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To suggest a purchase for the library, email your request: email@example.com We will ask you for some additional information after you make the initial request.
Feel free to suggest books, journals, films, or music cd's that will fulfill the teaching and learning mission of Shoreline Community College. You may want to consider interlibrary loan for materials you will only use once. We will make every effort to obtain the teaching and learning resources you need, within the constraints of the budget and the college mission.
The Ray Howard Library @ Shoreline Community College is a teaching library and its librarians are teaching faculty. Collaborate with a librarian to build appropriate research, reading and information literacy concepts and skills into your course.
Library instruction workshops are designed by librarians and instructors to be tailored to the content and student needs. Instructors usually schedule between one-three workshops per course per quarter. Learning outcomes can be skills focused, i.e., how to generate keywords to search across all library resources using One Search, or concept focused, i.e., which voices are usually left out of historical literature and how should that affect how you read a text?
Workshops can teach to a particular assignment, or they can stand on their own, depending on the outcomes of the course and student needs.
The Information Literacy Plan (ILP) recommends skills and concepts for particular courses.
You can use a library orientation module to introduce your students to using library resources. This module takes les than an hour for students to complete, and it familiarizes students with the library website. See Library Resources for Canvas for more information. You can also request a tailored Canvas module for your course.
Use library resources and services to succeed in your coursework. Talk with a friendly librarian to help your with topic choice and formation and research. There is always a librarian at the reference desk to help students with their research questions as long as the library is open and via online chat when the library is closed. Read widely to explore what you want to do. The library has a large variety of information sources to help you with class projects like books (including eBooks that are available 24/7 online), journals, databases and reference materials. Study in the library for quiet and collaborative work. There is a quiet computer lab, study rooms for check out and collaborative space. The library staff is helpful, kind and accommodating; make sure you get to know them. See the library website https://library.shoreline.edu for hours and online research help.
This all-in-one search box finds a variety of materials in many of our resources at once, saving time and organizing search results in one place.
These are the databases that are searched all at once:
Some resources show up in the results of One Search that are independent of our database subscriptions. Here are some of those sources that are automatically searched when you use One Search. However, we do not own access to all of these. This means that you and your students may discover resources that are not available through the Ray Howard Library. Some of these are open access databases, so you and your students can access them for free. For articles from other databases, you will be able, in many cases, to order copies through Interlibrary Loan.
Use interlibrary loan (ILL) to borrow books and articles that are not available in the Shoreline Community College Library, and that you do not want for the permanent collection. ILL may be the right choice for your disciplinary professional learning.
Physical item ILL is temporarily unavailable.
We've organized some of these OER resources on an easy to use webpage along with some information about the Creative Commons. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org, for help locating an OER textbook, or for further conversations about OER.
Put a book, film or music cd owned by the library on reserve by clicking the button and filling out the form. Please tell us how many quarters the item should be on reserve, and how many hours your students can keep the item.
To put aside your own personal item for your students, click the button and fill out the form. Keep in mind that you will need to tell us how long to put it aside and the checkout period your students will have when they check out the item.
Copyright and open education: Dawn Lowe-Wincentsen
Your division liaison can help you or help you find the most helpful person!
Computer Science/Technology Lauren Bryant
Music and Music Technology email@example.com
Social Sciences: TaChalla Ferris
You can also send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will contact you!