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Register Your Students for a Library Orientation Session

 Information Literacy is the ability to find, evaluate, and use information and it is necessary to survive in today’s job market. Students need the skills to find information for all types of resources, evaluate the information they find for accuracy and relevancy and be able to use the information effectively for their specific need.

Many students face challenges when confronted with an assignment when they need information. The challenges they face include the following:

   Skills to use current technology needed to find information

   Knowing which source will offer the most relevant information

   The skill to evaluate the information from all resources

    Critical thinking skills

    Knowing the definition of plagiarism and how to avoid it

Librarians and faculty can collaborate to teach our students to learn these skills. Faculty are trained to teach course content and analytical skills. Librarians can teach students how to find, use, and evaluate resources.

 Please call Michelle Bailey today to set up orientation sessions for your classes at 563-441-4152 or email her at




2013 Library Survey

Library Week Survey

If you are a student, staff and faculty at Scott Community College please take a few minutes to answer these questions about services at Scott Community College Library. Your answers will remain anonymous  The results of the survey will be published on the library blog and our Facebook page next Monday. The answers you provide will help us determine how we can better serve you. Thank you! Click here to access the survey.

Need Help Accessing the Books and articles you Found?

 After researching the databases, you have found articles that you want for your research paper but none of the articles are full-text? We can help by finding the article at another library.

This library belongs to RiverShare, a network of libraries that allows members to borrow books, or get copies of articles, from other libraries. Most students will receive their items for free because RiverShare libraries do not charge for the service. If we must look outside our member libraries for your items, there may be a fee that the lending library charges that the student agrees to pay.

In addition to this service, you may use a library card from any of the member libraries at the other libraries. Follow this link to get a list of the RiverShare libraries.

Library Orientations

Scott Community College faculty members are encouraged to schedule library instruction sessions for their students. Orientations are most useful when students learn about specific resources that will help them complete a class assignment. Sessions are designed to teach students how to search for authoritative information and how to use available resources ethically and effectively.

Two Methods of Library Instruction

We encourage all faculty to schedule a date and time for library orientation. Students will discover library sources and how to make the most proficient use of them.

Another good time to teach most students is when they need information. The session is individualized to include articles, books, and websites that give them the information they need for their topics. For the indi­vid­ual stu­dent who needs to learn specific resources to research a particular topic, a one-on-one meeting at the reference desk is the best instruction.

Scott Community College Library staff wants to connect with students, staff, and faculty with the information they need. The goals we have for each of our students are to be successful in their research assignments and to prepare them to become life-long learners.

Starting this November

The Scott Community College Library is part of a new consortium called RiverShare Libraries and will begin the use of a new online catalog in early November. The new consortium consists of 20 member libraries 12 from Iowa and 8 from Illinois. You will continue to be able to use your library card at other member libraries.  To view a list of member libraries and to read about the benefits you will be able to enjoy go to

How to Print from Computers

Students will need to be logged in under user name: scclib and password library in order to print. Follow the directions below to print from the computers:

Microsoft Documents

1. Log on as scclib with password library.

2. Save your document on the P: drive using your full name and save elsewhere for your records.  Close the file.

3. You can find the P: drive icon on the desktop.

Ask at the desk to print your document.  There is a 20 page print limit.  File will be deleted off P drive


1. Save your document on the P: drive using Cute PDF by selecting print.

2. You will be prompted to save. Save using your full name as you would with a Microsoft document and save elsewhere for your records.  Close the file.

3. Ask at the desk to print your document.  There is a 20 page limit.  File will be deleted off P drive.

SCC Library Hours

Our hours will change to the regular semester hours on Monday, August 29th. The hours will be as follows:

Monday-Thursday: 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

We are closed Saturday and Sunday.

Welcome Back Students and Faculty

It is hard to believe another summer is gone. But, we all have an exciting, challenging, and rewarding semester ahead of us! The library staff is here to assist everyone to find the information that will help make your semester a success. Stop in and see us in room 1300 on the Belmont campus, call us at 563-441-4150, or email us at Our hours are: 

 Monday-Thursday: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

Fridays: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

We are closed Saturdays and Sundays.

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