The Library offers several different instruction options which are described below.
Class-specific orientations are research workshops provided by CRC librarians that are tailored to the specific research needs of individual classes. They are scheduled during your regular class hours and can take place at the main campus or the Elk Grove Center. Each workshop aims to provide students with basic library research skills.
Orientation requests: Instructors may request Class-Specific Orientations by emailing Rochelle Perez at rochelle [dot] perez (at) crc [dot] losrios [dot] edu. Please include the following information in your request:
- Will a research paper or project be assigned?
- When will students receive their research assignment?
- Assignment due date
- Preferred orientation date and time
- Alternative orientation dates and times (if preferred date and time is unavailable)
- Attach a copy of your research assignment and/or syllabus (If you do not have an electronic version of the assignment to attached to email, please send hard copy to Rochelle Perez at the CRC Library)
Based on our experience, students who attend orientations with a list of possible research topics get more out of the sessions than student who have no topics in mind. For this reason, the library highly recommends instructors have their students come up several possible topics prior to the scheduled orientation date.
The Library has developed a new set of research tutorials (i.e., “library modules”) which teach students how to be successful researchers through a rich learning experience. Check out the Tutorials link for more information.
If you are an instructor who is considering assigning or recommending your students complete one or more of these new Library Research Tutorials and have any questions, please email Emily Bond at emily [dot] bond (at) crc [dot] losrios [dot] edu.
A librarian will come to your classroom to provide a brief (10 minute) overview of library services and to raise students’ awareness of the resources and workshops available. Please contact Rochelle Perez at perezr (at) crc [dot] losrios [dot] edu if you would like to schedule a class visit.
Upon faculty request, librarians are available to create a course specific research guide. Please contact Mark Ford at fordm (at) crc [dot] losrios [dot] edu if you would like to request an Online Course Guide.