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Faculty Resources

This page will be regularly updated with Library resources built to support faculty through their transition to online teaching. 

Library Services

As of 23 March 2020, the TVCC Library is open to TVCC students and staff ONLY with limited services. Hours have been reduced to Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM. We are taking extra precautions to keep our staff and community safe. We ask that all patrons adhere to these policies:

  • All items MUST be returned in the outside book drops.

  • All checkouts are by request only. Browsing is restricted. Please try to place holds ahead of time.

  • Computer usage is limited to students only. There are five computers available.

  • Scanning services are limited to course reserves.

  • Limit direct contact with our staff and other patrons. You MUST maintain social distance!

We prefer that all students and faculty use the Library remotely when possible.

Library Staff

Tara and Kelsea are available to support you and your students remotely. Feel free to email us, drop into our Zoom office hours, or set up a Zoom meeting. 

Tara Dominick

Head of Library and Information Services

Zoom Meeting Code: 297-648-5584

Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 9:00 - 11:00 AM

Email to set up an appointment: tdominick@tvcc.cc

Kelsea Jones

Lead Reference Librarian

Zoom Meeting Code: 657-575-7470

Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 1:00 - 3:00 PM

Email to set up an appointment: kdjones@tvcc.cc

Library Instruction

Tara and Kelsea are available to provide library instruction to your classes via Zoom. You can request the basic research class or a customized session for a particular assignment. Email Kelsea or Tara to schedule a session. 

The Library Research Class is also available as a Canvas module that you can download into your Canvas shell. Learn how to download the module with these guides:

Online Resources

We have a variety of online research databases available for you and your students. All databases require either a TVCC Library card number or a password to be accessed off-campus. Email us to request a password sheet.

Learn how to request a TVCC Library Card and login into the library databases with these guides:

Film Databases

We have two excellent video databases. Films on Demand has a large collection of educational programs, news reports, interviews, stage performances, and documentaries. Kanopy is like Library Netflix; it has a huge library of classic and contemporary film and documentaries. Films from both databases can be embedded into your Canvas course shell.

Research Tutorials

We are creating video tutorials for students about basic research skills. These videos can be added to your Canvas shells. Let Kelsea know if there is a specific research topic you'd like us to make a video about!

Topics coming soon: Working with Primary Sources, Using the Database Citation Tool, Citing with MLA, Citing with APA

Open Educational Resources

Open Educational Resources (OERs) are openly licensed, web-based educational texts. This means that instructors are allowed to freely save, alter, and share the resources with their students. OER Commons is the best place to start your search for OER. 

Library Programming

Faculty Lounge

Now more than ever we need to hold on to our teaching community. The Library will hold Faculty Lounge every Thursday afternoon, 3 - 5 PM, until we all come back to campus. Let's meet up to talk about the challenges and 40 watt miracles of remote teaching. Drop in when you can, stay as long as you like. Check your campus email for a meeting invite. 

Adult Story Time

Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 11 AM, hop on the TVCC Library Facebook page for a live story time. We hope this half hour journey into poetry and literature will bring a little emotional comfort to the students and friends we're separated from right now.

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