Library Services Updates Fall 2018

The content of this post is a copy of what Barbara Jorge, Faculty Librarian, sent out to all faculty on October 2, 2018.

Greetings, Classroom Faculty, and Happy Fall Semester!

Once again, it’s time for an update from Library Services. Read on for information about how we can help you, how you can help us, and how we can work together to help our students. Best wishes for a great semester and we hope to hear from you soon!

Help Build the Library Collection in your Subject Area

Your knowledge of curriculum subject material is vital to the appropriate development of ACC Libraries’ collections! If you have an item to suggest for purchase, contact your subject faculty librarian. Send your suggestions, reading lists, and media lists to your librarian via email or intercampus mail. For purchases this fiscal year, please request print or media items by March 15, 2019.

Library Instruction Sessions

Faculty librarians are committed to collaborating with classroom faculty to address research and information skills with your students. Whether the solution that works best for your course is a tailored Class Guide or an in-person library instruction session at your location, faculty librarians are excited to support the learning outcomes that are important to your classroom. Complete a library instruction request form today!

New Databases/Online Full Text Resources

Credo Reference

General and subject-specific reference works curated by subject-matter experts on all major topics.

Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery

Broad and in-depth coverage of business continuity and disaster recovery (BC/DR), including risk evaluation, emergency preparedness, and crisis communications.

Consumer Health Complete

Content supporting the information needs of health care professionals and patients and fosters an overall understanding of mainstream medicine and the many perspectives of complementary and holistic medicine.

Referencia Latina

Full-text Spanish-language database covering a broad array of subjects from a variety of sources, including reference books, general interest magazines, and health reports.

Sustainability Reference Center

Extensive coverage of content relevant to many integral areas of sustainability initiative management.


Detailed information on vehicle maintenance and repair including step-by-step service procedures and ASE test prep quizzes.

Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center
Excellent skills and career advice, school planning resources, and professional and industry articles.

Phlebotomy Channel
In-depth streaming video collection of phlebotomy training and best practices.

New RN to BSN Materials

We recently added the Ovid Nursing Full Text Plus package to our e-journal collection! This package includes subscriptions to 50+ e-journals to support the new RN to BSN program. Notable titles in this collection include: Advances in Nursing Science, AJN: American Journal of Nursing, Journal of Nursing Administration, Nursing Administration Quarterly, and Nurse Educator.

Subject Guides

Our extensive, librarian-developed subject guides include many helpful resources for supporting research in your discipline at ACC. In addition to discipline-specific content, each subject guide includes a list of recommended mobile apps in that discipline, a tab highlighting career information in related fields, and a tab directing our students and faculty to Open Educational Resources available in that subject. Please contact your subject faculty librarian with any content recommendations for individual resources, suggestions for new pages on your discipline’s guide and with suggestions for new guides.

Pinnacle Library Closed and San Gabriel Library Now Open

Following the successful model of assessing and relocating the collection of the Rio Grande Campus Library, the Pinnacle Library print collection was assessed with specific materials moved to support programs at their new home campuses and the majority of the materials relocated to where there was space – our Round Rock Campus Library. In addition and – as everyone knows – we opened another full-service library at the New San Gabriel Campus! Students, faculty, and staff at SGC have access to an expertly-curated collection of books, periodicals, and DVDs, as well as our 24/7 live reference assistance and 24/7 digital access to our sizeable eBook and full-text database collections.

Barbara Jorge
Faculty Librarian
Austin Community College – Hays Campus

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