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Teaching Research Skills

In a recent, study, college undergraduates most often encountered these problems when working on research projects:

Getting started - 85%
Defining a topic - 66%
Narrowing their topic - 62%.

Sound familiar? The FLC Librarians are here to help! Please visit our page about teaching research skills to learn more about ideas and strategies for teaching research skills to students across our campus community.

Library Instruction Sessions (FLC Main Campus & RCC)  

If you are an instructor at Folsom Lake College or the Rancho Cordova Center, you may request library instruction for your class. These 50-minute sessions demonstrate how to use the library, its services and available resources. Basic searching strategies, techniques and tips are also covered. Instructor's presence during each library instruction session is required.

At least a one-week notice is required to schedule an instruction for your class. If you have any questions please contact James Telles at 916-608-6528 or tellesj@flc.losrios.edu. Fill out the web form linked below to begin the process. The librarian will confirm your instruction date and time.

 Online Library Instruction Request Form

Library Instruction Sessions (EDC Campus)

To schedule a library instruction at EDC, contact EDC Librarian.



Placing Materials on Course Reserve

Reserve materials are supplementary resources instructors can make available to their students. These materials circulate for short loan periods: 2-hr, 1-day, 3-day or 1 week. Reserve materials are kept behind the circulation counter and students need to request them by their library call number. The library also provides electronic course reserves. Students can directly access full-text articles and other documents faculty place on reserve via the library catalog.

If you would like to place material on reserve for your class, please click on the form below, fill out the online form and print it out. Bring the completed form, along with your reserve item (or citation if it is from one of our library databases) to the FLC Library Circulation Counter. Please allow 3 business days for the processing to be completed.

Course Reserve Request Form
Library Reserve Guidelines

To place items on reserve at the El Dorado Center Library, contact Gayle List - (530) 642-5695.

To remove items from reserve, please contact Kevin Webb at (916) 608-6613 or webbk@flc.losrios.edu. Please allow 3 business days for processing and for the item(s) to be returned to you.


Questions? Contact Kevin Webb at (916) 608-6613 or webbk@flc.losrios.edu or Rebecca Mendell at (916) 608-6708 or mendelr@flc.losrios.edu.


Librarian Liaisons for Collection Development

FLC Librarians are assigned faculty subject liaison and collection development responsibilities by discipline area. If you have a recommendation, suggestion, or would like to discuss the collection with the library, please contact the liaison to your department.

Library Liaison Directory