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Online Teaching @ PAC for Faculty: Resources

Access to resources and services for the online teaching and learning community.

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Library E-resources easily overlooked

The following collections/e-resources are easily overlooked, because they are not (well) represented in Palomino Search.  They can also be accessed through Search a specific database (also on our webpage under Find More Materials)

Resources with free or expanded access while many libraries are closed

Ebook Collections with unlimited access ebooks

Ebooks in the following collections can be used by a unlimited number of users at once. This makes them ideal for use in assignments or as textbooks.

The Ozuna Library is a selective Federal Depository Library providing us easy access to thousands of Open Access Ebooks published through the US Government. They are searchable in Palomino Search and open as PDF.  Note that even small pamphlets are cataloged as books.  Also included are Congressional Research Service reports, cataloged as "Internet Source."

Information Literacy Instruction

While the library is closed, we will continue to provide Information Literacy Instruction:

  • Via Zoom: We can provide instruction on the use of library resources, how to do better research and citing sources.  As before, we ask that you make your request two weeks in advance. Faculty Request for Library Instruction
  • Through the Library Information Literacy Modules.  Six modules that can be taken by students on their own or assigned.  You can assign one or modules as part of your course, either required or for extra credit.

Library Liaisons

Each subject area or academic department has been assigned to a Library liaison. The librarian assigned to your area will make recommendations for purchase of new materials, oversee periodical availability, and make deselection decisions. Ideally, classroom faculty will work with the librarian in their area to ensure the best-informed decisions regarding library resources and materials. The list of library liaisons for FY20 is below:



 Tosca Gonsalves               210-486-3573

Career and Technical, English/Foreign Languages/INRW,  Professional and Technical Programs, Mathematics, Accounting

 Tina Mesa                      210-486-3901

 Library Science

 Linda Plevak                     210-486-3560

 Science and Kinesiology, Children's Literature

 Cynthia Sanchez                210-486 -3563

 Behavioral Sciences incl.  Mexican-American Studies; Fine and Performing Arts/Speech and    Communication; Social Sciences; Student Development/EDUC; Community Programs

 B.J. Schanzer               210-486-3578

 Young Adult and Leisure Reading

 Sara Schmidt             210-486-3575

 Palo Alto College Archives and San Antonio Poetry Archives


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