Faculty Services

Information Literacy / Research Instruction for Your Students

Library Research Instruction (LRI), also called Bibliographic Instruction (BI), focuses on information literacy and competency for student success.

LRIs (or BIs) can be tailored to meet the needs of your class and can include specialized database instruction, guided library tours, evaluation of web resources, citation tips, and more. To help the librarian better prepare for your class, please complete the LRI form below.

Reedley College Library faculty provide research instruction and support tailored to the needs of your students by:

  • Providing research instruction specific to your course topic and objectives
  • Providing  course or subject guides developed for a specific course
  • Working with your students as a group or one-on-one to articulate a research question and identify the types of information needed
  • Collaborating with you to provide information-rich assignments

Schedule a Librarian Form.pngSchedule an LRI at the Reedley Campus by completing this  request form.

-Please submit one form per class request.
-Submit request form 5 business days prior to preferred date of instruction.
-Please allow up to 3 business days for a librarian to respond and confirm. Summer session response time may vary. Please inquire with librarians.
-Instructor on record or a substitute must be present during the instruction.

Reedley College Library Collection

The Library currently has over 40,000 titles, 86 print periodical subscriptions, and 8 newspaper subscriptions. This collection includes over 30,000 electronic books and subscriptions to over 20 electronic databases, which provide access to full-text periodicals.

  • We encourage faculty to participate in the collection development of Reedley College Library. Suggest a title or resource (non-textbook) by filling out the Suggestions for Purchase form or contacting  Shivon Hess to discuss the library's holdings in your discipline.


Course Reserves – Textbook Loan Program

The Reedley College Library Course Reserves are comprised of items received or donated by faculty or their department to encourage student success and preparedness for course work. Course reserves include textbooks, literature, and audio/visual material used in course work. Faculty who wish to submit an item to Course Reserves may complete the Faculty Submission Form and return it to the library with the item(s). For inquiries concerning current Course Reserve items for your department or course, please contact  Tony Tran.