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San Diego City College Library: Fac/Staff Services

Computer equipment location and access

Course Reserve Requests

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:

  • Print reserve materials are kept behind the Circulation Center desk, and students and other requestors must be able to identify the material needed by call number so it can be pulled by Library staff. Call numbers for reserves are listed in the Library's online catalog under the Course Reserves tab. To put print materials on reserve, use the print reserve request form: print it out, complete it, sign it, and deliver it with the books to the Circulation Center in the Library, located on the entrance level of the Learning Resource Center.
  • Media reserve materials are kept in the Independent Learning Center in R105, accessible by ILC staff only. Students and other requestors must be able to identify the material needed by call number so it can be pulled by ILC staff. Call numbers for reserves are listed in the Library's online catalog under the Course Reserves tab. To put media materials on reserve, use the media reserve request formprint it out, complete it, sign it, and deliver it with the media materials to Room R105 in the Independent Learning Center, located on the lower level of the Learning Resource Center.


Research Sessions for Classes (Library Instruction)

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 or drop it off in person at the Information Desk in the LRC.

Instructors (not substitutes) must accompany their classes to the orientation. Please contact Carol Withers (619-388-3871) with any questions.

Subject Area Liaisons

Faculty librarians are available to develop and maintain subject collections to support the college curriculum. You may contact a subject area liaison directly:

Department Disciplines Librarian Liaison
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.

Conference & Training Room Reservations

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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:

  1. Contact Daniel Gonzalez ( at (619) 388-3869 make a reservation for a room.
  2. Contact the Office of Classroom Technology Managment at (619) 388-3418 for instructions on how to use the media equipment available in each room (except R-205, which has no built-in equipment). You must be trained on the equiment before you can use it. Internet connectivity and audiovisual support are available upon request. Please provide all details for software and/or equipment needs when making a reservation.

Room Descriptions:

  • Room R-108, Teleconference/Presentation Room. Seats up to 14 people around one large conference table. Whiteboard, overhead digital projection system, videoconferencing equipment, and Internet connectivity available.
  • Room R-205, Meeting Room. Seats up to 6 people around one table. Whiteboard available. (No media equipment built in.)
  • Room R-212, Meeting Room. Seats up to 24 people around several long computer tables. Two folding tables also available. Overhead digital projection system, and Internet connectivity available.
  • Room R-301, Group Training Room. Seats up to 15 people at computer workstations, plus one instructor station. Whiteboard, overhead digital projection system, and Internet connectivity available. R-301 has NetSupport software for control of all workstations, including turning on/off, locking/unlocking down screens, and projecting sample screens on user workstations. Instruction sheet for NetSupport provided.


Videos For Faculty and Staff

Several media collections are available to faculty for instructional use. Please see our Videos page for information about performance rights outside the classroom.

Technical Help for Faculty/Staff

Contact OCTM staff about troubleshooting campus equipment, like:

  • audio-visual equipment
  • classroom Smart Technology
  • sound equipment
  • projection units
  • cameras
  • televisions

What other offices on campus can troubleshoot:

Contact (619-388-7000) about:

  • Internet connectivity
  • campus network problems
  • software installations (in classroom or office)
  • computer peripherals
  • telephone issues

Personal devices are not diagnosed or serviced by any campus or District personnel.

Faculty & Staff Svcs: Related Resources

SDCCD Copyright Guidelines web page. See FAQs and a list of resources there.

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