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Library and Learning Commons - Faculty Resources

This guide provides an overview of library services and resources available to FSCJ faculty.

Please contact a librarian or use the links below to request a library orientation, research instruction, and/or a tour in your onsite or online course. 

    

    

   

   

    

    

   

Please use these links to schedule a Tutor Visit or Study Skills Workshop for your students.

 

 

   

     

       

    

   

    

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Face-to-Face Library Instruction Services:

Request a Library Instruction Session for your Class : Use this Request an Orientation Page

  • Sessions can last from 30 minutes to 2 hours, depending on class time and the type and level of instruction needed.
  • Introductory sessions can be scheduled for shorter time spans.
  • Requests for instruction should be made at least one week in advance.

What's typically included?

  • Instruction on choosing credible and appropriate sources
  • Help with search construction
  • Library webpage resources
  • Library catalog overview
  • Introduction to useful databases
  • Overview of Interlibrary Loan, online renewal, and other library services

How to make library instruction meaningful to your students

  • Discuss your research assignment with the instruction librarian, and if appropriate, provide syllabus or assignment.
  • Coordinate the instruction to coincide with a research project that will require that students use library resources.
  • Attend the session with the students to help reinforce the importance of the session and to drive home points made by the librarian.

Class Guides 

Librarians can develop a subject guide (LibGuide) specifically for your class or program. Contact your library for more information.

Workshops

FSCJ Librarians offer on-demand workshops:

  • on new and existing library resources, customized for particular user groups. 
  • to acquaint faculty from specific programs or departments with electronic resources available in their disciplines.
  • to introduce students from specific programs to the library's resources.

Online Library Instruction Services:

Have an "Embedded Librarian" in your Canvas Course 

Librarians can be embedded in your online course using the Canvas “Librarian” role.  This allows a librarians to collaborate with faculty and communicate with students directly in the course shell.  The “Librarian” role grants permissions to create ungraded discussion posts and use Canvas conferences. By using conferences, the librarian can offer library instruction and drop-in office hours. For more information or to request a librarian to be added to your course, use the links on this page or contact a librarian directly.

Invite a Librarian to your Online Class

A librarian can drop in on your online class for an instruction session on research and library services. These sessions can be recorded for future use. 

Student Self-Directed Library Instructional Resources

  • Online library scavenger hunt - This self-directed activity will guide students as they apply the basic research skills that are usually introduced in face-to-face library instruction.
  • Library instructional videos - ‚ÄčThe LLC has short videos on various topics that can be embedded in your Canvas classroom for students to view.
  • We can prerecord a customized video for your class.