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Instruction for Your Students
COCC Barber Librarians can teach your students the research skills they need to succeed in higher education and beyond.
Information Literacy Sessions
A COCC librarian will visit your class to present an instruction session custom-tailored to your assignments and needs. Information literacy (IL) sessions can cover finding academically acceptable sources, evaluating information, and more.
Embedded Librarian Program
Embed a librarian in your courses to provide ongoing information literacy instruction and support to your students throughout the term. Contact Kirsten Hostetler for more information.
Bring your class for a tour of the beautiful Barber Library on the Bend campus. Library staff will introduce your students to the layout of the building and provide an overview of circulation and reference services.
For a tour of Testing and Tutoring, contact Tina Leslie.
For a tour of the Writing Center, contact Jennifer Forbess.
Materials for Your Classes
The Library provides access to millions of resources you can share with your students by linking or embedding in Canvas, or by providing pedagogically relevant selections under the doctrine of Fair Use, the TEACH Act, or the terms of open licenses. For more information about copyright compliance, see our Copyright Resources guide.
Place textbooks, articles, and other course materials on reserve at the Circulation Desk. Learn more about course reserves.
Order Books & AV Materials
Recommend books, DVDs, and CDs for the Library's permanent collection to support your curriculum.
Barber Library provides access to over 100 scholarly article databases that cover every subject taught at COCC. See the full list at A-Z Databases.
The Library's streaming video databases provide thousands of educational videos, documentaries, classic films, and more. Show them in class or embed the videos in Blackboard for your students to view anytime, anywhere.
Open Educational Resources (OER)
Open resources are texts and multimedia materials with a Creative Commons or similar license. These licenses allow your students to access and use the materials for free without violating copyright. Many open resources can be customized, redistributed, and printed at low or no cost.
To start your search for open resources, visit the Library's OER Guide.
In the Resources by Subject guides, Barber Librarians have curated materials specific to every discipline taught at COCC. Each guide covers key encyclopedias, article databases, books, and multimedia materials relevant to college-level research in the field.
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