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Instructional Support

The Libraries support instructors through:

Partnering with you to advance information literacy and critical thinking through library instruction. Read more about and consider how working with a librarian can enhance your students’ learning and research skills.

Offering requestable, pre-established workshops and instructional sessions that are open to all students, faculty, and staff in groups of 5 or more. Most sessions can be delivered online, in person, or in a hybrid setting. 

Making sure the Libraries’ collections support your instructional needs.  If you need materials (books, articles, media, etc.) in support of your classroom instruction, contact your subject or regional campus librarian to be sure we can purchase and make those materials available to you and your students.

Helping you identify affordable course materials for your students. In recent years, we have helped OHIO instructors save students over a million dollars in textbook costs by assisting to identify library-licensed content or high-quality open education resources in place of commercial textbooks. Read more about how we can help you in efforts to select course materials that not only meet the learning goals you have for your students, but also don’t break their bank accounts!

Helping you integrate library resources into your Canvas and Blackboard courses.  We have a variety of services aimed at getting the content you need your students to engage with right under their noses, whether you want it in Canvas or Blackboard, on physical or electronic course reserves, or simply linked from your syllabus.

Providing technology to support your instructional recordings. Alden Library offers a Multimedia Studio and media recording kits for check-out. No matter how techie you are or want to be, we can help you create professional quality recordings.

Providing self-service help to students through Subject and Course Guides, including general help on the library research process and data literacyContact your subject or regional campus librarian about possibilities for customizing materials for your course.