources also are available in the collection on topics such as the human anatomy and physiology, Universal Precautions, HIPAA regulations, transcultural medical delivery, medical ethical and legal issues and other topics pertinent to health care students, faculty and professionals. Nursing faculty often preview and provide feedback on the usefulness and accuracy of audiovisual materials (DVDs, VHS, CD-ROMs) prior to the Library purchasing the items. The Nursing faculty annually reviews Library holdings to ensure clinical accuracy of content.


Individual video monitors, cassette and CD/DVD players as well as computer workstations are available on the first floor of the library for student and faculty use. A video viewing room is also available for group viewing. The Library has an audiovisual distribution center that delivers equipment to classrooms throughout the main campus and the west campus. The Library’s faculty “booking” system allows instructors to reserve and pick-up AV materials for classroom viewing. Audiovisual materials and equipment can also be delivered to off-campus classrooms and regional centers.


Circulation Services


Faculty may place specific materials on reserve at the Circulation Desk for students. Reserve materials ensure that all students will have access to reference materials or other high-demand items. The reserve collection also contains a variety of anatomical models for use within the library as well as a set of the current Nursing Scope and Standards of practice volumes (see Appendix A: Library Anatomical Models list and Appendix B: Nursing Scope and Standards of Practice Resources).


Students are able to place materials on hold by phone or online by accessing the library’s Web site. Students may pick up hold materials at the circulation desk or have the materials mailed to them for a minimum fee of $2.00 per package. Students may return items by mail or drop them off at convenient College of DuPage book drops located on the main campus as well as the Regional Centers in Westmont, Addison and Naperville, Illinois.

Appendix A

College of DuPage

Library Anatomical Models List

Associate Degree in Nursing

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