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Library Resources for Faculty

Face-to-Face Librarians

What are Face-to-Face Librarians?

Face-to-face librarians are your campus librarians that can assist you in-person with any needs you may have. They physically come to classes for library instruction, to your offices for drop-in librarian services, and are readily available in the library for you and your students. Information literacy, research questions, and citation style are their specialties and are happy to help whenever a need arises. 

What can they do?

Library Guide
We will always create a library guide for your course. We will compile a resource list specific for the course that includes links to books, journals, and/or databases from the library, and make that list available on the library guide or in D2L.We can also include search helps and citation information.

Videos and Static Content
Librarians can create or locate a brief video or screenshot tutorial specific to the course and assignment

Interactive Online Module
Librarians are developing a series of online interactive modules for specific information literacy skills (like search strategies, source evaluation, plagiarism, citation help, etc). They can be plugged into D2L as a graded or a non-graded assignment. These are still being developed, but if you're interested we can definitely keep you in the loop. 

Live Instruction (Information Literacy Session) 
Librarians can schedule and give a live research instruction session online that supports a target assignment or skill. We can come to a regularly scheduled class meeting once (a "one-shot session") or multiple times (scaffolded sessions).

Office Hours 
Librarians can schedule and announce regular or virtual office hours (according to the librarian's availability) during which students can ask the librarian questions regarding their research needs. We can schedule that for the library's online chat, via Zoom, or in person!

Discussion Boards & Chat
Librarians can set up and monitor a discussion board or chat box in your D2L course where students can ask library-related questions.

Graded Assignments
Librarians are happy to collaborate with you to develop graded assignments for your courses. They can be set up in D2L as a quiz, or some other type of assessment graded either by you or by the librarian.

How Does That Work?

How Does That Work?

For Students

Contact us for instruction services via the Library Instruction link on the library website. If you have questions, feel free to get in touch via phone, email, or stop by the library.

Some specific things we can offer:

  • Identifying sources
    • knowing what types of sources are needed for a project
    • primary vs. secondary sources
  • Finding sources
    • keyword searching
    • search strategies
    • identifying appropriate databases & resources
    • introduction to GALILEO and the book catalog (Primo)
  • Evaluating sources
    • determining the objectivity, authority, and accuracy of a source
  • Applying sources
    • paraphrasing
    • quoting sources
    • synthesizing sources
  • Acknowledging sources
    • APA, MLA, Chicago, Turabian
    • In-text - direct quote and paraphrasing
    • Reference List/Works Cited
    • Plagiarism help

For Faculty

The library offers many resources to support faculty instruction and research.

  • RSS feed subscriptions
  • Subject-specific databases and other materials
  • Faculty input on new library materials and resources
  • Developing or offering input on research assignments
  • Workshops on copyright and other information relevant to faculty
  • Offering input on integrating information literacy skills into your classes
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