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Services to Support  Teaching

Course Reserves

Faculty and teaching assistants may place books, articles, or other items on reserve for specific courses.  Electronic reserves are uploaded to myCourses by Reserves staff, and physical reserves are circulated out of the Newcomb Reading Room in Bartle Library and the University Downtown Center Library.

See Course Reserves for more information and request forms.

Instructional Services

Librarians can collaborate with you and your graduate Teaching Assistants (TAs) in support of the teaching mission of the University. Our instructional services include:

  • Course-specific and general library sessions customized to meet your course goals and student needs. Librarians can assist with designing effective research assignments.
  • Personal research consultations for individuals or small groups of students, faculty or staff.
  • Creation of web tutorials demonstrating how to use various types of information resources and library services.

To request a library session for your students, use the Library Instruction Request Form.

Subject Librarians and Resources

Subject librarians provide a range of services focusing on a particular area or discipline. They serve as liaisons between the Libraries and one or more of the University's academic departments, programs, or schools; initiate the selection and acquisition of materials for the collections; provide subject-specific instruction in the use of information resources; and provide general research assistance and specialized research consultation.

Subject guides are created and updated by subject librarians in support of instructional and research programs. They include links to databases and indexes, electronic journals, and selected Internet resources.

Use of Public Space in the Libraries

The following are guidelines for evaluating requests to use public space in the Libraries for events or projects by external departments or faculty:
  • Activity must be related to a University course, research project or program.
  • Request must come from a faculty member or university administrator.
  • Requester or a mutually agreed upon representative must be present for the entire activity.
  • Requests are based on space and date availability.
  • Activity must be a single, one-day event.
  • Activity will be located in open public areas (e.g., Bartle Library mezzanine) that do not disturb patrons who are using the library for study and research purposes. No events will take place in the quiet or group study areas, Bartle Library Instruction Lab, or the Information Commons. Library staff will work with the requester to find a suitable location.
  • The number of participants may be limited due to the space availability.
  • Participants are expected to supply all materials for the event.
  • Participants are expected to set-up and break-down any materials.
  • Participants are responsible for their material (Libraries do not have the staff to monitor material or any other mechanism to safely secure material).
For more information or to submit a request, please contact Library Administration or your department's Subject Librarian.

Open Educational Resources

Open Educational Resources (OER) offer a way for students to access ‘zero-cost’ learning materials and a way for instructors to customize educational resources or openly share their own original materials.

Last Updated: 9/14/17