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TESOL: For Faculty

Library update information for TESOL Faculty: 2022-23

I am on Sabbatical Leave for the 2022-23 school year. 

The library's hours and holiday closures are always posted on the Library Homepage.  The usual semester hours are: Mon-Thu: 7am-12midnight. Fri: 7am-5pm. Sat & Sun: 9am-5pm. 
In-person: books are available for browsing in-person on the shelves, and checked-out at the Circulation Desk: 1st floor, southside.  
Self-pickup using outside lockers: if going to the Circulation Desk in-person is not convenient for you, books can also be requested online, and picked up from lockers outside the library's southside glass doors, facing the Quad/McCarthy Hall (similar to the Amazon lockers at the TSU).  Here's how it works: (1) Search for the book you want using OneSearch on the library’s homepage; (2) Click the book’s title, then click the “Sign in for more options” link; (3) Follow the instructions to send your book to a locker.  If you have any problems or questions, contact or 657-278-2721.  Instant check-out with MeeScan:  MeeScan is an app that you can download onto your smart phone from new kiosks in the library.  The app allows you to scan a book’s barcode to check it out instantly, without having to go to the circulation desk.  A demo video of using MeeScan is here (from another library, but the procedure is the same).
To return books—including overdue books—simply bring them to the Circulation Desk, 1st floor southside.  Or, use any of the library’s 3 outdoor return bins: (a) by the south-side sliding glass doors, facing the Quad/McCarthy Hall; (b) by the west doors, facing the Bookstore; (c) in the big silver bin, in the Lot I faculty parking lot (between EC and ECS) next to the disabled parking stalls (see campus map). 
Interlibrary Loan continues this year, as usual.  This includes both e-materials (PDFs of articles) and physical books—whether from other CSU campuses (CSU+) or outside universities.  Pickup of physical books is still at the Circulation Desk.  You can always check your Interlibrary Loan order status by clicking "My Library" at the Library Homepage.
Placing print books on Library Reserve is available.  To do so, go to this page and fill out the form.  You can also check the Library's catalog, OneSearchto see if your print book is available as a library e-book; if so, you can create a link to the e-book for your students—simply go to the OneSearch e-book record and click “permalink” at the top to create a link (see steps
 If no e-book version is available, the library can digitize limited portions of your print book (within practical and copyright constraints) into e-reserves.  To request this, contact the library at or 657-278-2721, and specify which library book it is.  Or, if it is your own print copy, bring it to the Circulation Desk, 1st floor southside.  You can also scan portions of your print book yourself, and place them on your class Canvas page.
You may have chosen an e-textbook through your publisher.  Or you may be choosing free Open Access textbooks (OA textbooks are listed
here). The library can check and see if your textbook is purchasable and affordable as a multi-user library e-book.  However, just know this is not always possible.  Many publishers refuse to make e-textbooks available to libraries, and instead only allow individual student purchases to maintain their profits (this industry practice is well-stated by another library, here). 
Streaming: the library has streaming videos related to TESOL (documentaries, training videos, etc.)  These are all cataloged in our OneSearch catalog.  For example, if you wanted to view the documentary How to Get Started with English Language Learners, typing it in OneSearch brings it up with a link to view via streaming. Our streaming videos come from several vendors: Kanopy, Avon, PBS, etc.  (See FAQs on Kanopy below).  Understandably, our streaming collection won’t include every title you may need.  So if there are specific titles you need that are not in OneSearch, you can contact me and I can try to purchase. 

DVDs: if you want to show actual DVDs to your classes—either your own, or owned by the library—the library is partnering with CSUF’s Online Education & Training (OET) to digitize DVDs into streaming format to view via a secure ShareStream link, which you can post in Canvas for your students.  To do this, contact the library at or 657-278-2721, and specify what library DVD it is, and also inform OET by submitting this form.  If it is your own DVD, bring it to the Circulation Desk for drop-off.
Due to my sabbatical leave this academic year, I will not be available for in-person instruction.  So, you have two choices: (1) I can pre-record your library session, in August, before I being my leave.  You can then upload this to Canvas for your students to watch asynchronously.  (2) You can request in-person instruction, as usual (on the
Library Instruction Scheduler form), but it will be a different librarian covering for me (either Barbara Miller, MLL Librarian, or another librarian).  
Immediate Assistance.  Immediate Librarian assistance is available in-person at the Library's Reference Desk, 1st floor north side (Mon-Sat, 10am-5pm).  Or online Librarian assistance, via chat, is available 24/7!  Simply click the Get Help icon at the top of the library’s homepage.  During the workweek daytimes (M-F, 10a-5p) CSUF Library faculty monitor the online chat window. Afterhours and weekends, we contract with a professional librarian chat service to monitor the window (professional librarians familiar with our library e-resources).
Scheduling an appointment.  For any of your students who need longer, more detailed assistance, they can schedule a 1-on-1 research appointment (via email, phone, Zoom, or in-person) with either Barbara Miller, MLL Librarian, or another available Librarian.  Students can request this using the online Research Consultation form.  Note: these individual consultations are not a substitute for whole-class library instruction; please do no send your entire classes to use this form for general library instruction.  Rather, schedule an instruction session for a librarian to come to your class (either Barbara Miller or another librarian). 

