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Library Support During Online Teaching Transition
The library is working to support faculty as much as possible in an online teaching environment. Consider the following resources and services and how they might support the move online.
Library Online Resources
- Limit Primo to “Available Online” to see what is available. All library e-resources are accessible on and off-campus Some materials are not indexed in Primo, so reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org if there is something, in particular, you are looking for and not finding. See Advice for Creating Off-Campus Links for more information on integrating these resources into Moodle.
Converting Print Resources to Digital Formats
- If a book you wish to add to your syllabus is currently only available to you in print, the library may be able to purchase a multi-user ebook copy for your class to use. Please reach out, and we are happy to check our vendors.
- If there is a small portion (a chapter or so) of a print item that you need the library may be able to digitize this for you. Please send the details to email@example.com.
- Streaming Video - The library has access to streaming video via several databases. If the film you are looking for or an appropriate equivalent is not available, the library has the technology to digitize library-owned DVDs into temporary digital versions you can add to Moodle. Short excerpts can be screen-captured with software like Camtasia (available in the Techlab and on library laptops). See Streaming Video for more information.
- You are welcome to check out materials for yourself any time the library is open, but we are also operating contactless pickup. Items will be pulled for you (using gloves and a mask), checked out for you and placed on the table by Circulation alphabetical by patron last name. You will receive a notice when they are ready.
Information Literacy and Research Support
Research Question Support
The library will continue to respond to emailed research questions through firstname.lastname@example.org or directly with your disciplinary liaison librarian. Chat reference is available depending on library hours and staff availability.
We offer virtual one-on-one Research Consultations through Google Meet or phone. You may share this link with students through Moodle.
Virtual Library Instruction for an Online Class
Library instruction sessions can be provided through Google Meet sessions for synchronous class presentations. Contact your liaison librarian to arrange this.
We can create Research Guides that highlight specific online resources and tools (Example 1 and 2)
Would you like librarian support embedded in your online course? Consider adding your liaison librarian as a student or teacher to your Moodle course. Please consult with us on the particular areas of the course in which you would like us to be involved synchronously or asynchronously.
The library continues to support research assignments through our online resources. If access to needed physical resources is limited, contact email@example.com for assistance.