Library faculty will provide library instruction through Canvas modules, by embedding in courses, and through reference services. Faculty should contact their librarian liaison or the reference desk to arrange instruction. In Canvas Commons, search for “Seattle Central College Library” to find the nine information literacy modules that you can import into your courses:
Librarians are happy to work with you to customize modules or to construct new modules for your information literacy outcomes. Please contact your liaison librarian to work with us on instruction.
Print materials and equipment, including books, periodicals, Chromebooks, and other equipment are not available while the library is closed. Print interlibrary loan and request services are not available.
Electronic Collections including ebooks, research databases, and streaming video are available remotely from the library homepage. Use the Quick Find search box to get started or use the A-Z list of databases.
All current students and employees can access electronic collections from the library homepage. Users will be prompted to enter SID and last name to access these resources.
Course Reserve - Textbooks
Physical materials will not be available. Wherever possible, the library will provide access to electronic versions of textbooks. Access the library’s course reserve collection here.
Faculty, please submit reserve requests here or go to the library website and select ‘Reserve Textbooks’ tab for more information. Please direct questions to email@example.com or 206-934-4051 and leave a message.
Search for reserve books by title, author, or course code, such as MATH 141. Course List codes here. When you find the book that you need, click on the title. If available, the link to the online version of the textbook will be in the ‘Details’ section. FACULTY RESOURCES link.
Some publishers have made their textbooks available online. If you cannot find your textbook linked in the library catalog, check these websites from major textbook publishers and the National Emergency Library (NLE), RedShelf, VitalSource, OpenStax, OpenTextbooks, XYZ Textbooks, or Project MUSE or browse by participating publishers.
Consult with your liaison librarian 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, Creative Arts||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.
Bring items to the circulation desk with a completed course reserve request form. Complete one request form for each course. The best time-frame to submit a request an item is no later than one week before it is needed.
Reserve Request Form (.pdf) (Download and open with Adobe Acrobat)
Reserve Request Form (.doc) (Download and open with Microsoft Word)
Library Books - Library staff will retrieve library materials for you and place them on reserve. Please include author, title, and call number to support timely processing.
For more information, please visit the following online resources on copyright and fair use:
Select Loan Periods
There are two categories: In-Library and Out of Library use. Time periods are 1-day or 3-days, 1-week, and 1-4 hour/s. 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