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Faculty Library Guide

Library Instructional Design Support

  • Pedagogical strategies for online course design and content development 
    • Assignment building and scaffolding
    • Assessment strategies and types (rubric building)
    • Backward Design and Universal Design
    • Organizing Canvas modules in intuitive, consistent, and easy to navigate ways
  • Teaching online strategies and tips for the online learning environment 
    • Recommended educational technology tools to facilitate online active learning and student engagement
    • Building a sense of community for online learning environments
  • Building online research guides to support online learning 
    • Available library digital resources
    • Open access educational resources 
  • Developing classroom assignments 
    • Embedding available library resources into assignments
    • Information Literacy and Critical Information Literacy learning outcomes

Instructional Design Initial meeting with Instructional Design Librarian: 1-2 hours, Follow-ups as necessary

Research Guides Initial meeting with Instructional Design Librarian: 1 hour, 2-3 weeks for creation

Please note that Librarians cannot:

  • Build assignments or course content for you
  • Edit or review student work
  • Explain assignment requirements to students

Request Library Instruction

Librarians are available to visit your class or have your class visit the Library to learn about resources or research methods that will be helpful for your course assignments or studio processes. Classes are tailored to discipline-based research or to specific course assignments. Some examples of topics that we often cover are:

  1. Information Literacy 
  2. Critical Information Literacy 
  3. Visual Literacy 
  4. Design Thinking
  5. Library Resources/Orientations/Demos 
  6. Copyright
  7. Empirical Research

We ask that you abide by the following guidelines when scheduling an instructional session:

  1. Provide 2 week notice for instructional sessions.
  2. Provide course learning outcomes/copy of assignments/rubrics/syllabi to the librarians. 
  3. Be clear on the time limit of the instructional session. 
  4. Notify librarians of cancelations or reschedulings of instructional sessions as soon as possible.
  5. Provide feedback regarding instructional plans/librarian-designed resources/other materials as requested.
  6. Provide feedback regarding the instructional session after it takes place. 

With or without a class visit, librarians can also create an online research guide tailored specifically to your course. These guides can point students to important resources, include step-by-step instructions for navigating particular databases, offer research tips and search strategies, and more. Please allow 2-3 weeks for research guide completion. 

Requests for library research instruction should be sent to the Instructional Design Librarians at