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The Library collaborates with faculty to support the research and information needs of programs and disciplines. We offer a variety of services to support our faculty and student success.

Library Instruction

As a faculty member, you can request asynchronous and personalized librarian support through your Canvas course, a research guide (LibGuide), or, a synchronous Zoom library instruction session for your class. Currently, library instruction is only available remotely due to the temporary COVID-19 closure of the library.

Library instruction is most valuable when integrated with a course assignment, such as a research paper. Librarians can help instruct and answer student questions on topics such as refining search terms, locating books, e-books, journals, and newspaper articles, best practices when using the internet for research, or a topic of your choosing.

Request Library Instruction

Assign PILOT Tutorials

The Path to Information Literacy Online Tutorials (PILOT) is a self-paced, seven-module Canvas course covering different aspects of the academic research process. The modules can be assigned individually to correspond with your course objectives. After successfully completing each module quiz, students request and receive certificates of completion via email.

Assign PILOT

Put Materials on Reserve

Textbooks and other high-demand course materials are placed in the Library's Reserve Collection to promote student success. These items have a short loan period to provide access to more students. 

Many students depend on library reserves. If you have an extra copy of a textbook or can get one from the publisher, please consider donating or lending it to the library reserve.

To place materials on reserve:

  1. Complete the Reserve Request Form
  2. Drop off the completed form and materials at the Circulation Counter

Questions about reserves?

Main campus:
Anna Chekmareva
(916) 558-2467

Davis Center:
Mikaela Huang
(530) 747-5235

West Sacramento Center:
Ashu Mishra
(916) 375-5505

Request a Video

Didn't find a video that you want in your class? Use our SCC Faculty Video Request Form to request it. Allow 3-4 weeks for a Librarian to research and process your request. Please be aware that some films may not be available for streaming.

Departmental Librarians and Collection Recommendations

The library needs your suggestions. When you learn of books or electronic resources that would support your curriculum and help your students accomplish their goals, let us know. Specific requests can be made through your departmental librarian by email, phone, or campus mail.

If students are having trouble finding sources on specific topics or you would like assistance identifying needs for your department, coordinate a meeting with your departmental librarian.

Departmental Librarians

Division Department or Program Librarian Contact Info
Advanced Technology
  • Advanced Transportation Technology
  • Electronics Technology
  • Engineering Design Technology
  • Mechanical-Electrical Technology
  • Railroad Operations
Jordan Jue
(916) 650-2760
  • Cosmetology
Judy Howe
(916) 558-2461
  • Design and Digital Media
  • Photography
Pam Posz
(916) 558-2186
Behavioral & Social Sciences
  • Administration of Justice
  • International Studies
  • Political Science
Jeff Karlsen
(916) 558-2583
  • Anthropology
  • Ethnic Studies
  • Sociology
  • Women’s Studies
Karen Tercho
(916) 558-2014
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Family & Consumer Science
  • Instructional Assisting
  • Liberal Studies for Elementary Teachers
  • Nutrition
Terri Clark
(916) 558-2484
  • History
Antonio López
(916) 558-2678
  • Fashion 
Judy Howe
(916) 558-2461
  • Geography
  • Psychology
  • Gerontology
Rebecca Goodchild
(916) 558-2377
Business & Computer Information Science
  • Accounting & Bookkeeping
  • Business
  • Economics
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Office Administration
  • Real Estate
Rebecca Goodchild
(916) 558-2377
  • Computer Information Science
Jeff Karlsen
(916) 558-2583
Counseling & Student Success
  • Human Career Development
  • Work Experience & Internships
Terri Clark
(916) 558-2484
Humanities & Fine Arts
  • Art
  • Humanities
  • Music
  • Philosophy
Pam Posz
(916) 558-2186
  • Foreign Languages
  • Sign Language Studies
Antonio López
(916) 558-2678
  • Communication
  • Theatre Arts & Film
Judy Howe
(916) 558-2461
  • All programs
Jordan Jue
(916) 650-2760
Language & Literature
  • English (All)
  • English as a Second Language
  • Journalism
Judy Howe
(916) 558-2461
Learning Resources
  • Library
Pam Posz
(916) 558-2186
  • Learning Skills & Tutoring Program
Terri Clark
(916) 558-2484
Mathematics/Statistics & Engineering
  • Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Statistics
Jordan Jue
(916) 650-2760
Science & Allied Health
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
Rebecca Goodchild
(916) 558-2377
  • Dental Assisting & Dental Hygiene
  • Nursing
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant
  • Physical Therapy Assistant
Judy Howe
(916) 558-2461
  • Astronomy
  • Geology
  • Physics
Karen Tercho
(916) 558-2014

Canvas Page

The Library’s Canvas page connects students with vital library resources and is customized to your own class.

If you use Canvas for your course, a Library page is included by default. Here are a few things to know about that page:

  • It includes links to any items your course has on reserve. If the Library has items on reserve for your class, you should see a section labeled “Your Textbooks.” Clicking any item there will bring you to the full record where you can find the call number and information about its availability.
  • If you have brought your class to the library for a course-integrated library instruction session, and a course guide was created, a link to that guide will appear on this page.
  • In certain other cases, other content relevant to your course may appear. For instance, all ENGWR courses will show a link to the Library’s MLA Citation Guide. Nursing courses will show a link to the Ovid database. If you have an idea along these lines for relevant content to show for a particular department, send it to Jeff Karlsen at
  • A search box leading to OneSearch allows students to begin exploring Library resources, including book, ebooks, articles and more. In most cases, students who have logged in to Canvas will be automatically given access to library databases, with no need to log in again.

Note: The Library page is programmed to include course-specific content. In order for this to work, the Course Code must be in a standard format; otherwise the page has no way to know which course is being used to access it. You may, however, change the Course Name as desired, with no ill effects on the Library page.

If you have already changed the Course Code and want to change it back, an example of correct format is: SCC Sp19 ENGWR 300 LEC 12345 Smith. When you make changes to these fields, you may need to log out and back in to see them reflected in the course as listed on the Canvas Dashboard.

If you have any questions about Library resources via Canvas or have ideas about how to make the page better, please contact Jeff Karlsen at