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About the Library

Mission    Location     Services   Accessibility   Friends of the Library    Courses    Employment

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Mission

The Cosumnes River College Library supports the learning, instruction, and information needs of a diverse student population, faculty, and staff.

Values

In the spirit of the American Library Association's Bill of Rights, we value providing the CRC community of students, faculty, and staff with open and equitable access to information.

We value collaboration with our colleagues to support all disciplines, programs, and viewpoints by selecting the most accurate, fair, diverse, relevant, comprehensive, and current sources available in a variety of formats.

Vision

The Library's goal is to provide students with the ability to locate, evaluate, and use information effectively. These Information Competency skills are essential to student success in educational endeavors, careers, and as lifelong information consumers and creators.

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Location

The Library at Cosumnes River College is located in the three-story Library building situated in the center of the campus. This building is also home to several other support services. The Library's entrance is located on the second floor. . Elevator access to the Library collection and facilities is located on the first floor near the north entrance of the Library building.

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Services

The Library provides a collection to support research and personal enrichment, professional staff, technology, and study space to support the students, faculty and staff of Cosumnes River College.  Our services include: circulating library materials (books and media), a reference and print serials collection (for in-library use only), access to dozens of online research databases, computers, printing and copying, Reserve textbooks and course materials, group and individual study areas, reference services, and library instruction.

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Accessibility

The CRC Library strives to make its tools accessible by all students and provides the following resources:

Elevator access to the library: The library is accessible by elevator on the first floor of the Library building next to Media Services.  Library staff can operate the elevator for students as needed.  Students who need regular access to campus elevators should contact DSPS for assistance.

Accessible computers: Within the library, students have access to two computer workstations which offer a larger monitor, Zoom Text keyboards, and ZoomText Magnifier/Reader software. Note: Library staff is not trained on software. Students should contact DSPS for assistance and training.

Closed captioned media: The library collects videos and DVDs which are closed captioned whenever possible. We currently provide access to a streaming media service which offers over 1200 videos & video clips which are closed captioned.

Electronic resources: The library provides a variety of online resources including our library website, research databases, and research guides. These services are 508 compliant, and further information on our vendor policies can be found at the following links:

 The CRC Library partners with DSPS to make other library materials accessible to students as needed. If you have any questions, please contact the CRC Reference desk at (916) 691-7265

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Friends of the Library

Friends of the CRC Library form.
Join the Cosumnes River College Friends of the Library and become a member to gain access to library services if you are not a current CRC student, staff, or faculty. Membership privileges include borrowing books and using library computers. For details, open the link above to the Friends of the CRC Library form.

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Courses

LIBR 318: Library Research and Information Literacy
This course will help students acquire the information competency skills necessary to conduct academic or personal research. It provides a step-by-step guide to the research process that is applicable to term papers, course work and life-long learning.

LIBR 318 Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)

Upon completion of LIBR 318, students will:
  1. Determine the nature and extent of the information needed
  2. Access needed information effectively and efficiently
  3. Use information to accomplish a specific purpose
  4. Evaluate information and its sources critically in order to build knowledge
  5. Understand the economic, legal, social, and ethical issues surrounding information

LIBR 318 is offered once a semester in a variety of learning modalities. Check the Class Schedule to see how the class is being offered this semester.

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Employment

Faculty Positions : None at this time.

Staff Positions: None at this time.

Student Positions: We are continuously accepting applictions for student assistants. To apply, contact the Circulation Desk at (916) 691-7266 or come by the Library.

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Donate to the Cosumnes River College Friends of the Library fund and help support special library services, such as purchasing required textbooks for students to use in the Course Reserves collection. Please make your tax-deductable contribution payable to CRC Friends of the Library. Gift donors who wish to receive an acknowledgement letter should fill out the

Where to Find Us

Location: Library Building, (2nd Floor)
Hours:

Fall 2014
Mon - Thurs 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Fri 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sun Closed

Special Closures
Labor Day 9/1
Veterans Day 11/11
Thanksgiving Recess 11/27-11/30
Winter Recess 12/19/14-1/14/15
 

Phone: (916) 691-7266
Email: library@crc.losrios.edu