SDCC faculty can request to have up to 20% (to check Fair Use, see this evaluation tool) of a book from the Library’s collection scanned and emailed to them. Scans for class distribution must be placed on a platform that restricts access to a single class (i.e. Canvas). See request form for further information and instructions.
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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:
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.
Zoom Library Research Sessions
For Fall semester 2021, faculty in all disciplines are encouraged to schedule a Zoom research session for their classes. These cover the basics of research with a librarian who is ready to answer questions. Depending on the arrangements with you, the instructor, these sessions can be modified in terms of length and hands-on opportunity for the students. To schedule a research session, please fill out and submit an Instruction Request form (see below) for each class at least two weeks in advance. Feel free to send it via email to firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, or firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “research session request”. Instructors, not substitutes, are required to attend the Zoom session.
On-Campus Library Research Sessions
Once library personnel have fully returned to campus, we will be scheduling the on-campus library research sessions.
The Library's instruction 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 email@example.com or drop it off in person at the Information Desk in the LRC. Instructors (not substitutes) must accompany their classes to the instruction session.
Please contact Carol Withers firstname.lastname@example.org (619-388-3871) with any questions.
Extra Credit for Students (formerly Tours)
Since LRC tours are suspended until the building is fully open, instructors may instead offer this extra credit opportunity: students can email a question to email@example.com and send the transcript to their instructor. If the students don’t have a prompt, they can ask what services the Library provides.
Faculty librarians are available to develop and maintain subject collections to support the college curriculum. You may contact a subject area liaison directly:
|AODS & Behavioral Sciences||Alcohol & Other Drug Studies, Admin. of Justice, Anthropology, Conflict Resolutions, Future Studies, Gender Studies, Global Dev.Stud., Human Services, Peace Studies, Psychology, Social Work, Sociology||Carol Withers (x3871)|
|Black Studies||Carol Withers (x3871)|
|Business Studies||Accounting, Business, Consumer Studies, Economics, Marketing, Small Bus. Entrepreneurship||Sandra Pesce (x3245)|
|Chicana/o Studies||Carol Withers (x3871)|
|Communication Studies||Communications, Digital Journalism, Digital Media Production, KSDS Radio, Radio/Television/Film||Leann Voss (x3056)|
|Consumer & Family Studies||Child Development, Education||Sandra Pesce (x3245)|
|Cosmetology||Sandra Pesce (x3245)|
|Engineering & Technology||Electricity, Electronic Systems, Engineering, Environmental Control Technology (AIRE), Machine Technology, Manufacturing Engineering Technology, Technical Illustration||Leann Voss (x3056)|
|English & Humanities||ELAC, English, Humanities, Labor Studies, Philosophy||Leann Voss (x3056)|
|Foreign Languages & ASL||American Sign Language, Arabic, French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish||Barbara Ring (x3319)|
|Health & Exercise Science||Exercise Science, Fitness Center, Fitness Specialist, Health Education, Nutrition||Sandra Pesce (x3245)|
|History & Political Sciences||History||Barbara Ring (x3319)|
|History & Political Sciences||Political Science||Leann Voss (x3056)|
|Information Technology||Computer Business Technology, Computer Information Systems, Information, Network & Web Technologies||Sandra Pesce (x3245)|
|Life Sciences||Agriculture, Biology, Other Life Science, Sustainability||Leann Voss (x3056)|
|Nursing Education||Health Sciences, Nursing Education||Sandra Pesce (x3245)|
|Mathematics||Mathematics||Barbara Ring (x3319)|
|Personal Growth||Personal Growth||Sandra Pesce (x3245)|
|Physical Sciences||Astronomy, Chemistry, Geographic Info Sys, Geography, Geology, Other Physical Sciences, Physics||Barbara Ring (x3319)|
|Visual & Performing Arts||Dance, Dramatic Arts/Theater, Fine Arts, Graphic Design, Music, Photography||Carol Withers (x3871)|
For more information, download the Library's Collection Management Guidelines: