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Circulation Regulations
A valid NHTI ID card is required to check books and other materials out ofthe Library and to establish an account that will allow you access to interlibrary loan from other libraries. Any book taken out through the interlibrary loan is considered to be an extension of the NHTI Library policies. Therefore, any student with outstanding material obtained through interlibrary loan will be denied transcripts, grades, and degree until any balance is paid in full. ID cards for members of the community at a cost of $10.00 per year and are issued in the library. Materials are checked out for three weeks and may be renewed unless requested by another patron. Reserve Materials for specific courses are available at the Circulation Desk for use in the Library. Reference materials and periodicals are also designated as non-circulating. A Book Return is located in the outside lobby. You may leave materials in this book drop or return them in the slot at the Circulation Desk inside the building. Do not leave materials on top of the Circulation Desk. Use one of the two book return slots to be sure no one else takes a book still charged out to you. Books not returned after 30 days from the due date are treated as lost; the borrower will be billed by U S mail for the replacement cost of the item(s) plus a processing fee for each item. Copies of all bills will be forwarded to the Office of the Registrar. If outstanding library materials are not returned and/or charges are unpaid by the first day of final exams each semester, course grades shall be withheld until the account is cleared; returning students will not be able to register for classes. Community members with outstanding overdues will be denied the annual renewal of their accounts until their obligations are cleared. Only three (3) DVD's may be checked out at any one time and only three (3) books by the same author and/or within the same subject may be checked out at any one time.

Copyright
All NHTI students, faculty and staff shall comply with the laws of the United States relating to copyright. Information on copyright law is available from the U.S. Copyright Office (http://www.copyright.gov/). Additionally, reference is made to the “Fair Use Doctrine” and “What Constitutes Fair Use” (http://www.copyright.com/content/dam/cc3/marketing/videos/video-copyright-is.html). NHTI subscribes to a service provided by the Copyright Clearinghouse (www.copyright.com) administered by the Library which provides a legal means for the dissemination of copyrighted materials.

Acquisitions and Collection Development
Acquisitions and Collection Development is the collaborative process of selecting, ordering, and receiving materials for library or archival collections by purchase, exchange, or gift, which may include budgeting and negotiating with outside agencies, such as publishers, dealers, and vendors, to obtain resources to meet the needs of the NHTI community – students, staff and faculty – reflecting the curriculum and the academic priorities of the college in the most economical and expeditious manner.

Information Literacy
Information literacy is a series of critical thinking skills that guides an individual through the process of collecting and using information. The process involves determining a need for information, identifying possible sources, and developing search strategies to locate the appropriate information. Further, information literacy offers a framework to evaluate and use this information to accomplish a specific purpose.

In an information-intensive world, information literacy enables individuals to master content, refine and extend their investigations, become more self-directed, and assume greater control over their own learning. An information literate individual is able to:

  • Determine the type and extent of information needed;
  • Choose from a variety of sources and formats to select and access the information effectively;
  • Evaluate the information and its sources for appropriateness and credibility;
  • Incorporate selected information into one's knowledge base;
  • Use the information effectively to accomplish an identified purpose;
  • Understand the economic and social issues surrounding the use of the information;
  • Use the information ethically and legally.

Adopted from the Association of College and Research Libraries: "Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education"

11/16/10
3/21/11 Rev.

Rules for Usage of NHTI Computer Facilities
This is a regulated facility for use by NHTI students, faculty and staff only, and in addition to the following rules, lab users are expected to comply with the Computer Usage Policy.

  • Students must be prepared to show valid NHTI student ID when requested by Lab Monitor, NHTI Security or other NHTI staff.
  • The computer lab is a study and learning environment. Please be considerate of other students' rights by being quiet.
  • Eating is prohibited in computer labs at all times. Beverages in covered containers are allowed. Dispose of waste properly.
  • Do not place books or personal belongings on any printer, monitor, or computer equipment. This can interfere with hardware operation and/or inhibit proper cooling functions for the equipment.
  • Students are responsible for cleaning up any area they use-this includes discarding scrap paper or printouts in their proper recycling or trash receptacle.
  • Children are allowed on a space available basis and must be supervised and exhibit behavior appropriate to a college classroom.
  • Loading or installation of any software/programs/games on hard drive is prohibited. In addition, any alteration of system settings or configuration is prohibited. High network traffic may result in temporary prohibitions including, but not limited to, gaming, instant messaging, and email.
  • The display or transmission of threatening, obscene, or harassing materials is prohibited.
  • Students must deactivate cell phones and electronic pagers while using the computer lab.
  • The connection of outside equipment to NHTI computer equipment is prohibited unless specific authorization is granted by NHTI faculty or staff.
  • Students must limit their printing of documents to fewer than 15 pages unless authorization is granted from NHTI faculty or staff.
  • Permission for after-hours use may be sought from NHTI faculty; a "Room Usage After Hours" form should be obtained and presented to NHTI Security upon request.
  • Additional rules may apply in particular labs.

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