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Faculty Library Guide: Faculty Services

About This Page

This page is to make faculty aware of the online and in-person services available to faculty to facilitate in-person, online, and hybrid learning.

Library Instruction

The librarians are available to collaborate with you for online and in-person library instruction. Information sessions are tailored to fit your assignments and the needs of your students. A library instruction session can be tailored to fit the needs of your students by:

  • Introducing the wide array of academic resources available to Clovis Community College Center students
  • Providing research instruction specific to your course topic, objectives, and assignments
  • Working with your students as a group, or one-on-one to articulate a research question and identify the types of information needed to investigate it
  • Collaborating with you to provide information-rich assignments

We will work with you to provide live in-person or synchronous sessions through Zoom with short Canvas modules, or recorded sessions with short Canvas modules for you to assign to your students. We can even offer a combination of both live and recorded sessions with Canvas modules and other library resources. We're flexible and open to your ideas and working with you to best meet the needs of your students. As always, you must be present for live sessions. Please sign up at least one week in advance and a librarian will be in contact with you.

Library Canvas Modules

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The librarians have recently created a variety of modules, made available through the CCC_Library Canvas Page. The updated modules provide students the opportunity to learn the skills to begin research, understand types of sources, evaluate web sources, search academic databases, and avoid plagiarism. Each of the modules are badged and include instructions on how students can collect and submit the badge in a Canvas assignment. Please feel free to include these modules as an assignment or extra credit in your course. To give your students access, please add the CCC_Library tab in the Navigation settings of your course.

Reserve Books

Reserve Books

Place a Book on Reserve

Students truly benefit from our books and materials in our reserve collection. Sometimes students are unable afford to purchase all of their textbooks. Other students just want to do homework for class, but they did not bring their textbook with them.

Faculty and Student Equity funds allow us to have a collection of textbooks and class materials available for the variety of classes offered. Items are available for 2 hours, in-library use.

Please contact the library to see if books for your course are already available on reserve, or please consider donating a copy to the library for your students to use.

Subject Guides

We offer many research guides through the library website on various topics. Research guides compile a variety of resources and information on a topic and can help students to focus their research by showing them what resources would be most helpful on the topic they are researching.

We've created many guides in conjunction with faculty members and we would be happy to work with you! Please contact the library for questions or to begin collaborating with us on a new research guide.

Please take a look at a couple of examples of guides below. 

Discipline Lists

As the library acquires new titles, the librarians curate lists of discipline-specific resources to highlight new and useful titles. The latest lists and archives can be found using the library catalog by selecting the "Collections" tab at the top. 

One-on-One Services

We offer online & in-person options for you and your students to connect with a librarian one-on-one!

  • Ask-a-Librarian 24/7 is a chat service that ensures that our students have access to a librarian, even when we’re not there. The chat is maintained by the CCC Librarians during open hours, and is then maintained by a global co-op after hours, so there is always a librarian present to answer questions about research, citation, and more. 
  • Drop-in Research Help: Research help is available all hours the library is open. Stop by the Research Help Desk to speak to one of our librarians.
  • Book-a-Librarian: make an appointment to meet with a librarian for personalized research help. Sign up at least two days in advance and provide information about your assignment or information need and what you hope to get out of the appointment and a librarian will be in contact to schedule your appointment. These 30-minute sessions can cover research help, developing a topic, citation, evaluating resources, and more. Appointments aren’t just for students – we’ve had faculty use Book-a-Librarian too!


Book Stacks

Faculty are welcome to check out materials from the library and order books for checkout from other SCCCD campuses. Borrowing terms are the same for faculty as students; however, faculty loans are automatically renewed every 6 weeks for up to 365 days if not returned before the due date. Clovis Community College is a fine-free library, meaning we do not charge late fees for overdue items for all faculty, staff, and student borrowers.