Reed Library is open.
InterLibrary Loan and Prospector borrowing and lending of print materials will resume soon.
Electronic borrowing and lending is still available. For Prospector items, you must still click on
the “Request it” option just like it’s a print item and complete the form.
Reed Library’s electronic resources, chat, and virtual research appointments are also available.

Click here to learn more about our Online Library Resources.

Return of Library Materials:
If you are in town, please return your Library materials to the book drop outside the Reed Library building at your earliest convenience.
If you are not in town and need a return label, please email Library Director Astrid Oliver at oliver_a@fortlewis.edu.


Information Literacy at Reed Library

Reed Library encourages faculty to collaborate with librarians on tailor-made information literacy instruction to improve your students’ ability to find, evaluate, and use information. Our librarians engage with the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education, which aligns with the Colorado Commission on Higher Education GT Pathways Competency for Information Literacy in order to design instruction, teach students both online and in the classroom, and assess student learning across core concepts in information literacy.

Contact your library liaison to schedule an instruction session for your class.

What is Information Literacy?

According to the ACRL Framework, information literacy is defined as follows:

Information literacy is the set of integrated abilities encompassing the reflective discovery of information, the understanding of how information is produced and valued, and the use of information in creating new knowledge and participating ethically in communities of learning.” (ACRL, 2016)

Integrated Library Instruction

At Reed Library, library instruction is integrated into all FLC Composition courses at the 100, 200, and 300 level as well as a 200 level English and Sociology course in fulfillment of the Communication requirement of the Liberal Arts Core.

Students in 100 level courses are introduced to library services, collections and spaces, learn about the research process, get an overview of the Library Engine and how to access course-specific research guides, and complete a hands-on activity on reading to evaluate sources. COMP 100 students receive similar instruction to reinforce the aforementioned learning goals, with an additional component on knowledge production in traditional/community vs. exclusive/academic spheres.

Students in 200 level courses learn strategies for how to determine if a source is scholarly/authoritative, get an overview of the Library Engine and how to access our subject-specific databases and course-specific research guides, complete a concept mapping exercise to narrow their topics, determine which search terms and subject databases are most relevant to their topics, and have some time to find articles/other sources. Additionally, students in COMP 250, 252, and 253 complete one-on-one research appointments with Reed Librarians.

Students in 300 level courses are working on semester-long research projects and receive instruction that focuses on identifying the usefulness of background, exhibit, argument, and method or theory sources, based on the BEAM framework.

Contact Rosalinda Linares, Information Literacy Librarian (email Rosalinda) for more information.

Specialized Library Instruction

In addition to integrated library instruction, Reed Library offers specialized instruction through our liaison program. Instructors can request tailored, discipline-specific library instruction in support of any kind of research assignment. Number of sessions, length, and content is at the discretion of the instructor and librarian.

Contact your liaison librarian to request a library instruction session.

Library Hours

Spring 2020

Monday - Thursday: 7:30 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Friday: 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: 3:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Library Hours

August 1 - August 23, 2020
Monday - Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

Fall semester hours begin Monday, August 24, 2020

Reference Desk Hours

Summer 2020 Virtual Research & Info Desk
Monday - Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: CLOSED

Book a COMP 250/252/253 Librarian Appointment

Contact Information

John F. Reed Library
Fort Lewis College
1000 Rim Drive
Durango, CO 81301

Circulation Desk: 970-247-7270
Research Help: 970-247-7551
Library Admin: 970-247-7250

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