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SCC Library Instruction News : Spring 2022

Quarterly instruction newsletter

Library instruction

SCC librarians continue to offer Information Literacy instruction in a variety of modes. 

Librarians are happy to partner with you to support students' development of critical thinking skills and lifelong learning about information.

Questions & instruction requests: 

Contact the librarian liaison to your discipline or department, or use the online instruction request form.  

SWANK: 500 Streaming feature films

SWANK homepage showing 30 plus films including: Do the Right Thing, Citizen Kane, Get Out, Psycho, Moonlight, Food Inc., and more

Beginning April 1

Students and SCC employees can access Swank Digital Campus through Library Databases.

CONTENT 

  • SWANK's Digital Campus collection includes the top 500 films used in colleges and universities.
  • There may be slight changes to the collection from year to year.
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ACCESS 

  • Swank Top 500 is listed among library Databases A-Z. 
  • Students will login using their normal Bigfoot login.
  • Films are best viewed on a computer or mobile device.
  • There is a short list of "restricted titles" which students cannot discover when searching the Swank portal. Instructors must give students the direct link in order for them to access restricted titles.

LINKING 

Find the film you wish to link by clicking the SHARE option. If you wish, a librarian can help you craft simple navigation instructions for students.

PERFORMANCE RIGHTS 

While films can be shown in class (or students can watch them online at any time), the college's license does not include performance rights. 

ACCESSIBILITY    

"Support materials for individuals with disabilities are provided whenever possible but is dependent upon the availability of resources from content providers. Often times this may be limited to captioning or subtitles; however, upon request, we will provide and request necessary resources from content providers and add them accordingly to the streaming movies." - SWANK

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Questions welcome: Contact your liaison librarian.

Washington 100: Launch of top OER from WACTC

WA 100 homepage with selection of subject areas: Biology, Chemistry, Student Success, etc.

Interested in creating or developing OER? 

Washington 100 collection of WACTC OER is now available.

Contact your liaison librarian with questions or for support.


Excerpt of announcement from Boyoung Chae3/31/2022

We are thrilled to share with you a new inventory of OER for Washington community and technical colleges (WACTC). This inventory introduces selected/peer-reviewed OER for WACTC's 100 highest enrolled courses. WACTC faculty members are invited to join a subject group and contribute resources. See the How to Contribute guide for more information. 

To that end, we invite WACTC faculty members to visit Washington 100 today and

  • Check out the OER in your field
  • Join a subject group
  • Contribute your own resource as OER or recommend your favorite OER
  • Share this news with your fellow colleagues - especially those who are new to OER

GetLit! Festival, April 21-24

For you and your students