Course Reserves vary from campus to campus. If you wish to use supplemental resources, we encourage materials be added to Canvas where appropriate for optimal access. A few libraries still maintain a physical course reserve area, usually at the circulation desk.
A special Course Reserves Search can be done for Course Reserves by instructor or you can browse by course title or number.
Information Literacy is one of Valencia's general education learning outcomes. At Valencia, an "information literate" student is able to "locate, evaluate, and effectively use information from diverse sources." An expanded definition from the Association of College and Research Libraries informs our teaching practice: Information literacy is the set of integrated abilities encompassing the reflective discovery of information, the understanding of how information is produced and valued, and the use of information in creating new knowledge and participating ethically in communities of learning. As faculty, Valencia librarians teach information literacy to students.
The overall goal of all library instruction classes is to develop information literate students. At Valencia, an "information literate" student is able to "locate, evaluate, and effectively use information from diverse sources."
In each active, hands-on library Instruction session, librarians engage students in learning information literacy concepts, from identifying and locating sources of various types, to evaluating and citing those sources.
Options include tailored research instruction based on class assignments and curriculum, and special topic workshops aimed at teaching specific skills, such as website evaluation.
As needed, librarians may be assigned as liaisons to campus divisions, departments or programs. The liaison librarian may attend department meetings to update faculty on new programs, materials and services of the Library. The liaison librarians can also assist faculty members acquire new materials for the library, develop new library-related assignments and act as a contact for library-related concerns.
Librarians will create mobile friendly Research Guides (LibGuides) for your class by request. These Guides will assist you in supporting student library research needs for your course. Guides can be embedded in courseware, are printable, and mobile friendly.
InterLibrary Loan Services provides access to library materials not owned by your campus library. All Valencia students, faculty and staff who are eligible to borrow materials from the Valencia library are eligible to use Interlibrary Loan services.
The West Campus produces a Library Newsletter that is e-mailed to faculty monthly.
The library puts on and partners to provide many different types of events each semester. Past events have included, Game Night, Faculty Open House, Welcome Back Fair, Hispanic Heritage Month, Learning Support Services Fair, Global Peace Week, College Night, Cram Jam, Human Library, International Education Week, Food For Fines, Finals Prep Fair, Justice Week, Black History Month, Women’s History Month, Earth Day, LGBT Pride Month, Caribbean Heritage Month, etc. Formats include panels, open mics, white boards, social media, displays, open house, tabling, etc.