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Services for Faculty

This guide explains library services available to faculty such as, checking out materials, requesting library instruction, course reserves, and other helpful information.

Class Librarian Program

Would you like to have your very own librarian for your online class?  Would you like for your students to have easy access in your Blackboard course to their class librarian?  Would you like to have your students ask the librarian questions about finding scholarly sources, accessing credible websites, assisting with citations, or whatever you and the librarian agree on ahead of time?

If your long semester course is fully online and you have some type of research component, such as a research paper, you could qualify for this service.  The program is limited to a small number of courses that can be accepted, but preference is given to faculty who have never used the service before.

Gail Woodward, Sharon Kenan, and Kristen Cook serve as class librarians.  Towards the end of each spring semester, look for an email from Gail Woodward that is sent to all online instructors asking for participants for the next academic year.  

Please contact Gail Woodward if you have questions about the Class Librarian program.

How does the Class Librarian Program Work?

Professors may add or remove library related features in Blackboard according to specific needs, but professors typically include the Class Librarian in the following sections of the course:

Discussion Board- A forum in the discussion board enables students and the librarian to communicate with questions and answers.

Library Button – A library button in Blackboard’s left menu takes students to a page that includes a profile of the librarian (with contact information), a link to the library’s website, a link to the Class Librarian forum in the Discussion Board, and various library related instructional materials/resources created by the Class Librarian for the course.