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Faculty Library Guide: Online Faculty Services

About This Page

This page is to make faculty aware of the online services the library offers, particularly in the time of COVID-19.

Library Instruction

We may be closed for COVID-19, but we are still offering library services!

The librarians are available to collaborate with you for online 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 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. We're 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.  So, 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.

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Curbside Checkout

Soon, you will be able to request materials from the library’s physical collection for curbside checkout. These items will be available for request through the library’s OneSearch catalog. After you request the items, library staff will pull the items, notify you when those items are ready, and work with you to set up an appointment for curbside checkout. Curbside Checkout will be available on Mondays and Thursdays. More information about this will be available in the coming weeks.

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. 

One-on-One Services

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

  • Ask-a-Librarian 24/7: 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 from Monday – Thursday 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM, Fridays from 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM, and Saturdays from 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM. The chat is maintained by a global co-op after hours so there is always a librarian present to answer questions about research, citation, and more. Fill out the information in the chat box to the left to start a chat! 
  • Zoom Office Hours: Brooke and Alicia are hosting drop-in live office hours over Zoom. You or your students are welcome to drop in and talk about research projects, get citation help, or even discuss OER options for your class. We are available on Zoom, Wednesday from 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM and Thursday from 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. The meeting ID is 559 325 5215.
  • Book-a-Librarian: Book-a-Librarian is providing live appointment sessions through Zoom. 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 appointments 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!