Cerro Coso Faculty can recommend new titles for purchase. This helps us achieve a collection of adequate scope, depth, and quality.
We do not purchase textbooks.
Use the Purchase Request Form to recommend new titles.
The Cerro Coso librarians can assist with instructing your students how to research using library resources.
Arrange for a targeted "Library Instruction" session for your classes. Either bring your class into the library computer lab or the librarian can visit your classroom.
These sessions can be tailored to a specific assignment or a specific resource.
Handouts and library instructional guides provided.
Librarians can create online learning objects using screencast technology to embed into your online course that teach your students how to access a specific library resource.
Add one of the librarians as a "guest lecturer" in your online class during the weeks your students are working on a research assignment. She can set up a discussion forum or live chat to answer your students' questions.
The Learning Resource Center has audio (tapes, cds), video (tapes, dvds), and equipment for use by the faculty and staff.
Please make requests for audiovisual equipment at least 2 days in advance. All equipment must be picked up by faculty.
If you need videos for instruction, please search video titles in the Library Catalog .
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to request equipment.
Your use of copyrighted materials in the classroom does not always fall under the fair use exemption in copyright law. To find out what is fair and what is copyright infringement, ask a librarian or review the documents below.
By integrating research assignments into your curriculum, you can help ensure that your students improve their critical thinking and research skills and learn to wade through a deluge of data to find trustworthy resources, which will prepare them for future research at school, at work, and in life.
Make sure you know what resources are out there first! Ask a librarian to see what is available locally. If the library doesn't have sufficient resources for your topic, recommend some reading or put something on reserve at the library so it will be available for your students.
When creating your assignment, ask yourself the following questions:
Schedule a library session for your class or for yourself if you aren't sure!