10 Reasons The Librarian Is Your Best Friend
1. Planning instruction? Degreed librarians are trained in instructional design. Librarians can link process and content skills across the curriculum and help you identify resources in all media formats.
2. Do you want to improve critical thinking skills? Information literacy skills transfer to analyzing reading and writing. Librarians instruct and support students as they define problems, frame good questions, search for and evaluate information for quality, authority, and relevance.
3. Not sure that your students get a full picture of the best resources available? Then work with your librarian so that information skills are taught in context and when needed.
4. Lonely? Double-team your students. Get out of your classroom and collaborate. The librarian will teach with you. While you present the content you know so well, the librarian will deliver teach skills as information seeking, evaluation, note taking, analysis, synthesis, and communication.
5. Taking a graduate course? Librarians can help you get the materials you need. We can lead you to specific online educational journal databases and professional portals.
6. Concerned about achievement? Current research shows that libraries are keys to learning. Study after study has revealed that libraries are dynamic agents of learning and demonstrated the library’s role “as an agent for individualized learning, knowledge construction, and academic achievement.”
7. Want to stay out of jail? Librarians are knowledgeable about copyright law. They can help you understand when you can and cannot show a video in class, or when you can use music in a presentation.
8. Concerned about cut-and-paste plagiarism and ethical use of information? Your librarian will help you teach age-appropriate note taking and documentation skills.
9. Want help integrating educational technology into your program to engage students and meet curricular and technology standards? Librarians can help you select software, databases, and online resources to meet your curricular needs. We are experts in presentation and productivity software.
10. Tired of leading alone? Librarians are leaders in the areas of information literacy, technology, reading, and instruction, and are available to help present materials and strategies to faculty. We are happy to develop technology integration in-services, demonstrate research strategies and resources, and how to create environments promoting academic integrity. We will gladly share what research tells us about best practice in instruction.
Not only do librarians help learners learn, they help teachers teach.

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Anaheim Public Library
500 W. Broadway,
Anaheim, CA 92805
Corner of Harbor & Broadway
(714) 765-1880
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Buena Park Library District
7150 La Palma Avenue
Buena Park, CA 90620
(714)826-4100
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Cypress (OCPL)
5331 Orange Avenue
Cypress, CA. 90630
One block from Walker Ave.
(714) 826-0350
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Cypress Community College
9200 Valley View Street
Cypress CA 90630
(714) 484-7125

Stanton (OCPL)
7850 Katella Ave.
Stanton, CA. 90680
one block west of Beach Blvd.
(714) 898-3302
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