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Faculty and staff services and resources

This guide gathers together resources to assist faculty in using CCC Library's tools, research tutorials, and services.

Instruction and curricular support

CCC Librarians are flexible in how we provide instruction to hybrid, remote, online, and in person courses. Learn more about our instruction services below, and if you have any questions contact us:

Instruction request form

Beginning Summer 2024, CCC Library is implementing a new Instruction Request Form. This new form uses skip logic to make sure that you only answer questions relevant to the type of library support you need, and provides librarians with the information we need to plan lessons that align with the research needs of your students.

General guidelines for requesting instruction:

  • We request a minimum of 2 weeks for lesson planning and scheduling.
  • You will be asked for a first and second choice date and time for live sessions, or a final due date for asynchronous instruction or course guides.
  • Please upload an assignment (draft is okay) when you fill out the form.
  • Sessions can take place online (live or asynchronous), in the library, or in your classroom.
  • You will receive a confirmation email when you have completed the form.
  • A librarian will be in touch with you about scheduling your session within 48 hours, Monday-Friday.
  • If you have questions, you can email us at

Library Instruction Menu

Collaborate with a CCC Librarian on an in person instruction session.

  • Mode: Synchronous
  • Session length: 25 minutes - 1 hour 50 minutes
  • Locations: Oregon City, Harmony, Wilsonville
  • Course Guide included

Share time and space with a CCC Librarian in your physical classroom or in ours, D112 (in the Library). We incorporate active learning time for students to practice and strengthen their research skills. Content is based on your assignments and requested learning outcomes. 

We offer in person instruction at all CCC locations.

Collaborate with a CCC Librarian on a live Zoom instruction session.

  • Mode: Synchronous
  • Session length: 25 minutes - 50 minutes
  • Location: Zoom (live)
  • Course Guide included
  • Recording included (optional)

Share time with a CCC Librarian online in your Zoom room, or your librarian's. While our Zoom instruction sessions are more show-and-tell oriented, we do strive to incorporate online activities that encourage reflection and feedback sharing. Content is based on your assignments and requested learning outcomes.

Live Zoom sessions can be recorded for you to share in your Moodle classroom. Recordings are available for the length of time indicated by OLET's retention policy.

If you teach a hybrid or online course, a recorded Zoom instruction session may be for you.

  • Mode: Asynchronous
  • Session length: 15 minutes - 30 minutes
  • Location: Zoom (recording) 
  • Course Guide included

Your CCC Librarian will record an instruction or orientation session tailored to the needs of your class. You can share the recording via email and Moodle. Content is based on your assignment and requested learning outcomes. We keep our recorded instruction sessions short and directly related to reflecting the tools and skills that students are asked to demonstrate on an assignment(s).

Recordings are available for the length of time indicated by OLET's retention policy.

Course Guides are customized "mini-library" websites built to reflect your curriculum and assignments.

  • Mode: Asynchronous
  • Location: Website
  • Course Guide only, no associated library instruction session(s) required

Librarians curate useful information for your students to help them find, retrieve, and evaluate resources. Content is created and / or selected based on your assignments.

To see existing Course Guides, visit our complete list of guides and expand the box labeled Course Guides.

Access CCC Library-created instructional material that supports strengthening critical thinking and information literacy skills.

  • Content aligns with CCC Library's information literacy Student Learning Outcomes
  • Format: Instructional material is available in multiple formats, including Google Docs, PDFs, YouTube videos, and interactive LibWizard tutorials (coming soon). 
  • Course integration: Directions for linking to and embedding in Moodle are included.

If your library instruction need is not reflected in our existing offerings, let's work together to find a solution. CCC Librarians are always open to collaborate and innovate around instruction.

Email to get started.

Additional support

Northstar Digital Literacy is a web-based learning tool where learners can test their computer skills and learn new skills on their own, at their own pace. Digital literacy encompasses three big categories of skills: finding and consuming digital content; creating digital content; and communicating or sharing it.

Northstar is available in English and Spanish.

Faculty can refer students to Northstar in several ways, and students can:

  • Access and use Northstar and independently skill up on their own
  • Work with a tutor to access and use Northstar with assistance
  • Take a free Community Education course on Basic Computer Skills

Tutors in the Academic Computing Lab (located in Dye) are able to assist students in signing up and getting started with Northstar.

CCC Librarians are your thought partners on all things information, critical thinking, and college research. 

We appreciate the chance to connect with you over your teaching. Doing so helps us learn how to better support your students.

We can consult with you about:

  • your students' research needs
  • incorporating research and evaluation skills into your assignments
  • strengthening existing research assignments
  • exploring authority and expertise with students
  • addressing mis- and disinformation in your discipline
  • reframing questions to promote critical thinking
  • creating tutorials and other customized research support material
  • library instruction needs, ideas, or questions
  • and more!

Schedule a 45-minute appointment with a librarian (link opens Calendly).

Have a question, comment, or recommendation you want heard? Want to chat with Justine about Textbook Affordability initiatives?

Justine can consult with you about:

  • Affordable and free course material research
  • Open Educational Resource (OER) support
  • Funding for textbook affordability work
  • Course Reserves and Full-term Loan course material collections 
  • and more!

Schedule an appointment with Justine (link opens Calendly).

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