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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 (OERs) such as videos, datasets and repositories, open databases, animations, and modules;
- Provide affordable textbooks under the Libraries' collection development policy.
- Design a library research guide, or an online tutorial specifically for your course
- Provide a selected list of resources relevant to a discipline or course. Such a guide or tutorial can be included in a course package. The subject librarians are flexible with innovative ideas to design a guide or tutorial that is suitable for course learning objectives.
- Connect research guides 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 instructional videos or tutorials integrated into courses (e.g. BIO 112 online library instruction tutorial as part of the laboratory, Scientific Literature: a library tutorial for Industrial/Organizational Psychology Graduate Students);
- Present library instruction to students in person or online as needed.
How does library instuction benefit teaching and learing?
- Franzen, Susan R., and Jennifer Sharkey. 2021. “Impact of Embedded Librarianship on Undergraduate Nursing Students’ Information Skills.” Journal of the Medical Library Association 109 (2): 311–16. doi:10.5195/jmla.2021.913.
- Rui Wang. 2016. “Assessment for One-Shot Library Instruction: A Conceptual Approach.” Portal: Libraries & the Academy 16 (3): 619–48. doi:10.1353/pla.2016.0042.
- Spievak, Elizabeth R., and Pamela Hayes-Bohanan. 2013. “Just Enough of a Good Thing: Indications of Long-Term Efficacy in One-Shot Library Instruction.” Journal of Academic Librarianship 39 (6): 488–99. doi:10.1016/j.acalib.2013.08.013.
- Watson, Shevaun E., Cathy Rex, Jill Markgraf, Hans Kishel, Eric Jennings, and Kate Hinnant. 2013. “Revising the ‘One-Shot’ through Lesson Study: Collaborating with Writing Faculty to Rebuild a Library Instruction Session.” College & Research Libraries 74 (4): 381–98. doi:10.5860/crl12-255.