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Faculty & Staff Guide

This guide provides faculty and staff with information about SCC library services.

Library Services for Faculty & Staff

Library Instruction

Schedule a time for you and your students to work with a librarian. We offer customized classes focused on specific research assignments, as well as information literacy skills (i.e. website evaluation, plagiarism, MLA/APA citations, research skills). Our calendar fills up, so schedule early! Read our Library Instruction page for more details. Contact the Public Services Librarian with questions or to schedule a session.

Assignment Consultation

Our librarians can work with you to develop research assignments. Whether it's brainstorming, giving feedback, or developing help tools or guides, we are always happy to help.

Research Guides

Direct your students to our Research Guides designed for specific research assignments and general subject areas. We are happy to create new guides for your assignments if none exist.Contact Amber Pierdinock if you need a new research guide created for an assignment.

PASCAL and ILL

Request books from any college or university in South Carolina through  Pascal Delivers. The library can also request materials through Interlibrary Loan (subject to availability). All requested materials will be delivered to the SCC campus of your choice.

MLA / APA Online Citation Guides

Direct your students toward our website for online citation help in MLA and APA. Citation is the number one question asked in the library!

Tutorials

The library offers online tutorials. Contact us to have your class added to the library's tutorials in D2L.

Plagiarism Tutorial

Ensure your students know how to avoid plagiarism. The library tutorial on plagiarism is a great resource for students to learn more about plagiarism, complete with hands-on examples. There is a quiz that you can assign as part of your class and contact the Amber Pierdinock if want to use it.

Workshops

The library occasionally offers one-hour workshops on various topics, such as Basic MLA Format. Watch your emails for announcements.

Ask-A-Librarian

Send us questions any time through our Ask-A-Librarian email service.

Using Library Links in Your Class

If you want to use eBooks or electronic articles from the library in your class (D2L, syllabus, class notes, etc), you need to make sure the links can be used on and off-campus. See Linking to Electronic Resources on how to create URLs/links that work both on and off-campus. Contact Mary Daubenspeck if you have any questions or have any issues creating the links.

Reserves

Place materials on reserve for your classes in the library. You decide whether they are in-library-use only or 3-day-checkout. We'll keep them in the reserve collection so your students can access them any time we're open. We can also help you create permanent links to any material in our online databases so your students can access it anytime. Contact Monica Cannon if you have any questions about reserves.