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 is available to support you and your students remotely. Feel free to email her, drop into herZoom 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

Library Instruction

Tara is 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 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.

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. 

Equity Resources

New equity challenges will arise as we transition to virtual classroom and work spaces. As we progress through the term, keep in mind these recommendations from the TVCC Diversity Committee.

  • Remember that our students are more than just students. They, like us, are coping with additional responsibilities and stresses, like homeschooling or caring for children, working from home, or working in essential positions. Treat every student with compassion. 

  • Students may have unequal access to technology. Be willing to adjust expectations or seek solutions accordingly. 

  • Asian Americans are experiencing increased racism at this time. Be prepared to stand up for our Asian American students and community members by rejecting the use of the term “Chinese Virus” or other racist remarks that may be used to discuss COVID-19. 

  • Taking care of ourselves helps us to take care of others. Try to set healthy work expectations and boundaries for yourself.

Contact Roberto Trinidad with your equity or diversity related questions. 

This list was adapted from recommendations for equity and inclusion during COVID-19 from University of California and Colorado State University.