SFCC Library faculty provide instruction and support to all in the SFCC college community through a full suite of services which includes instruction sessions, embedded-librarian partnerships, creation of learning objects, outreach to faculty and staff, and point-of-need reference service (available 24/7).
Librarians collaborate with discipline faculty by liaison area to teach information literacy skills, including more advanced skills, introducing students to research sources and methods in their field (e.g., History, Communications, Physical Therapy, etc.).
Librarians teach using a variety of instructional modalities and forums:
14 student workshops,
10 MESA workshops.
Total doesn't include MESA #'s,
|2014/15||235||Only overall total available for the year. No breakdown by quarter.|
|2013/14||152||Only overall total available for the year. No breakdown by quarter.|
|2011/12||65||64||55||5||1||190||MISC item is a faculty/staff workshop|
|2009/10||69||60||54||5||188||MISC items are faculty/staff workshops|
|2007/08||54||N/A||No records for the rest of Winter & Spring 2008|
|2006/07||71||56||52||3||4||186||MISC items include 2 credit classes, 1 faculty workshop, & 1 library technician class.|
|2005/06||64||51||55||9||1||180||MISC item is a faculty/staff workshop|
|2004/05||69||56||57||9||2||193||MISC items include 2 credit classes|
|2000/01||58||57||43||7||165||MISC items include 1 credit classes|
|1999/2000||136||Only overall total available for the year. No breakdown by quarter.|
|1997/98||145||Only overall total available for the year. No breakdown by quarter.|
|1996/97||143||Only overall total available for the year. No breakdown by quarter.|
Every quarter the library hosts student workshops on varying information literacy concepts, such as citations, database searched, advancing online search, and more. Library workshops also provide an opportunity to teach information skills not typically taught in the classroom setting and give the library the ability to be responsive to topical content areas, such as fake news and plagiarism. The workshops are advertised to students and faculty, who support the workshops by offering extra credit for attendance. Spring quarter 2020 the library started offering online Zoom workshops in response to the instructional move online, due to the coronavirus pandemic. At the end of each workshop, students fill out an evaluation of the session.
Student evaluations of the workshops indicated that students felt prepared to use the resources presented from the instruction, appreciated hands-on activities, and the ability to practice the skills instead of a purely lecture format. Based on evaluation responses the library has experimented with workshop topics, as well as building a collection of online instructional resources, such as library guides, to support online learning. Please see the workshop reports for further data and details.