Faculty and Staff Resources

IMC: Faculty and Staff Resources

Equipment Circulation

The IMC provides a wide variety of multimedia equipment such as Smart Carts (LCD/laptop/VCR and or DVD).  Contact the IMC at ext. 6451 to see if we have what you need.

Although it is best to make equipment reservations well in advance to ensure availability, please place reservations at least one day before you plan to pick up the item. This will help us to assign the proper equipment to meet your multimedia needs.

Media Circulation

The IMC multimedia library contains over 5,000 titles of programs which are available to faculty for regularly scheduled college courses, as well as other instructional purposes; and for student use to research a subject, media assisted tutoring, or for enjoyment. Student use of media is restricted to the IMC facility.


Event Request

The IMC provides a wide range of services for events, including public announcement systems, audio taping, video taping, smart-cart and smart classroom systems, as well as a variety of hybrid systems. Due to limited resources, we ask that requests be made at least two weeks in advance of event.

See Forms and Documents




CD/DVD Duplication

Faculty can make lectures and classroom material available for students through the IMC. The IMC can burn CD, DVD and MP3 formats for student purchase.

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Placing Media on Reserve

Media that belong to an individual or a department can be placed on reserve in the IMC for students who may have missed the presentation in class. Materials in the following formats may be placed on reserve in the IMC:


Videotape (VHS) 



See Forms and Documents


Media Brochures

The IMC will create media brochures to provide a convenient method of displaying available materials for a specific class or program. Media brochures can be prepared for virtually any subject that the IMC supports with media. Currently, the IMC has brochures available for:

African-American Studies

American Indian Studies

Asian Studies

Hispanic Studies

GED Program

Sign Language

Women’s Studies



Collection Development

Recommendations and requests for additions to the IMC media collection are encouraged. New materials are selected for the media collection through requests from faculty, staff, and students. Media are purchased, most commonly, in the following formats: DVD, CD and VHS.

Faculty are encouraged to make every effort to request media available on a DVD that is already closed captioned.  VHS will be purchased only if there is no other option.

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Technology is a tool that can enhance education. New hardware and software that facilitates or strengthens the learning process is constantly emerging and changing. The IMC places a high priority on helping faculty and staff integrate technology into their curricula or workspace. The IMC staff will be happy to provide current information on the selection and purchase of multimedia equipment, provide the names of vendors, or assist with software, multimedia presentations, and web development.



Videoconferencing is technology which links meeting rooms and classrooms through digital audio-visual technology. Cameras, microphones, video monitors and state-of-the-art telecommunications technology provide a window to similarly-equipped meeting rooms at another site. IMC provides a single point of contact for individuals wanting to use videoconferencing. We can connect globally with sites in almost every country in the world. As a member of the Cenic dedicated system, we have the ability to host and/or connect to all campuses within the Cal State, UC, and California Community College systems, as well as any other system with ISDN384 bonded, 384 kbps capabilities. Videoconferencing equipment is available for use in rooms BE 118 and BE 132.


Last updated: February 4, 2016