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Library Instruction

Class Specific Instruction

Class specific instruction can still happen while the campus is closed. There are a variety of ways to support your students with research projects, including:

  • Bring your class to the Library Lab for in-person instruction.
  • Invite a librarian to provide instruction in your classroom.
  • Have a librarian meet students synchronously during your class time using Zoom.
  • Librarians can create custom videos and/or a research guide that are tailored to your class and assignment.
  • A librarian can be embedded into your course to participate in research related assignments or discussions.

Based on our experience, students who attend orientations with a list of possible research topics get more out of the sessions than students who have no topics in mind. For this reason, the library highly recommends instructors have their students come up with several possible topics prior to the scheduled orientation date.

If you have questions regarding our library instruction options, please contact Rochelle Perez at

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Online Research Tutorials

The Library offers a series of Library Research Tutorials in Canvas. Visit our Research Tutorials page to learn more!

If you have questions or suggestions, please contact Emily Bond at

Related Services

Librarian Visits

A librarian will come to your classroom to provide a brief (10 minute) overview of library services and to raise students’ awareness of the resources and workshops available.

Please contact Rochelle Perez at if you would like to schedule a class visit.

Course Guides

Upon faculty request, librarians are available to create a course-specific research guide. These guides can include resources, selected books, databases, and other topical information that might be helpful to students completing research projects in your course.

Please contact Emily Bond at if you would like to request a Course Guide.

CAC Program Guides

These guides are designed to highlight Library resources and other research tools that support specific CRC Career and Academic Communities and Programs. A complete list is located on the CRC Library Research Guide page page under “Subject Guide”.

Unannounced Class Visits to the Library

If instructors intend to provide students with class time for library research, we ask that you take advantage of one of the instructional opportunities described above. These opportunities have been created for the benefit of your students and other library users.

While we encourage student library use, please do not bring unscheduled classes into the library. In recent years, student enrollment has increased significantly which has greatly impacted library access. In effect, the majority of library study spaces and computer workstations are occupied during the library’s open hours. Unscheduled class visits place a strain on library resources and staff and result in increased disturbances to other students. If you would like your class to use the library, please coordinate with a librarian who can present you with a variety of options to help your students learn various aspects of the library including research skills.

For more information on our library instructional opportunities or to book an instructional session for your class, please contact Rochelle Perez at (916) 691-7629 or