Book Scanning | Course Reserve Requests | Research Sessions for Classes; Tours | Subject Area Liaisons | OER/Textbook Affordability | Videos
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.
The Course Reserves collection 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. Reserve materials are kept behind the Circulation Center desk.
How to put an item on Reserve (Faculty):
How to request to see an item on Reserve (Students):
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. Sessions may be scheduled for on-campus or online.
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.
Zoom Library Research Sessions
Online research sessions 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.
Please contact Carol Withers email@example.com (619-388-3871) with any questions.
Library tours for students are normally given on a drop-in basis the second and third weeks of class, advertised in a posted schedule here. If you would like to give your students extra credit for attending a tour, we can provide them a stamped tour schedule as proof of attendance after the tour.
Library tours for an entire class must be scheduled in advance so we may schedule an adequate number of librarians to conduct the session to a large group. Please call 619-388-3288 to schedule a tour for your class.
Faculty librarians are available to develop and maintain subject collections to support the college curriculum. How can we help you? Let us know.
*Note: Sandra Pesce is on reduced load and will not be here in the spring semesters. If you would like a librarian to contact you between January to June, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
|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 Mulholland (x3056)|
|Consumer & Family Studies||Child Development, Education||Sandra Pesce (x3245)*|
|Cosmetology||Sandra Pesce (x3245)*|
|Disability Studies||Carol Withers (x3871)|
|Engineering & Technology||Electricity, Electronic Systems, Engineering, Environmental Control Technology (AIRE), Machine Technology, Manufacturing Engineering Technology, Technical Illustration||Leann Mulholland (x3056)|
|English & Humanities||ELAC, English, Humanities, Labor Studies, Philosophy||Leann Mulholland (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 Mulholland (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 Mulholland (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)|
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Several video collections are available for instructional (and student) use. Please see our Videos page for information about performance rights outside the classroom.
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