Library http://www.scc.losrios.edu/library An SCC Website Tue, 23 Aug 2016 02:48:43 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Now Showing: Films on Demand http://www.scc.losrios.edu/library/2016/08/19/now-showing-films-on-demand/ Sat, 20 Aug 2016 03:45:27 +0000 http://www.scc.losrios.edu/library/?p=3699 Films on Demand is now available to all Los Rios students and faculty! This database provides over 20,000 videos that can be streamed in full or clip-by-clip. You’ll find the link you need on the Research Databases page.

Films on Demand

Films on Demand features videos from many top producers of educational video content, including PBS, the BBC, NOVA, and Frontline.

Eyes on the Prize: America's Civil Rights Years WikiSecretsJazz: A Film by Ken Burns

You’ll also find Films on Demand titles while using OneSearch; however, what is listed in OneSearch may be slightly out of date, so for the best selection we recommend going directly to the Films on Demand website and searching there.

We expect that one of the primary ways Films on Demand will be used is instructors assigning films or clips in classes. You’ll be able to do so by posting links to the program, using the Record URL found on the program’s page (not the search results page).

Record URL on detailed record page

Even easier, in D2L and Canvas you can insert clips into your courses without leaving your course shell. More info will be coming on that score from Distance Ed and Instructional Development. For now, take a look at the vendor’s quick start guide, which has good info on creating a personal account to create folders you can share with students.

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Get organized this summer http://www.scc.losrios.edu/library/2016/06/05/get-organized-summer/ Sun, 05 Jun 2016 18:08:29 +0000 http://www.scc.losrios.edu/library/?p=3642 It can be hard to focus in the heat of our Sacramento summers. Visit our library display and pick up a few titles related to Organization, Planning, and Time Management. The titles on display are listed below; check them out on the 2nd floor of the LRC!

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Students love genre fiction, too! Your donations welcome. http://www.scc.losrios.edu/library/2016/04/28/students-love-genre-fiction-donations-welcome/ Thu, 28 Apr 2016 22:54:12 +0000 http://www.scc.losrios.edu/library/?p=3610 “…urban street fiction [can] build bridges between sanctioned and out-of-school texts … in efforts to further include, motivate, and facilitate meaningful instances of self-efficacy for all students…” (Marshall)

“Graphic novels … foster critical thinking by requiring students to simultaneously evaluate the interaction between multiple modes of communication. (Cook)

“teachers can use Science Fiction to provide catalysts for discussion in a variety of subjects; teach students how to question intelligently; and stimulate their imaginations…”  (Ontell)

SCC students are clamoring to read urban fiction, science fiction, mysteries, and graphic novels.  Can you donate some you’ve enjoyed?  Contact SCC Librarian, Judy Howe howej@scc.losrios.edu.

Works Cited – and more!

Cook, Michael. “The Big Picture.” Literacy Today (2411-7862) 33.3 (2015): 30-32. Professional Development Collection. Web. 25 Apr. 2016.  http://0-search.ebscohost.com.lasiii.losrios.edu/login.aspx?direct=true&db=tfh&AN=110725998&site=eds-live&scope=site

Botzakis, Stergios. “Why I Teach Comics In Higher Education.” Knowledge Quest 41.3 (2013): 68-70. Library & Information Science Source. Web. 25 Apr. 2016.  http://0-search.ebscohost.com.lasiii.losrios.edu/login.aspx?direct=true&db=lls&AN=84897668&site=eds-live&scope=site

Gibson, Simone. “Critical Readings: African American Girls And Urban Fiction.” Journal Of Adolescent & Adult Literacy 53.7 (2010): 565-574. Professional Development Collection. Web. 25 Apr. 2016.  http://0-search.ebscohost.com.lasiii.losrios.edu/login.aspx?direct=true&db=tfh&AN=48996465&site=eds-live&scope=site

Marshall, Elizabeth, Jeanine Staples, and Simone Gibson. “Ghetto Fabulous: Reading Black Adolescent Femininity In Contemporary Urban Street Fiction.” Journal Of Adolescent & Adult Literacy 53.1 (2009): 28-36. Professional Development Collection. Web. 25 Apr. 2016.  http://0-search.ebscohost.com.lasiii.losrios.edu/login.aspx?direct=true&db=tfh&AN=44054567&site=eds-live&scope=site

Ontell, Val. “Imagine That! Science Fiction As A Learning Motivation.” Community & Junior College Libraries 12.1 (2003): 57-70. Library & Information Science Source. Web. 25 Apr. 2016.  http://0-search.ebscohost.com.lasiii.losrios.edu/login.aspx?direct=true&db=lls&AN=14813585&site=eds-live&scope=site

Watts, Pam. “Graphic Novels Offer Diverse Perspectives, Narratives.” Education Digest 81.2 (2015): 38-41. Professional Development Collection. Web. 25 Apr. 2016.  http://0-search.ebscohost.com.lasiii.losrios.edu/login.aspx?direct=true&db=tfh&AN=109031695&site=eds-live&scope=site

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Visit April’s LGBTQ Display http://www.scc.losrios.edu/library/2016/04/14/lgbtq-display/ Thu, 14 Apr 2016 18:46:39 +0000 http://www.scc.losrios.edu/library/?p=3591 LGBTQ book and dvd display
The SCC Library has a substantial collection of books and media on LGBTQ issues and topics on display through the month of April. Come and check out the display and borrow a book or video—second floor of the LRC, next to the stairwell. Learn about the Gay Rights Movement and the many symbols associated with the LGBTQ community.

