Library Operations

The library is available to assist your students with research help and citation help.  We will be closely monitoring our chat service to answer student questions. The hours for chat assistance are M-F, 7:30am-5:00pm.  In addition, students can email the library at library@fletcher.edu, chat with us, call or text us.  Please see the link here for contact information: https://library.fletcher.edu/friendly.php?s=about/contact   Please post in your Canvas courses as you see fit. 

We are currently working to assist students, faculty, and staff via video. We will update the library's website when this is live.

If you had library instruction scheduled for this semester, we will be recording videos and sending those to you to post in your Canvas course. If you would like for the library staff to create a video for you, please reach out to KC Celestine, Reference and Instruction Librarian at kara.celestine@fletcher.edu or Jodi Duet, Director of Library Services at jodi.duet@fletcher.edu.  We will be happy to create something specific to meet your and your students’ needs. 


Using the Library at Home

Fletcher Technical Community College Faculty teaching an on campus, distance education, or online course are eligible for library services. 

When using the databases from a remote location, you will be prompted to supply a username (your Lola number) and password (your date of birth MMDDYY). Further help may be obtained by contacting the Library at 985-448-7910 during library hours of operation.


Accessing Course Material

If your students are having trouble accessing course materials, RedShelf may be able to help!  https://www.about.redshelf.com/redshelfresponds

Faculty, please visit https://studentresponse.redshelf.com/ to see if your textbook is available. You can then add the link to the eTexbook to your canvas for your students to access. This is an excellent resource if they are concerned about their textbooks or other course material. RedShelf is offering students free access to many eTextbooks through the end of the semester.


LOUIS (Resources for remote learning which includes how vendors are helping.)

Fair Use Information

Here is a link to the Public Statement from Library Copyright Specialists on Fair Use and Emergency Remote Teaching and Research.


Self Care

Remember to be the best for your students, you have to be the best to yourself. Below is an online teaching link shared by Dr. Verdin and some positive affirmations.

Eight Steps for a Smoother Transition to Online Teaching - https://www.facultyfocus.com/articles/online-education/eight-steps-for-a-smoother-transition-to-online-teaching/

Affirmation in the Time of Self Isolation

  1. I'm allowed to rest.
  2. I don't have to be productive to be worthy.
  3. My feelings are real.
  4. I am doing enough.
  5. I am allowed to take a break from the news cycle.
  6. I deserve to be cared for.
  7. I am allowed to be fearful.
  8. I can spend extra time on myself.