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CMU Library Liaison Librarian Program

How does your liaison librarian support teaching?

  • Provide resources for course development
    • Acquire books and ebooks, articles, standards, videos, datasets, etc., as needed to support course content development;
    • Provide Open Educational Resources (OER) i.e., textbooks, videos, datasets and repositories, open databases, animations, and modules;
    • Provide affordable textbooks and course materials under the Libraries' collection development policy.
  • Offer library instruction for your classes (online or face-to-face)
    • When your course assignments need students to conduct library research, you can invite a subject librarian come to your class to demonstrate how to use the library resources effectively to find relevant sources, especially to help students use library resources to develop their research topics for writing.
  • Develop a library research guide specifically for your course
    • Such a guide can be included in a course package to provide relevant resources, and linked to Blackboard course shells.
  • Deliver information literacy instruction for your course
    • Collaborate with teaching faculty to provide consistent information literacy training embedded in a course (e.g., CHM 349 requires all students to take four library training sessions to learn library research for chemistry as part of their grade toward course learning objectives);
  • Create online tutorials embedded into Blackboard courseware
    • The subject librarians are flexible with innovative ideas to create tutorials integrated into courses or programs' learning objectives (i.e., BIO 112 as part of the laboratory, PSC 150 for the course writing assignment, Scientific Literature for Industrial/Organizational Psychology Graduate Students).

How does library instuction benefit teaching and learing?

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