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Faculty Resources

Library Resources for Chemeketa faculty

The library supports in person, virtual, or asynchronous instruction according to class needs. Due to health restrictions, the current occupancy limit for the instruction room in the Salem campus library is 18 students.

To schedule a library orientation, please email reference, or call 503.399.5231.

About the Program

Chemeketa employs an embedded approach for library instruction, rather than  offering stand-alone classes for credit.  The Library has a strong  commitment to reach students in all areas of the curriculum regardless of location or delivery mode. This  includes students that are more challenging to reach such as those enrolled in College Inside and College  Credit Now (CCN) classes.

  • Reference and Instruction Librarians hold master’s degrees in Library and Information Science (MLIS) and are part of the college faculty
  • The Library reference desk and online chat is staffed exclusively by faculty librarians
  • Three full-time librarians and five part-time librarians provide reference and instruction services
    • Online
    • At the Salem and Yamhill Valley Campus libraries
    • At Chemeketa outreach centers and CCN locations

Program areas across the curriculum request  customized sessions on a variety of topics ranging from a brief orientation to sequenced, in-depth  instruction in research skills and tools.

Chemeketa librarians collaborate with classroom faculty to develop course-integrated, assignment-specific lesson plans. Librarians tailor instruction to integrate national and local information literacy outcomes, to support outcomes in other college programs, and to fit the needs of individual courses and assignments while supporting students in those classes. 

Librarians offer consultations and work with faculty on integrating research components into existing courses. Once a class has been scheduled, communication regarding the library instruction session(s) continues between the teaching librarian(s) and the classroom instructor. Library instruction sessions focus on

  • Developing information literacy skills
  • Navigating resources for research-based assignments

Our goal is to balance a collaborative, individualized approach with an awareness of program and course specific outcomes.

More Information

For further information about bibliographic instruction, please see our Library Instruction Program guide