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How to Library While Social Distancing

Welcome to Parkside Library

Tips for Watching the Video

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See the How to Library While Social Distancing guide for updated information about library access and policies.

 

Can I still ask a librarian for help with research?
Absolutely! There are many ways to work with a librarian remotely:

Contact Library Staff Via:

Chat--Ask a question and chat with a librarian in real time!

Email: askus@uwp.edu

Contact your department's library liaison

Reserve a Librarian and meet online!

Requirements for a Successful Instruction Experience

Ensure your students get the most out of their research instruction session. These requirements apply to all sessions beyond the "Library Intro."

  1. The librarians will not teach on the first day of classes. As you plan your course's schedule, keep in mind that research instruction will be most relevant to students after they have a research assignment and potential topics in mind. The first day of classes is too early for this to have occurred.
  2. A minimum of one week's notice is required when scheduling a synchronous session, though it is up to the discretion of your library liaison whether to teach a class at shorter notice. Not only will this give the librarian plenty of time to prepare, but it will also make coordinating schedules much easier.
  3. You must have an assignment that requires research, and go over it with your class before the instruction session. Students will be more engaged with the session if your assignment provides context for it; they will have a compelling reason to pay attention. Your library liaison can help you create a meaningful research assignment that takes advantage of the resources and expertise we have to offer.
  4. Your assignment does not need to be in its finished form when you schedule the session, but you must share it with your library liaison when it is ready. We may ask additional questions as we prepare to meet with your class. It is important for us to understand your requirements and expectations, so we can reiterate them to the class. The librarian reserves the right not to teach if you have not shared your assignment with them or with your students ahead of time.
  5. Your presence at the session is necessary for successful research instruction. You will lend authority to the librarian and convey that the content is valuable. Also, questions about the assignment often arise as students begin searching, and only you can answer them. Finally, these sessions are an opportunity for you to hear about new and relevant resources and services.

Ensure your students get the most out of their research instruction content. 

  1. Creating new, custom content for online classes is time-consuming. We require at least three week's notice to develop content for Canvas, though it is up to the discretion of your library liaison whether to add content at shorter notice.
  2. Add the librarian to your canvas course in the Course Librarian-Research role. See the video on this page for instructions.
  3. You must have an assignment that requires research. Arrange the Canvas modules so students have context for the research content. Your library liaison can help you create a meaningful research assignment that takes advantage of the resources and expertise we have to offer.
  4. Your assignment does not need to be in its finished form when you make an instruction request, but you must share it with your library liaison when it is ready. We may ask additional questions as we prepare appropriate content. It is important for us to understand your requirements and expectations. The librarian reserves the right not to create or add content if you have not shared your assignment with them or with your students.

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