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Columbia: Local policies

LRC Handbook

General Policies

Mission Statement

The mission of the LRC is to support and enhance the educational process at Fortis College, and to support the professional development and research needs of students and faculty. Accessibility of current, relevant resources and services is the guiding force in establishing all LRC policies and procedures.

Each staff member is here to help with:

·  finding books, articles, and other info for research
·  accessing DOCLINE
·  accessing online resources such as LIRN
·  learning APA format
·  using LRC equipment & software

Mission Statement

The mission of the LRC is to support and enhance the educational process at Fortis College, and to support the professional development and research needs of students and faculty. Accessibility of current, relevant resources and services is the guiding force in establishing all LRC policies and procedures.

Each staff member is here to help with:

·  finding books, articles, and other info for research
·  figuring out grammatical issues
·  accessing online resources such as LIRN
·  learning APA format
·  using LRC equipment & software

Some Policies

  • Food and drink are permitted, but drinks must be sealed
    • No candy, food, or drinks are allowed at the computers or when using LRC resources.
  • Take telephone calls out in the hallway
  • Printing is automatically double-sided to conserve paper. Do not change the settings to single sides, instead make copies.
  • PPT presentations must be printed w/ at least 2 slides per page, 4 preferred. If you need just the notes then please ask an LRC staff member, we can help save paper.
  • Use a USB drive to save any work on the computers, as files are periodically deleted. You may also email files to yourself or save them to the cloud.
  • Quiet, productive talking is allowed. If an LRC staff member asks you to quiet down, please do so. Please complain if the noise levels are too loud.
  • The LRC is for Fortis College students, staff, faculty, and alumni only.
  • Children under 9 are not allowed in the LRC. This is to keep disruptions to a minimum and because the LRC is not child friendly. Exceptions may be made under special conditions if in conjunction with a request from your program director or administration.

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