Arrange to bring your students to the library, where a librarian will show them how to make best use of library services. Orientations can be customized to your course needs. If there are specific resources or services you would like to have emphasized, be sure to let the librarian know.
Faculty attendance and participation in library orientations enhances the students' learning; therefore, faculty are expected to accompany their class to the library orientation. A minimum of one week’s notice is needed for scheduling an orientation.
The library now has available the Credo Information Literacy Courseware. This courseware consists of 28 modules and quizzes that faculty can pick and choose to incorporate into your course(s). These modules and quizzes can be added to any Blackboard course and the quiz results will automatically be entered into your gradebook so there’s no grading needed on your part!
The process for incorporating these modules and quizzes into Blackboard is just a matter of adding a link in Blackboard.
- Step 1: Choose the module(s) doc you'd like to incorporate into your class. (Examples of modules available include Choosing a Topic, Search Techniques, Evaluating Information, Why citations matter, and more!)
- Step 2: Go to the instructions for adding the link to Blackboard.
- Step 3: Add the link to your Blackboard course per the instructions! That's it!
The results from these quizzes will be automatically integrated with your gradebook in Blackboard.
These modules are a great way to assess the information literacy skills of your students!!
For help incorporating these modules into your Blackboard course, please call the reference desk at 951-571-6447, email us, or stop by the library!
Specialized workshops focused on specific topics are availabel upon request. These can be for your department, the faculty in general, or for the students in general.
To schedule an orientation or request a workshop, please call the Reference Desk at 951-571-6447 or send an email request.
Collection Development / Recommend a Purchase
If you discover that the library is missing an important resource, please email us your purchase recommendation. Paper forms are also available at all three RCCD libraries. Click here for the library's collection development policy. (pdf)
If you have textbooks, study guides, photocopies of articles, or other course materials you would like to have available for your students at the library, bring the items to the circulation desk at the library and fill out a Reserve Request Form. These items will be made available for student use within 3 working days. Students can see what has been placed on reserve by searching the Library Catalog and searching for course material by instructor or course abbreviation.
» Click here to download the Reserve Request Form (pdf). Please complete the form and bring in to the library along with the course material.
Need a book or a video (videos are faculty use only) from another campus’ library? We can have the item sent to your college. Contact the library at 951-571-6112. You will have your item within 3 working days. Materials can be returned at any of the three college libraries.
If you need materials that are not available from any of the RCCD College libraries, you can request an Interlibrary Loan.There may be a cost to you for this service since many libraries charge the borrowing library to cover shipping and handling costs. Talk to the on-duty Librarian to get the details. This service is not available to students.
Another option that is free is to order through the Link+ system. This service allows those who have a Library card from a library that is a member of LINK+ to order books free from other Link+ libraries (including Loma Linda University and La Sierra University). You can also visit a member library and check out books directly with your appropriate library card. These books cannot be returned to an RCCD library. Find out more about the Link+ service.
Proposing a new course or program to the curriculum committee? The curriculum process now calls for a Joint Review of Library Resource, and the signature of the librarian. Call 951-571-6447 for more information