Reserve materials are high use items that are set aside by instructors for short-term use by students. These items can be books, copies of articles, homework assignments, solution sets, sample exams, audiovisual materials or other course-related items.
Access to reserve materials is limited to current WWCC students and faculty. Reserve materials check-out for two hours, and are for use in the library, except when faculty request them for longer periods.
To place materials on reserve please print and fill out the Library Reserves Form. Give the form and the item(s) for reserve to Jenny Taylor in the library at Walla Walla campus, or to Jackson Vance at the Clarkston campus library, we will place your materials on reserve as soon as possible.
For more information about reserve materials, please contact:
Media Preview Service
The library maintains a Netflix account so that faculty from all of our locations may request DVDs that WWCC does not own. This service is intended for preview and professional development purposes.
Requests can take up to 2 weeks to fill – depending on the length of the queue. We cannot guarantee when an item will arrive, so please plan accordingly.
To request that the library order an item via Netflix, please complete the following steps.
- Visit Netflix to confirm that the item is available.
- Provide the title to firstname.lastname@example.org in Walla Walla, 509.527.4277, or email@example.com in Clarkston, 509.758.1714.
- Wait for confirmation that the movie has been ordered.
- When the library contacts you, pick up the movie at the Library Front Desk.
- View and return the movies as soon as possible, others are waiting for you to finish.
- Repeat the process as often as necessary.
For more information on the Netflix service, please contact:
Info Lit @ WWCC
Vision: In support of WWCC institutional and library missions, the WWCC Library will create and promote an instruction program that includes incremental development of information literacy concepts across the WWCC curriculum in order to provide a culture of discerning and ethical information seeking and usage among our students, faculty and staff.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Define and discuss questions in order to develop research questions.
- Experience information seeking strategies and tools in order to brainstorm processes for meeting one’s own information needs.
- Work with a variety of sources and technologies in order to identify and use appropriate resources for information needs.
- Critically evaluate a variety of sources in order to use the most valuable information available.
- Work alone or in groups effectively to organize information in different forms in order to synthesize findings.
- Discuss and practice legal and ethical use of information in order to avoid plagiarism and copyright violation.
For more information please see WWCC Information Literacy Plan, or contact:
Library Classroom Presentations
Knowing how to find, evaluate, and appropriately use information is a key element in the success of our students. The WWCC Library seeks to improve these skills by leading specific, organized, and interesting presentations in your classes.
Work with a librarian to design a lesson that will support your current assignments, introduce your students to new information skills, and facilitate student achievement in the classroom and beyond.
For more information about information literacy in the classroom, or to make an appointment, please contact:
We use copyrighted works every day. The very foundation of education is sharing and building on materials that were created by other people. We strive to create the most effective educational experience while still maintaining our integrity in distributing copyrighted materials.
Please use the following resources to help determine if your use of copyrighted materials falls within ethical and legal guidelines.
- Copyright.gov: A website maintained by the US Copyright Office where you can read the law itself and find a plethora of additional information regarding copyright issues and questions.
- Copyright Digital Slider: A handy tool to help determine if the work you are using is within copyright.
- Copyright Made Simple – Six Rules for Course Design: A concise guide, by Linda K. Enghagen, J.D., on the basics of copyright law. Click here for her PowerPoint presentation.
- Legal Literacy in the Information Age: A quick list of ten rules of thumb regarding electronic resources by Linda K. Enghagen, J.D. – contact firstname.lastname@example.org, Faculty Librarian, for a copy.
- Fair Use Checklist: Use this checklist to see if your use of materials falls within the Fair Use Doctrine.
For more information, please contact:
Open Educational Resources (OER) and Public Domain Resources Links
Washington State OER Portals and Tools
Additional EOR and Public Domain Resource and Tools
- 2012 Book Archive
- BASE (Bielefeld Academic Search Engine)
- Biodiversity Heritage Library
- Creative Commons Blog
- Creative Commons Search
- CSUN D space
- DMOZ Open Directory Project
- DOAB (Directory of Open Access Books)
- DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals)
- eScholarship – U of California
- EServer Books Collection
- Europeana – Public Domain Works
- Flat World, Learn On – Custom Online Textbooks
- Hathi Trust Digital Library
- Internet Archive Digital Library of Free Books, Movies, Music and the Wayback Machine
- Internet Archive – eBooks and Texts
- Internet Archive – FAQ
- Knowledge Unlatched
- LibGuides to Public Domain and Creative Common Sources (University of Montana)
- Library of Congress Digital Collections
- Liebert Open Access
- NOAA Historical Map and Charts Collection
- NYPL Digital Collections
- OCW Bookshelf – Open Course Textbooks
- OER Commons
- OER Consortium
- OER Consortium – Community College Consortium Open Textbooks
- OER Research Hub
- Online Library of Liberty
- Open Education Europa
- Open Images
- Open Library
- Open Professionals Education Network
- Open Textbook Project – BC Campus
- Open Clipart
- Open Dissertations – EBSCO
- Open Stax College
- Open Textbooks SUNY
- Open Textbooks SUNY – Information Literacy User’s Guide
- PD Clipart
- Pow Toon
- PRIMO (Peer-Reviewed Instructional Materials Online) Database
- Project Co-Pilot – Delila OER Project
- Project Gutenberg – Public Domain Works
- Public Domain Review
- UNESCO Statement and OER links
- USFWS-NCTC – FWS-Open Access Publications
- Wikimedia Commons
- Wikipedia – List of Digital Library Projects
- Writing Commons
- Writing Spaces – An Open Textbook Project
- WWW Virtual Library International Affairs Resources