TCC Library online services help students to succeed

According to TCC (Tulsa Communty College) Library annual report, 304,107 people visited the library in 2019-2020.

In the last several years, the TCC library expanded its online services through  https://library.tulsacc.edu. Students logged on to the library computers 77,329 in 2019-2020. They hit the library home page 210,900 times and completed 725,653 database searches.

Paula Settoon, dean of Libraries and Knowledge Management, shared that 363,775 full text, image, video and reference electronic items were accessed in 2019-2020, including 7,316 e-books and 299,259 electronic articles.

TCC Library expanded its online collection. LGBTQ topics and Spanish language collections were added in 2019.

“Educational Resources (OER) team worked to create new texts for Computer Concepts, American Federal Government, Public Speaking, Introduction to Philosophy, and Workforce Development courses,” said Settoon.

“The eCore English Composition II textbook has been updated with a fully accessible PDF so that the entire book [can be] downloaded for reading,” she added. “This book is now also available in Kindle-friendly MOBI format.”

“In addition, the OER team created an online guide, OER 101, to support all interested instructors,” Settoon said.

The OER guide gives detailed explanations and provides online links to the library’s website on the copyright law aspects.

The library opened access to 16,322 e-books, 52,701 electronic periodicals, and 41,950 digital or streaming media. Total electronic titles were 110,973.

According to Settoon, there’s a list of databases at https://guides.library.tulsacc.edu/az.php.

“The library provides supplemental materials but does not purchase textbooks,” Settoon explained.

The dean said, “If you want more information, a librarian can walk you through the site, etc. You (or any student) can schedule an appointment at https://library.tulsacc.edu/researchconsult.”

TCC Metro Campus library is ready to meet the needs of faculty and students. Photo by Anna Fuhrmeister.