Reference librarians and our Staff offer help in using library resources and locating materials. If you have any questions use our chat or email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Borrowing privileges: Faculty may obtain a library card by filling out an application and presenting a valid ID at the Circulation Desk. General circulating items are due at the end of each semester or intersession, but are subject to recall by other users. Faculty may check out reference books overnight and should make such requests at the reference desk.
Request Kanopy License form
Faculty may call the circulation desk to have a specific item held for them. If the item is available, the faculty member will be notified and it may picked up at the circulation desk.
Library collection and purchasing suggestions: We encourage faculty members to make recommendations for library acquisitions. These requests can be made at the reference desk, by contacting your liaison librarian, or by filling out a Library Materials Purchase Request form online.
New tenure-track faculty may request a one time grant from the New Faculty Fund.
This “grant” is intended to help remedy any collection inadequacies related to your field or to courses you will be teaching.
Contact your liaison.
Faculty may place library or personal materials on reserve for students. To ensure that the maximum number of students can obtain access, we recommend that reserves have a check out period of 2 hours and be in-library use only. However, overnight and 3-day check out periods are also available.
Please submit your request at least one week prior to the date needed by filling out the Reserves Request Form and bringing your textbooks in person at the Circulation Desk. Need help? Contact the Circulation Desk by phone at x5586.
As of Spring 2020, faculty can request online reserves via the online form.
Friday, September 9, 2022 from 10:45am-11:45 am PDT via Zoom
with Becka Cooling & Aisha Conner-Gaten
Did you know that students who use the library have higher academic success than those who do not (ACRL 2017)? Join Librarians Aisha Conner-Gaten and Becka Cooling as we share best practices for integrating the library into your courses. We will review library services and resources and provide space for an active discussion on information competency at GCC. Ask some questions and get some answers for the coming year.
Friday, September 10, 2021 from 11am - 12pm PDT via Zoom
with Aisha Conner-Gaten & Caroline Hallam
Although the library building remains closed, the library is online with a new website and ready to help! This session is for all faculty finding and using library services and resources in their courses, whether you’ve been here 1 year or 10. Come learn about how online research help services and information competency instruction available through Zoom, text, and online chat can support students’ success in your courses. We will also show you our new website, options for using course reserves with Leganto, Films on Demand (a new database of videos), our brand new Zoom workshops for students, and introduce contextualized instruction for specific research assignments!
Friday, September 11, 2020 from 10am-11am PDT via Zoom
with Becka Cooling & Caroline Hallam
Description: Although the physical library is closed, librarians and library staff are here to support your students during remote learning! Whether you have been teaching at GCC for many years and want a refresher on library resources and services, or you are a new faculty member who is looking for an introduction, this session is for you.
Come learn about the research help services and information competency instruction librarians are providing online and remotely. We will also introduce a newly acquired database, Social Explorer, and our new reserves system, Leganto, which allows you to embed ebooks and articles from OneSearch into Canvas.
Thursday, February 16, 2023 from 3-4pm PDT via Zoom
with Aisha Conner-Gaten
Description: Aisha Conner-Gaten shares ways to incorporate library resources for every division at GCC. This presentation outlines incorporating open educational resources and low textbook options into courses, finding and using library ebooks for courses, remote research help options, and contextualized instruction for research assignments.
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