SBVC Library Staff Introduces New & Updated Resources for Virtual Learning

The SBVC Library has made several resources available to faculty to ensure student success as campus continues to transition to online platforms. Many library services are still available online, including counseling, tutoring, and reference desk services. The library website has been updated recently and allows students and faculty full access to databases, ebooks and resources.One updated subscription includes a film database where faculty members can easily embed recorded learning sessions or PDF quick guides into Canvas.

In a webinar, librarian Patti Wall discussed the importance of library orientations, how they can be embedded in faculty courses and how library usage increases student success. Orientation is available online, as well as training, guides and best practices for using databases.

The Library plans to record its own tutorials and guides to explain the various processes of accessing and using the numerous databases and resources available to campus. Students have easy access to resources and guides that will help them to format research papers correctly, including citations. Students are encouraged to use the resources available through online databases and ebooks when possible, though the library is open two days per week if physical books are needed.

The Library team has also recreated reference desk services digitally as well, where students and staff are encouraged to email the librarians at refdesk@sbccd.cc.ca.us or leave a voicemail at (909) 384-8289.