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Media Resources for Faculty

The Media Desk is located in the Learning & Technology Resource Center, on the second floor of the Library. It is open the same hours as the Library.

The Media Collection is driven by faculty-requests for media. Faculty are encouraged to suggest media purchases in support of curriculum.                                            

Media Resources and Services

  • DVDs, VHS tapes, Music CDs, Language CDs, CD-ROMs.
  • Streaming Videos
  • County Consortium Media Collection (on request)
  • Film Bookings
  • Media Reserves
  • Professional Development Films

Browse for DVDs using "Films by Subject"

Find Grossmont Library's DVDs and VHS tapes by subject.  It's as easy as clicking on a subject from the list found on our Films by Subject page.

Films by Subject Flyers provide you with a sampling of the films available in various subject areas.

Film Booking Service

Faculty can book films in advance by contacting Karen McCoy (call 619-644-7491, or email Instructors can also provide a list of films and what dates the films will be needed. The request can be made at the beginning of each semester, or a few days before the film(s) are needed.

Search for DVDs by Course Number

Go to Media Desk-- Quick Search and type in a course number to find films used by faculty for a particular course. 

  • For example, to find films used by faculty teaching History 108, type in “hist 108”
  • To find films used by faculty in a particular department, type in the four letter department code.  For example, type in "hist" to find films used by faculty in the History Department.

Streaming Videos

The library subscribes to several streaming video databases containing educational videos that can be streamed within Blackboard courses or in smart classrooms using presentation equipment.

County Consortium Media Collection

Students and faculty have access to a collection of films that we share with other local community colleges.  Search the catalog for films, then request items by  sending an email to  or by calling (619) 644-7491. Students can view films in the library. Faculty may check the films out.

Media Reserves

Place on Reserve at the Media Desk DVDs, CDs and other media that your students need to view to complete class assignments. 

Media Handouts for Faculty

Media Desk Flyer
Media Desk's Top Ten Films
EduStream Terms of Service Agreement
EduStream Guide



Professional Development Films:

1.      Faculty can view Professional Development Committee-approved films that are housed in the Grossmont College Library to satisfy development hours. 

2.  To see the list of films that count for professional development, go to the Library’s page and type “professional development films” into the search box. 

                   Or click here: List of films that count for professional development

3.  You MUST complete an evaluation form to get credit for any media viewing. (Note:  Part-time faculty must also make arrangements in advance with the Department Chair and Division Dean.)

Need more information?  Go to Grossmont College’s Professional Development page, or contact Patty Morrison at (619) 644-7788

Browse Music CDs using "Music By Genre"

Find Grossmont Library's music CDs by music genre.  It's as easy as clicking on a genre from the list found on our Music By Genre page.

Instructional Media Services

Call Instructional Media Services (619-644-7374) to schedule equipment for classroom use or to ask for technical advice on media use in the classroom.

Loans, Previews & Requests to Purchase:  Faculty members can request loans from other libraries, request previews of videos from vendors, or request items for library purchase.  Send an email to or call (619) 644-7491. 

Media FAQs for Faculty:


Media Desk 619-644-7015
Roxane BenVau
Media Librarian
Karen McCoy
Media Technician
(Media Reserves & Film Bookings)