On the Library's "Databases" page, the databases for TESOL are no longer listed in categories of which database does what.  This is an unfortunate change that occurred a couple years ago.   So, I categorize all TESOL-related databases on my TESOL Library Guide.
The Library’s OneSearch catalog provides e-books from many vendors: ProQuest, EBSCO, Safari, and more.  One of them—Safari—has confusing instructions on how to access their e-books.  So, in case you come accross a Safari e-book, here’s how you access it: 1. In OneSearch, when you click on the title of a Safari e-book, you will get a message from Safari stating you must log-in, and gives you a pulldown menu of “Select your institution.” 2. On the pulldown menu, CSUF won’t be listed.  Instead, choose the top choice: “Not listed? Click here.” 3. It will then ask for your email; enter your CSUF email. 4. Safari will then authenticate you, and from that point forward, you will no longer see these messages…you will go directly into the e-books. (These 4 steps are illustrated with screenshots at the Word doc at the bottom on this guide).
The library purchased a tool to help you organize your e-resources (e-articles, e-book excerpts, streaming videos, etc.) in Canvas.  It is called Leganto.  If you would like to learn about using it, click here.

FAQ's on Kanopy streaming video


Where do you access CSUF's Kanopy video collection?

Our Kanopy video collection (and videos from our other streaming vendors) is integrated into the library's catalog, OneSearch, instead of listed at the A-Z databases page.  This is because databases are typically assumed to be for articles, whereas our OneSearch catalog contains books and media.  
How do you search for Kanopy titles in OneSearch?
First, go to the library's homepage.  You'll see OneSearch in the middle of the screen.  You can search the single, default search box you see there, but I recommend the ADVANCED SEARCH, which you see to the right.  In the Advanced Search you can do the following: (1) set the circle, at the top, to: CSUF Books & Media.  (2) on the first line, type the title of your film. (3) to the right, use the pulldown arrows to make it: "Title" "Starts with".  (4) Then hit the green search button.  That's it!   If we have your title in our Kanopy collection (those we have subscriptions to), then the catalog record of your film will display with the link directly to Kanopy to begin viewing.   For example, if you wanted to see Chuck Workman's 2013 documentary What is Cinema?, simply follow the steps above, and you will see the catalog record show up for it, with the link to Kanopy to begin watching.
Once you find your Kanopy video record in the library catalog, how do you copy the URL link to it? (the "permalink")
Once you are at the OneSearch library catalog record for your video, you will see a little button at the top called "permalink".  If you click it, it copies the URL to the OneSearch library catalog record for your video.  You can then share this  URL with your students (email or Titanium/Canvas).  Note: this URL is not the URL of the actual Kanopy site with the video ready to play.  Rather, it is to the library catalog record, showing the link to Kanopy.  In other words, this URL is the launching point to Kanopy.  For example, clicking "permalink" for What is Cinema? generates the URL:
Why bother with a library catalog launching-point URL?  Why not just provide the URL directly to the Kanopy film?
Admittedly, it is possible to paste the direct Kanopy URL of your film.  At the library's catalog record, when you click on the link to Kanopy, it then takes you to the direct Kanopy URL.  For example, the direct Kanopy URL for What is Cinema? is here:   The advantage of using the library URL is that is keeps users in the OneSearch catalog where they can conveniently search for other/similar videos if they wish.
Is there a way to search CSUF's Kanopy collection directly, without going through OneSearch?
Yes.  The direct link to it is:  This raises the question "why not just provide this, instead of going through the library's OneSearch catalog?"  The answer is: OneSearch contains streaming videos from multiple streaming vendors, not just Kanopy.  So there is a broader selection of  titles by searching OneSearch than Kanopy alone.  The other vendors include Alexander Street, AVON, Films on Demand, Swank, etc.  And the library's in-house DVDs--which can be digitized--are included in OneSearch searches as well.  
Why are there sometimes messages that a request form must be submitted to watch a Kanopy video?
In the collection of videos Kanopy provides us, they give us two varieties: videos for which we have an active license and play immediately; and videos for which we need to purchase an active license to view (it's analogous to basic cable and pay-per-view cable).  If that happens to you, and it is a known title you know you need for your curriculum, just fill out the request form and we can inquire with Kanopy about purchasing it.  Due to cost, student requests to activate licenses to view are unlikely to be fulfilled unless they are required viewing for a class.

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John Hickok