AV Equipment Circulation - 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Night A/V Support
AV Equipment Circulation - 4:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Ordering Audio-Visual Materials
To obtain AV materials for classroom use, an instructor can obtain a Request Form from the Library, the mail room in the Administration Building, or your division office. You may also telephone our office and request materials over the phone. If you're filling out a Request Form, it must be filled out completely and turned in to the Faculty Video office or put it in the LRC mail box
We’re here to help you out. We’ll do everything we can to process your order in a timely manner. We ask that videos be requested at least 24 hours in advance.
Videos can be picked up at a variety of locations. You can pick them up from the library or from various division offices. Please indicate on the request for, or when you phone us, where you would like to pick up your video.
In order to meet commitments made to other instructors, AV material must be returned in a prompt manner. The return date is always indicated on the label. Although there are times you may feel that your need is the top priority, the truth is the rest of us feel the same way so avoid conflict with other teachers by respecting the return date which is always indicated on the label. Should you wish to keep material beyond that date, call the Library to see if an extension is possible. If no one else is in line to use it, your request will be honored.
Tip: In the past we had a slight problem with media disappearing from instructors’ boxes, only to learn later that teacher so-and-so showed that film or video in her class when it had been ordered by another instructor. Since the routing system has been expanded, with delivery to mail rooms in division offices, that problem has lessened greatly. However, you should be warned that there are still poachers out there who think nothing of robbing your students to give to their students. Talk to the instructor, your department chair, or your division dean if this occurs.
Each year the Media Center purchases AV materials which become part of the Fresno City College Audio-Visual Library. Instructors are encouraged to preview and recommend for purchase those materials deemed most pertinent to curriculum.
Tip: Some publishers offer “free” AV materials to encourage instructors to select their texts. Often those materials are useful to other teachers. Making them available to other faculty by placing copies in the Library is appreciated.
Most divisions have specific frequently-used items of equipment conveniently located in their areas. Check with your division office for the location of this equipment. In some cases, equipment is permanently placed in some classrooms. But if you need equipment that is not available when you wish to use it, call the Media Center for assistance. This equipment will be placed in your classroom by the Media Center staff for the time requested. The staff work hard to transport equipment quickly, but because there is a high demand for some equipment and only ten minutes traveling time between classes, equipment may not always make it to your class room as quickly as you do.
If you are aware of equipment which needs repair or is not functioning correctly, please notify the Media Center ASAP.
Tip: Any teacher who use slides frequently would be advised to request a spare bulb for the projector. Keep it in your brief case so you can replace a burned-out bulb without having to wait for someone to run over from the Media Center.
Equipment placed in your classroom by Media Center staff will be picked up by Media Center staff. Please help to keep FCC equipment on campus by properly securing your classroom upon leaving.
Tip: Rule of Thumb—When in doubt, call the Media Center, ext. 8206.
Media Center Night Services
The Media Center staff will make all evening AV equipment setups to be used after 5:00 p.m. Call extension 8206 (Sherry or Robert) no later than 3:00 p.m. on the day of use.