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Faculty Library Info: Library Resources for Faculty

Do you ever wonder...?

...what can the library do for my students and me?  The SCC library provides an array of valuable resources and services to support the research and information needs of the college curriculum.  Explore what's available to support and enhance courses and help students succeed.

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Library Resources for Faculty

Clip art of a teacher Information Literacy Instruction

Library Faculty are the information literacy experts on campus. Information Literacy (Info Lit) is a discipline that focuses on finding, evaluating, applying, creating, and disseminating information in a variety of formats. Info Lit incorporates critical thinking, analytical, and problem-solving skills. It is relevant across the curriculum and is ranked by employers as an important skill for graduates to have.  Library faculty can customize instruction to support the learning outcomes of an assignment, course, or program of study. Instruction is available in-person, live online, and online on your time.

Information literacy instruction is not just for traditional research papers and projects.  It can help students learn how to:

  • keep up with news and trends in their fields

  • research potential careers 

  • think critically about information and informational sources

  • use, share, and create information ethically and legally

Learn more about our instructional offerings.

  Research Assignments

Great research projects start with great research assignments. Let us help you design an effective assignment that...

  • uses appropriate research terminology

  • ensures required resources are available through the library 

  • incorporates appropriate resources into the assignment requirements

  • directs students to research assistance

Hey, while you're thinking of research assistance, how about scheduling your class for information literacy instruction

Research Databases

The library provides access to many databases covering a wide range of subject areas.  Search for full-text ebooks, articles, streaming videos, images, and more. These are easily embedded or linked directly within Canvas courses

 Extra Support for Students

The library has many resources that can help students who need additional support.

  • Lexile searching: Many of our databases have the option to search for a specific Lexile score or range. This can help you to find materials appropriate for different reading levels.  Ask us how to search via Lexile score. 

  • IFS courses: Credit courses focused on crucial information literacy and research skills. 

  • Ask a Librarian: 24/7 chat for one on one research assistance, or encourage students to visit the library for help.

 The best way to ensure all students receive support for their research and information needs is to work with a library faculty member to integrate information literacy into your course. Contact to discuss how best to support your students' research and information literacy needs. 

 Additional Services & Resources

There's so much more the library can do to support your instructional work including:


Contact Us   

Your Information Studies Faculty want to hear from you.

  • Krissy Cwengros      Department Chair                       480.425.6641

  • Robin Amado               Information Studies Faculty        480.425.6970

  • Nancy Deegan           Information Studies Faculty        480.423.6648

  • Serene Rock              Information Studies Faculty        480.423.6654