Instruction and Course Support
Librarians work with faculty to provide instruction for students that supports their research and enhances class projects.
The needs of the specific class determine the instruction content as well as the course research guide. See the Department Rubrics for subject-specific instruction plans across students' four years. Librarians offer a range of sessions including: in-class introductions to research, workshops for seminar papers, applications of digital tools and methods, work with rare materials and group meetings outside of class. Librarians also meet with students individually for research consultations.
Digital Scholarship supports the teaching and learning of skills needed for digital research. We can help you to create an assignment using a digital tool or help students complete semester-scale digital projects. Use the filters at the right to explore examples of current student projects. There are many options available and we're eager to being a conversation about we can best support student learning.
Quaker and Special Collections
Quaker & Special Collections supports the teaching and learning of skills and content related to rhetorical and critical thinking skills, cultural stewardship, authority and authenticity of sources, empathy and engagement with materials, the importance of physical artifacts and material culture, and an acceptance of ambiguity. We can help you design sessions where students interact with original primary sources, use materials in class projects, or curate exhibits featuring Quaker & Special Collections materials. We are happy to talk with you about what materials in the collections may be relevant to your classes and how we can best support student learning.
The Libraries are committed to providing access to all required textbooks, films and sound recordings. The Libraries will provide electronic access to books, films, and sound recordings as the preferred format. We will continue to provide streaming access to all films and sound recordings that we own or can purchase. These materials will be made available through Moodle.
Any book that we do not already own or cannot purchase in e-book format, we will provide as a physical copy that can be checked-out from our course reserves’ shelves and used in our Libraries. You can check in Tripod for these. For questions about reserves contact Dawn Heckert (Lutnick Library), Carol Howe (White Science Library), or Guillermo Gómez (Harris Music Library) as appropriate.