Library Teaching Support


Collaborate with Erickson Library staff to integrate the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education into curriculum. Instruction sessions are developed around research assignments. Library staff can assist in the development of research assignments for both campus and online courses.

Whether you’d like a presentation, student instruction, or a “pop-up” library–where we bring library materials to students in your classroom–we can make it happen.

Course Reserves


Instructors may place course materials at the Circulation Desk for students to access for short term check out. This is most helpful for students who may not be able to purchase textbooks or who forget them at home and want to read ahead. Most loan periods are two-hours. To temporarily house your materials with the library, drop off your materials along with a completed Reserve Request form. The materials are still yours and you determine how long you want them in Course Reserves.

Research Assistance


The librarian at Lake Superior College is a skilled information professional who can answer your reference questions, assist with complex research and locate academic resources for you. Stop by the Reference Desk, call (218) 733-5912, or email .

Collection Development


In addition to housing thousands of titles recommended for academic libraries, our growing collection consists of electronic resources, course specific, curriculum-driven books, journals and instructional videos. Direct your students to supplementary course reading with a specialized bibliography compiled by our staff.

Resource Guides for Your Courses


The librarian can create customized resource pages for your classes called Resource Guides. Library staff members are available to assist faculty members with the set-up and management of these pages.

Popular Library Databases

Films on Demand The Library provides access to thousands of online educational videos (including clips) to support your curriculum through Films on Demand, a 24/7 streaming media service. Subjects range from humanities & social sciences to business and health to science and careers. Video tutorials show how you can create a persistent link in your D2L courses, share your playlist, and more.

Global Road Warrior is a country-by-country resource for learning about culture, customs, history, language, and more worldwide.

JSTOR is a shared digital library containing more than 2,000 academic journals. Research articles are largely from the social sciences and the humanities.

Learning Express Library is an interactive site of tests, tutorials, and eBooks to improve basic skills, workplace skills (including cover letters, resumes, and interviews), college readiness skills, computer skills, practice tests for and entrance and occupation exams.

Technology Training and Resources


Four Erickson Library Group Study Rooms have media:scape technology units to share your screen with others. These 40″ screens allow users to incorporate collaborative work and technology. If your students are struggling with technology or they need a refresher, this Basic Computer Use Guide includes interactive tutorials and information.

Additional resources




Perhaps the most valuable resource of any library are the people who can assist you in finding and providing the resources and information you need.

If you have an assignment that requires research or use of library resources, a faculty librarian is available to review it for ways to integrate resources to support your students’ learning.

The librarian is glad to help locate resources that would be useful for your classes. These can be materials the library already owns, material to be purchased, web sites, etc.