The library is an integral part of the teaching and learning experience at Mott.
Students really appreciate having course materials available "on reserve".
Types of materials accepted:
- Purchased copies of textbooks or other books
- Sample tests
- Required readings (individual articles or book chapters)
- Purchased copies of Audio/Visual materials
- Student research papers with student consent
Provide materials 2 weeks before the beginning of the semester, to ensure that they are available by the first day of class. Two forms are available online to download for your convenience.
Contact Jessica Himstedt at 810-762-5124 if you have any questions.
We encourage faculty to schedule an orientation for their classes. We show students how to use the Library Catalog and the Online Resources for their research projects. This is an opportunity to introduce us to students as an additional resource for assistance. Our orientations can be broad and basic, or specific to a class or assignment. Contact the Reference Desk at 762-0411 to schedule an orientation.
LibGuides are sets of web pages that provide research assistance, subject guides, and useful resources. These guides incorporate 2.0 web tools such as streaming video, RSS feeds, and interactive polls. The librarians at the Mott Library are happy to create a LibGuide for subjects and for specific classes and assignments. Getting input and ideas from faculty members will help the librarians understand an instructor’s expectation for their student’s research assignments. If you would like to have a LibGuide created for your classes contact the Mott Library Reference Desk at 762-0411.
Faculty and Staff Reading Room--ML 3008
The reading room is a comfortably furnished room with materials from three special collections: the CTL collection, the S&M professional development collection, and college teaching materials from the library's collection. The books may be checked out by faculty and staff at the Mott Library circulation desk on the first floor. If the door to the reading room is locked, ask at the CTL office or the Mott Library reference desk.
If you learn of a new publication that should be considered for our collection please let us know. Send us a copy of the review source, use the online Materials Suggestion Form, or just email as much information as you can, such as author and title, and we’ll do the rest.
- Mike Ugorowski: Health Sciences, Technology, Business, Reference
- Bruce Childs: History, Political Science
- Diana Hiles: Science, Math, Humanities, Paperback/Popular Reading
- Jessica Himstedt: Music, Theater, Psychology, Young Adult
- Linda Rutherford: Sociology, Early Childhood Education, Education
- Joan Smalley: Art, Children’s Literature