For Faculty

  • Meet your librarians:
    • Your librarians are here to assist with library systems and technology. See us to set up accounts for remote database access and interlibrary loan. Come over for a tour of your subject interest to get to know the collection. We can help you find material in our extensive collections.
    • Librarians are on hand to give Library Instruction Classes to your students. We show how to find and use relevant databases and resources and demonstrate evaluation techniques for both internet and database material.
    • Even though librarians read book review publications to find useful books for our collection, faculty input is also an important way of building the book collection. If there is a gap in the collection or find a volume to include please recommend a title for the collection, by email, phone or in person. Please include a review from a reliable source (NY Times, etc.) and information so we can make sure to get the right volume.
  • The library is an extension of the classroom:
    • The library has tools that can enhance your teaching and allow you to focus on getting the most out of the teaching experience. The library instruction classroom is available when not in use by the library, it has a projector and 18 laptop computers for interactive teaching. For hands-on computer demonstrations the computer lab may be reserved during non-blackout days. The library’s Information Commons is a fully networked mixing bowl where faculty may meet students and other faculty in an open and inviting atmosphere.
  • Information Literacy Guidelines.
    • Orange County Community College policy on information literacy is guided by the Association of Academic and Research Libraries' Information Literacy Standards.* The Middle States Commission on Higher Education requires information literacy to be a part of classroom experience. OCCC's developed a grading rubric (text) to assess students' information literacy skills as part of the ongoing educational self assessment. The rubric (text) presents a continuum of specific indicators designed to measure the growth and development of student information literacy skills within five competency areas.
  • TurnItIn.com*
    • TurnItIn is an internet utility that scans the electronic version of research papers for sections of text copied from electronic sources such as web pages, research papers, journal literature and others. In order to submit a paper it must be from any electronic format such as MS Word, .pdf, .txt, etc.

      • Turnitin shows how much of the student's paper matches content from Turnitin’s databases so instructors can quickly understand how much of the paper is unoriginal.
      • Matched sources from the paper appear in an easy-to-understand format revealing color-coded sources corresponding to non-original work
    • To set up your account contact Andrew Heiz, Electronic Services Librarian via email.