Faculty Links - LPC Library

Faculty Requests for Library Materials

In accordance with our collection development policy, although Library faculty are responsible for the overall development of the library collections, faculty in all disciplines of the college are expected to take an active role in selecting library print and media materials. The Library faculty act as contact persons for each of the academic areas and assist faculty with library resource selection and use. For more information, please see the full text of our Collection Development Policy.

To request that the library purchase a specific item, you may come to the library and fill out a suggestion form. You may also print out the Request for PurchaseAdobe Acrobat PDF Image (writable) and send it to us. And you are also welcome to make suggestions for purchase via e-mail. Please include as much information as possible, including author, title, publisher, price, ISBN, other information as appropriate. Include your name and phone number so that we may contact you if necessary. Please also indicate if you are faculty, staff or a student.

Mail comments, suggestions or questions to:

LPC Librarian (


Library Orientations

Schedule a time for your class to visit the library and receive a tour and training on how to use the library catalog, databases, and other resources. Click here for our online Library Orientation Request Form.

If your students are having trouble with a specific assignment but don't need a full orientation, we are happy to schedule a short, focused session for 15 to 20 minutes. (Examples: How to evaluate websites or how to use Literature Resource Center.)

Classes may not be sent to the Library for orientation without an Instructor present. You are scheduling an orientation while you will be off campus, you must find a faculty member to bring your class to the Library. The faculty member must stay with the students during the orientation.

Encourage all your students to attend the orientations. Once an orientation has been presented to your class, please do not send students, who have missed the orientation, to the Library to get an individual orientation.

To e-mail an orientation request, please include:

  • title of class
  • meeting days and times
  • number of students in class
  • date and time of orientation (alternate date)
  • subjects and resources to be covered
  • specific research assignment
  • your name, phone number, or e-mail address so that we may confirm orientation

E-mail orientation requests to:

LPC Librarian (

Or call 925.424.1150.


Faculty Library Classroom Reservation Policy

The primary use for library classrooms, 2003 and 2033, is for librarian-led classes and library orientations.

When not reserved for librarian-led classes or orientations, these classrooms are available for faculty to reserve for their class use up to three times, per class section, per semester.

Faculty requesting a classroom for a follow-up session after having a library orientation with a librarian will receive priority booking status.

To ensure that the rooms remain available for librarian-led classes and orientations, the classrooms are not available for reservation by faculty until one week prior to the date requested.

Out of respect for the library faculty and staff as well as those students using the library, please do not have your class come to the library without prior notice. Prior notice allows the library to make any necessary adjustments to staffing at the reference and circulation desks to accommodate the increase in the number of students using library resources and services.

The class faculty responsible for the reservation must be present in the classroom, with their class for the entire duration of the session.

No food is allowed in the class rooms.  Covered beverages only.

Room capacity must not be exceeded.  Room capacity for each room is:

  • Room 2003 (50)
  • Room 2033 (43)

As a courtesy to others, the room must be returned to its original state (see list on the individual room teaching stations for details).

The library reserves the right to refuse reservations, as needed.

In order to reserve a classroom for your class(es), please fill out theLibrary Classroom Request Form and submit to the library, in-person or through email at

For information on booking a librarian-led library orientation, please visit

Faculty Requests for Group Study Rooms

The group study rooms are available for booking by students, staff and faculty, up to 2 hours per day per user or group.

Faculty and staff may be able to reserve the group study rooms for a longer duration for specific, special purposes (i.e. interview committees, off-campus guest, etc.) by arrangement only. 

Please view the online booking service for group study room information and availability.

Effective Library Assignments

Connect to the text of the Tips for Effective Library Assignments document.

Links to Web Evaluation Resources

California State University Stanislaus Library - Evaluation of Web Resources

Cornell Univeristy Library - Critically Analyzing Information Resources

Evaluating Web Sites for Educational Uses - Bibliography and Checklist

New Mexico State University Library - The Good, The Bad & The Ugly or, Why It's a Good Idea to Evaluate Web Sources

Stanford Web Credibility Research

University of California Berkeley Library - Evaluating Web Pages: Techniques to Apply & Questions to Ask

Widener University Wolfgram Memorial Library - Evaluate Web Pages

Plagiarism, Copyright, and Fair Use


The LPC guide can be found in Las Positas College Academic Honesty Statement.

Center for Academic Integrity – A site promoting academic integrity among students, faculty and administrators. Not specifically about plagiarism but lists academic integrity policies with links to ethics resources and to sites dealing with fundamental values in higher education.

Indiana University: Plagiarism: What It is and How to Recognize and Avoid It - focuses on teaching students how to recognize and avoid plagiarism. - " was founded in 1996. With increased interest, became one of the Internet's predominant anti-plagiarism resources for educators and students alike." Mission: " to help people all over the world prevent plagiarism and restore integrity to written work." Includes detection tools (Turnitin) and a learning center (What is Plagiarism? Defintions, Preventing Plagiarism for Instructors and Students, Frequently Asked Questions About Plagiarism, What is Citation? When and Why You Cite, Important Terms for Writing, Printable Versions of the Learning Center)

Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL): Avoiding plagiarism – A rich site with tutorials, definitions, policy statements and best practices for students and teachers.

TechNotes: Teaching Writing in an Online World and Technology & Teaching: Thinking and Talking About Plagiarism (Bedford/St. Martin's)

Western Illinois University: Plagiarism and the Web - how to detect plagiarism, teach students why it is wrong, and develop assignments that make plagiaarism more difficult; includes links to plagiarism resources

Copyright and Fair Use

Copyright Society of the USA - "...dedicated to advancing the study of copyright law and related rights in literature, music, art, theater, motion pictures, television, computer software, architecture, and other works of authorship, distributed via both traditional and new media."

Indiana University Copyright Management Center - offers a very useful site on copyright essentials highlighting Intellectual Property Fair Use for Higher Ed Digital Media Rights. Library issues are presented.

Library of Congress: Copyright (United States Copy Right Office) - Copyright Basics, Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ), Taking the Mystery Out of Copyright (for students and teachers), How to Register a Work, Publications, Law and Policy and much more.

North Carolina State University Libraries: The TEACH Toolkit - An Online Resource for Understanding Copyright and Distance Education

Stanford University Libraries: Copyright & Fair Use - Copyright Overview (NOLO), Copyright FAQs, Fair Use, The Public Domain, Introduction to the Permissions Process, Website Permissions, Academic and Educational Permissions, Releases,and Copyright Research

U.S. Copyright Code (Title 17) – Explore the actual Copyright Code itself. A  table of contents, index and search engine are provided.

University at Albany Intellectual Property, Copyright, and Fair Use Resources - Copyright Law, Getting Permission to Make Copies, Keeping your Copyright: for Authors, Organizations, World Wide Web Sites Concerning Fair Use and Copyright, Electronic Lists, Discussions Guides, and Citations for Readings on Copyright

University of California Copyright Education Web Site - "This site is intended to serve as an educational resource for the UC community; to assemble in one place selected system-wide and campus information and resources about academic copyright concerns."

University of Rochester: Copyright Clearance and Fair Use - Fair Use Analysis Worksheet, Public Domain/Non-Copyrighted Material, Duration of Copyright Chart, Getting Permission, Locating Copyright Holders, Federal Copyright Law, Exceptions to Copyright

University of Texas System: Copyright Crash Course - the Copyright Tutorial is a good starting place for understanding copyright.

Email LPC Librarian (

Library Telephone: 925.424.1150

Page last modified: August 21, 2015