The Course Reserves is a special collection comprised of materials assigned by instructors. Reserve materials may include supplemental class readings, photocopied articles, videos and audio files, and sample tests. Instructors need to provide material for reserves, or if it is already available in the Library collection, it can pulled and placed on reserve.
Please note that processing may take several days from when you drop off materials until the material is available for students.
The Library has two different Reserve collections:
Faculty in all disciplines are encouraged to schedule a research session for their classes. These 90 minute +/- sessions cover the basics of research and include librarian-directed hands-on experience. Peer reviewed research has shown that attendance in these sessions 3-5 times has a positive impact on grades. With the input of the classroom faculty, each session is tailored to best fit the class assignments. The Library's classroom is located on the main level of the Learning Resource Center, Room R209.
To schedule a research session, please fill out and submit an Instruction Request form for each class at least two weeks in advance. Feel free to send it via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or drop it off in person at the Information Desk in the LRC. You may also fill out the online form in the box below.
Instructors (not substitutes) must accompany their classes to the orientation. Please contact Carol Withers email@example.com (619-388-3871) with any questions.
Faculty librarians are available to develop and maintain subject collections to support the college curriculum. You may contact a subject area liaison directly:
|Behavioral Sciences||Alcohol & Other Drug Studies, Anthropology, Human Services, Personal Growth, Psychology, Sociology, Peace Studies, Gender Studies, Future Studies, Labor Studies||Carol Withers (x3871)|
|Black Studies||Cecilia Cheung (x3873)|
|Business Studies||Accounting, Business, Economics, Real Estate||Sandra Pesce (x3245)|
|Business & Computer Systems||Computer Business Technology, Computer Information Systems, Information, Network & Web||Sandra Pesce (x3245)|
|Careers||Sandra Pesce (x3245)|
|Chicana/o Studies||Barbara Ring (x3319)|
|Communications||Digital Journalism, Communication, Radio/Television||Barbara Ring (x3319)|
|Consumer & Family Studies||Child Development, Education, Educational Technology||Sandra Pesce (x3245)|
|Cosmetology||Sandra Pesce (x3245)|
|Engineering||Air Conditioning, Electricity, Electronic System, Engineering, Environmental Control, Manufacturing Technology, Technical Writing||Cecilia Cheung (x3873)|
|English & Humanities||English, Humanities, Philosophy||Barbara Ring (x3319)|
|Foreign Languages||Sandra Pesce (x3245)|
|Health & Exercise Science||Health Education, Physical Education, Fitness Specialist||Cecilia Cheung (x3873)|
|History & Political Sciences||History, Political Science||Barbara Ring (x3319)|
|Life Sciences||Agriculture, Biology, Sustainability||Cecilia Cheung (x3873)|
|Nursing Education||Health Sciences, Nursing Education, Vocational Nursing||Cecilia Cheung (x3873)|
|Physical Sciences||Astronomy, Chemistry, Geography, Geology, Physical Sciences, Physics, Mathematics||Barbara Ring (x3319)|
|Visual & Performing Arts||Dance, Music, Graphic Arts||Sandra Pesce (x3245)|
|Visual & Performing Arts||Drama||Barbara Ring (x3319)|
|Visual & Performing Arts||Fine Arts, Photography||Carol Withers (x3871)|
For more information, download the Library's Collection Management Guidelines.
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LRC rooms R-108, R-205, R-212, and R-301 are available for faculty and staff campus business. These rooms are reserved for activities such as meetings, seminars, training, and workshop presentations. See slideshow at right for photos.
To reserve a room, please follow these two steps:
Several media collections are available to faculty for instructional use. Please see our Videos page for information about performance rights outside the classroom.
What other offices on campus can troubleshoot:
Contact ITHelp@sdccd.edu (619-388-7000) about:
Personal devices are not diagnosed or serviced by any campus or District personnel.