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 Purchase (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.
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. You may request an orientation by filling
out a paper form available in the library, print and mail this Orientation
Request (writeable), or you may request an orientation via
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:
E-mail orientation requests to:
Or call 925.424.1150.
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:
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.
For information on booking a librarian-led library orientation, please visit http://www.laspositascollege.edu/library/faculty.php#anchorOrientations
The group study rooms are available for booking by students and faculty, up to 2 hours per day.
Faculty 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.
Connect to the text of the Tips for Effective Library Assignments document.
Use the LPC Library Homepage to find magazine and newspaper articles and reference materials in the electronic print resources to which Las Positas College Library subscribes:
ACRL Information Literacy - "a gateway to and a gathering place for resources on information literacy focused on improving the teaching, learning, and research role of the higher education community" (Association of College and Research Libraries, American Library Association). Information Literacy Standards Toolkit from ACRL - "The Standards Toolkit is a set of tools, web pages and other resources that will help you to use the Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education. As context for the use of the standards..."
AT&T Education: Knowledge Network Explorer, Lessons, Webquests, Information for Teachers and Librarians - focuses on four 21st century literacies - information, media, multicultural, and visual. Includes resources, both bibliographic and web-based, to assist in learning and/or teaching literacy skills; presents lessons to aid in incorporating literacy skills into teaching techniques; and promotes the skills, knowledge and attitudes to help students develop effective lifelong literacy awareness, seeking, management and presentation strategies.
California Community Colleges Information Competency - Topsy Smalley, Cabrillo College, provides statewide links to information for community college faculty and staff
California State University System Information Competence Initiative - About the Initiative, Resources for Teaching and Learning, Systemwide Resources & Other Resources
EDUCAUSE Resource Center– Information literacy and information fluency resources from EDUCAUSE, a non-profit organization dedicated to “advancing higher education through the intelligent use of information technology.”
Information Behaviour of the Researcher of the Future – Recent report from the U.K. on the “Google Generation” and their researching skills.
Information Literacy in the Electronic Age - Covers topic selection, search strategies, keywords, evaluation, citation, and a quiz from Rio Salado College Library and Information Center
Learning: Information Literacy - Their Information Literacy Resources link to an Information Literacy Quiz, the Information Literacy Quiz Answer Key with Follow-up Activities, and information on Websites to Validate, How to Read a Web Address, Find the Publisher of a Website, What is the History of a Website, and Check the External Links."November Learning is dedicated towards supporting and challenging teachers and students to expand the boundaries of learning
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
University of California Berkeley Library - Evaluating Web Pages: Techniques to Apply & Questions to Ask
Widener University Wolfgram Memorial Library - Evaluate Web Pages
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.
Plagiarism.org - " was founded in 1996. With increased interest, Plagarism.org became one of the Internet's predominant anti-plagiarism resources for educators and students alike." Mission: "...is 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 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.
Las Positas College ... the Intranet
LPC Help is an 'intranet' service designed for faculty and staff and is only available from faculty/staff computers
Positas Community College District
Off-campus access to the Colleges, Public Information, Human Resources, District Services, Training and Development Solutions, Board of Trustees, Chancellor, and more District information
CLPCCD District Human Resources
Forms/Applications, Contracts and Salary Schedules, Benefits Providers, Retirement Benefits . . .
Designed to enhance the work life and job functions of Chabot-Las Positas faculty, classified staff, and administrators by providing easy access to current information that is aimed at an internal audience and is only available on our campus and District Office networks. Some of the information included is: CLASS-Web: Banner Web Reports and Registration, MIS Reports on the Web, Job Announcements, Board Meetings and Agendas, Board Policies, CLPCCD Lead Stories and Event Calendar, answers to frequently asked questions, training information, information relating to Banner, computer standards and policies, forms for requesting computing access, help desk information. Campus access only.
Library Telephone: 925.424.1150
Library Fax: 925.606.7249
Page last modified: April 29, 2015