View the following services and resources from the library specifically for faculty and staff.
Use this form to request:
- An in-person library orientation/instruction session for your class (such as in your classroom or the library classroom L108)
- An online library orientation/instruction session for your class (such as a live Zoom session with a librarian)
To ensure access to this form please first sign in using your Los Rios Single Sign-on, which you can access under the Employee Login tab on this page. Please see Library Instruction FAQ for more information about library orientations/instruction.
ARC Library Research Tutorials in Canvas
- Self-enroll link for ARC Library Canvas Research Tutorials
- Students can self-enroll by sharing the permalink (this enroll link does not change, even as we make updates and changes to the course).
- Faculty may assign the tutorials (in full or direct students to individual modules) for credit in their courses or may recommend a module to help a student gain relevant research skills. Students unlock certificates of completion for each module after passing the module's quiz with a score of 75% or more.
- If you have any questions about the tutorials, please contact Kate Williamson at (916) 484-8197 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note: Starting Fall 2022 the MLA and APA citation modules have been discontinued. Basic elements of APA and MLA style are taught in the newly revised Citing Sources and Avoiding Plagiarism module. If you need detailed instruction about MLA or APA for your students, we recommend the resources on our Library Citation Help page.
The Research Tutorials page includes information for students about the ARC Library Canvas Research Tutorials, as well as:
- Short video tutorials; if you use Canvas, consider adding links or embedding them in your course. You can use the Instruction Request Form to request specific tutorials for your class assignment(s). Please allow at least two weeks for the creation of customized instructional materials.
- Online copies of handouts
Is there a specific film you'd like to show students?
To ensure access to this form please first sign in using your Los Rios Single Sign-on, which you can access under the Employee Login tab on this page.
For questions about accessing films through the library ARC classified professionals, faculty, or administrators can email Kate Williamson at email@example.com
- Not all films are available for libraries to license. Subscription based streaming services like Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime do not have licensing options for libraries. Unfortunately there is no way for us to license orginial content from these platforms (but see Netflix information on Educational screenings of documentaries).
- We can only aquire films with closed captions.
- The purchasing of streaming film is contingent on the availability of funds. Films required for a course will be prioritized.
- You can find films the library already provides access to through OneSearch and by searching in individual databases in the Video category of our Research Databases page.
- See the request form for directions on how to directly request films from within Kanopy and Swank that are available through the platform, but the library has not purchased yet. (Swank and Kanopy are our best bet for licensing feature films from major motion picture studios. Unfortunately there isn't a lot of other options for streaming these types of films for libraries).
Streaming Database Guides for Faculty from ARC Library
Faculty and staff guides include directions and information about our resources and services, such as how to embed a librarian, download an eBook, resources for Natomas Center faculty, and more.
See our Course Reserves page for FAQs, policies, and reserve information.
To put an item on reserve (e.g. your course textbook, videos, etc.):
- Print and fill out the Reserves Form
- Bring it with the reserve item to the Circulation Desk in the library
For copyright information, see Resources about Copyright Issues by the ARC Instructional Technology Center.