Will you be participating in the Day of Silence?

Here’s what we’ve got on display:

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Writing a research paper? Make an Appointment http://www.scc.losrios.edu/library/2016/03/31/writing-a-research-paper-make-an-appointment/ Thu, 31 Mar 2016 23:57:47 +0000 http://www.scc.losrios.edu/library/?p=3585 Looking to make some rapid progress in your research? Librarians now offer 30-minute appointments where you can get great tips on finding and using the best resources available for your particular topic.

If you have no experience at all using the library, you should start with a library workshop or our online tutorial, PILOT (especially modules 3 & 4). For going beyond the basics, give these appointments a try!

More info is available at our Research Appointments page.

Also remember:

  • Librarians are always available at the Research Help Desk—on-demand help, no appointment necessary
  • We’re also available via email, instant messaging and social media
  • Start your research early; you never know where it will take you
  • For writing help, contact the Writing Center
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On Display: Personal Finance http://www.scc.losrios.edu/library/2016/03/14/display-personal-finance/ Tue, 15 Mar 2016 03:38:51 +0000 http://www.scc.losrios.edu/library/?p=3555 Tax season is upon us… A time when we find that we all could probably be managing our money better. Get some tips, and explore the larger issues, in the books currently on display on the 2nd floor of the LRC.
Books on display at the 2nd floor of the LRC

By the way, CRC will be hosting free drop-in tax preparation sessions for the next few Fridays. They do this every year! See details (PDF file).

Here are the books in our display:

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Pi Day Contest in the Library http://www.scc.losrios.edu/library/2016/03/04/pi-day-contest-in-the-library/ Fri, 04 Mar 2016 15:49:30 +0000 http://www.scc.losrios.edu/library/?p=3526 piHow many digits of Pi have you memorized?

Come to LR220 on the 2nd floor of the LRC on Monday, March 14 at 1:59pm and show off your memorization skills. Or just come to watch the fun.

Sign up at the Research Help Desk on the 2nd floor of the LRC if you want to compete.

Prizes (print cards donated by the College Store):

  • 1st Prize: $10 print card and a pie donated by the Math Department
  • 2nd Prize: $5 print card
  • 3rd Prize: $1 print card

You can get started by memorizing the first million digits.

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New Book & DVD List posted! http://www.scc.losrios.edu/library/2016/02/11/new-books-dvd-list-posted/ Thu, 11 Feb 2016 19:03:54 +0000 http://www.scc.losrios.edu/library/?p=3470 Wondering what’s come in lately? Wonder no more. Our latest new books & DVDs list includes titles we received from November 2015 through the end of January. You can browse these by call number area or search by keyword. Click a title or book jacket to find its record in OneSearch and place a request. If you find a list of titles you like, click the email icon at the top to send yourself the list.

Asking for it : the alarming rise of rape culture--and what we can do about it by Kate Harding. The trouble with post-Blackness edited by Houston A. Baker and K. Merinda Simmons To the cloud : big data in a turbulent world / Vincent Mosco The republic of imagination : a life in books by Azar Nafisi The Peripheral by William Gibson Ida, a film by Paweł Pawlikowski

We post shorter lists of new books weekly, and new DVDs monthly. You’ll find those at the main New Books & DVDs page. You can get new books via email as well.

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Enter the LRC’s Oscar Contest http://www.scc.losrios.edu/library/2016/02/01/enter-our-oscars-contest/ Tue, 02 Feb 2016 04:55:02 +0000 http://www.scc.losrios.edu/library/?p=3452 Guess the winners and you could win two movie passes! Entry forms available at the Academy Awards display on the 2nd floor of the LRC (look for the reels of film) and in the Instructional Media room on the first floor.
Film with dvds in the background

Did you know the library’s DVD collection has over 250 Oscar winners ready for checkout?

Study up on the nominees, and get your entry in before Oscar night (Feb. 28).

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Take a Library Course this Spring! http://www.scc.losrios.edu/library/2015/12/17/take-a-library-course-this-spring/ Thu, 17 Dec 2015 22:14:30 +0000 http://www.scc.losrios.edu/library/?p=3399 To be successful, you need to work with information. LIBR courses will help you succeed. This Spring we are offering the following courses:

Full Term

LIBR 325: Internet Research Skills (3 units)
This course is a full introduction to online information resources. Learn to use the tools you have available to their fullest extent.

First 8-week term

LIBR 318: Library Research and Information Literacy (1 unit)
Step-by-step help in understanding how to do college-level research.

Second 8-week term

LIBR 307: Medical Information Resources (.5 units)
If you are thinking about studying anything health-related, take this course.

Find more info in the Class Schedule, and also explore our Library & Information Technology program, which offers a Certificate and Associate’s degree.

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