Consult with your library faculty liaison to request materials for the collection that support your curriculum and to collaborate on ideas to meet our mutual teaching and learning needs. Liaisons coordinate both library instruction and library collections.
|Basic & Transitional Studies||Sharon|
|Information Technology, Graphic Design & Visual Media||Alyssa|
|Humanities, College Success||Sharon|
|Institute of English||Katy|
|Science & Math||Alyssa|
|Social & Human Services, Applied Behavioral Science||Katy|
|Social Sciences, Business||Dave|
You can request library research and information literacy workshops tailored to the individual needs of your class. We encourage you to include a library instruction session in your course outline and we look forward to helping your students become information savvy.
Call or email your liaison librarian to request library instruction for your class. Please let us know the following:
If you are planning a general orientation of the library (appropriate for some classes but not most), please check with your students to see how many of them have already had such a session. You may want to focus the next session on particular information skills, strategies, or concepts.
If you would like to bring a class to the library and do not need the assistance of a librarian, please call or email us. We'll reserve space for your class and avoid too many classes are trying to use the computers or collections at the same time.
Guidelines to keep in mind:
Instruction sessions work best when:
Students have an assignment. Design a learning experience that requires the library or other information sources. Include topic and research strategy development and require students to evaluate and use a variety of sources.
The assignment has been tested. Be sure the assignment will work the way you want it to with the resources you expect students to use.
Students are prepared. Give students the assignment & ask them to do some preliminary work before the workshop. Tell them what they can expect to gain from the library session and how the library session will help them succeed in the assignment.
Sessions are designed to address immediate information needs. Library instruction that does not address an actual, immediate information need is boring and soon forgotten. Tell us the objectives of your assignment so we can connect instruction with your assignment.
The instructor participates actively. Students will only be as engaged as you are. Encourage students to ask questions and share your opinions and perspectives during the session.
Librarians have time to plan an appropriate workshop. The library generally requires one week's advance notice to prepare for a session. This time allows us to plan engaging and relevant instruction that meets your students' needs.
Reserve items may include:
If the reserve item isn't in the library catalog, bring item/s to the circulation desk with a completed course reserve request form. Complete one request form for each course. It is best to request an item no later than a week before it's needed.
Library Books - Library staff will retrieve library materials for you and place them on reserve. Please include author, title, and call number using online form.
Online copyright and fair use resources:
Select Loan Periods
There are two categories: In-Library and Out of Library use. Available loan periods are 1-day or 3-day, 1-week, and 2-4 hours. Generally, loan periods are chosen by the instructor.
All requests are processed on a first-come, first-serve basis. Reserve requests are usually processed within three days of their submission date. Processing time may take longer during the beginning of the quarter.
All reserve material is removed from course reserves at the end of every quarter if not used for the next quarter. It is the responsibility of the instructor to contact the library about subsequent future use.
Course Reserves contact information, Email or 206.934.4051
We know that many of our faculty colleagues include a variety of film options (documentaries, biopics, performances, and yes, even feature films) in course curriculum. And the reality is that libraries are assessed a higher price when purchasing them for our collections. Your liaison librarians remain committed to supporting you and your students needs for streaming media titles. Here are some instructions to get you started:
Step 1: Search and browse film titles within our existing streaming subscriptions and rental services: Academic Video Online (AVOn), Films on Demand, Kanopy, and Swank Digital Campus. We’ve listed all the links here, along with a few open access resources (free!) that may be helpful.
Tutorial: How to search SCC library catalog: https://youtu.be/-sAsGITGlmECan't find the film you want in any of those collections?
Step 2: Fill out this 2-question Film Request form and we will track it down for you. The caveat: because of our limited budget and the rental model, the frequency and duration of use of your requests will come into play on adding it to the annual rotation of titles.
Requests will be evaluated for several criteria, including supporting curriculum, cost, timeliness, etc. (See full list of Selection Criteria in our Collection Development Policy, p5. https://libguides.seattlecentral.edu/ld.php?content_id=3761698) Priority will go to films that are required for class use and requested in advance of quarter needed.
Requests will go to Alyssa Jocson Porter (faculty librarian & collection development coordinator), who will review request details with your subject librarian. We will be in touch within 48 hours (Mon-Fri, not including breaks between quarters).
Questions? Email Alyssa.JocsonPorter@seattlecolleges.edu