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CPTC Library/Learning Resource Center: For Faculty

Welcome to the CPTC Library/Learning Resource Center homepage! We are located in building 15.

This page has been developed to help faculty members stay aware of LRC services available to them. If you don't find the information you are looking for, please feel free to contact Pearl DeSure ( or Deb Derylak ( for assistance.

We want to hear from you! If you would like to provide feedback or offer suggestions on how we can better support your teaching, please take a moment to fill our our LRC survey below.

Library Orientation and Information Literacy Sessions

Library Skills Classes & Class Orientations

Instructors may request appointments for Library Skills Classes & Orientations by contacting the librarians:

Pearl DeSure, 253-589-6067

Jason Anderson, 253-589-5764

Open Educational Resources

Open Educational Resources (OER) are teaching, learning, and research materials that are either (a) in the public domain [published pre-1925] or (b) licensed in a manner that provides everyone with free and perpetual permission to engage in the 5R activities:

  • Retain – make, own, and control a copy of the resource
  • Reuse – use your original, revised, or remixed copy of the resource publicly
  • Revise – edit, adapt, and modify your copy of the resource
  • Remix – combine your original or revised copy of the resource with other existing material to create something new
  • Redistribute – share copies of your original, revised, or remixed copy of the resource with others


This material is an adaptation of Defining the "Open" in Open Content and Open Educational Resources, which was originally written by David Wiley and published freely under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license at

Visit the OER page under the Faculty Resources tab above, for more information about where to find OER for your courses!

Course Reserves

The CPTC Library has a large collection of currently-assigned textbooks (known as "Course Reserves") that are available for students to use within the Library building. While we purchase print and electronic copies of some of the most commonly used textbooks, we welcome faculty assistance in order to round out this collection and help our students to access their course materials.

If you are able to help the library support our students by providing an extra copy of your required textbooks for in-library use as part of our Course Reserves collection, please contact Faculty Librarian Pearl DeSure (, 253-589-6067).

For more information about our Course Reserves collection, please visit our Course Reserves guide.

LRC Survey