The resources below are to assist faculty in both face-to-face courses and online courses.
Don’t forget to check out the page on Open Educational Resources
The Pennsylvania School Library Association has compiled a website of open educational resources for use in K-12.
Library Instruction Request Form – Use this form to request that a librarian come to your class and speak with your students about using the Library for research assignments.
Professional Collection – The Library houses a collection of literature specifically focusing on teaching and community colleges. Search the Library Catalog or eBook collection to access these books.
Films on Demand enables the embedding video clips into online content. Clips are available for a variety of subject areas. After selecting a clip, just embed the referring URL into your document.
Envato Elements provides access to thousands of images, video templates, presentation templates, music, and fonts. The library’s license allows faculty to use these images copyright free in presentations and online courses. Contact the library for connection information.
Community College News
The Community College Daily website is the news sources of the American Association of Community Colleges.
Library Reserves – Faculty can place texts or other materials on reserve in the Library for students to access. It can be helpful to students to place a copy of the course textbook on reserve in the Library. Any assigned DVD movies can be watched in the Library as well.
Library Textbook Collection – The Library purchases copies of some of the more popular textbooks to keep on reserve in the Library. These textbooks can be helpful for any students that cannot afford textbooks or are waiting for their copies to arrive in the mail.
The following guides will help faculty understand the issues surrounding copyright in the classroom. The Library Director, Barbara Zaborwoski, also serves as the college copyright officer and can answer questions.
Copyright in the classroom – This guide covers the rights that instructors have regarding teaching with works under copyright. This is from the University of California.
Understanding Fair Use – This guide from the University of Chicago Library explains the concept of Fair Use and how it applies to using copywritten work in your teaching.
Looks to publish a book or textbook online? Pressbooks is an easy to use publishing platform. Books published on Pressbooks are made available online for free.