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For Faculty: Tools and Resources

Your librarian can collaborate with you to create a LibGuide with specific resources for a class or assignment. Students can access this from anywhere, and it can integrate easily into Canvas as well. Some examples include: 

  1. Assignment specific guide with research steps and instructions. 
  2. Course specific guide that supplements concepts discussed during the semester. 
  3. Research guide for a specific discipline.
  4. Assignment specific guide for students' final projects. 

Contact your liaison librarian to schedule library instruction. There are multiple formats available depending on the goals for your class and the assignment:

1. Brief classroom visit: a librarian will introduce herself & perhaps quickly overview the course libguide, if you have one. This helps students recognize librarians and understand how the library website is organized. 

2. Full instruction in your classroom: a librarian demonstrate different research tools available to students, including databases and ebooks. 

3. Full instruction in the Library: a librarian typically engages the students in a instructive research discussion & demonstration, followed by time for students' hands-on research directed by the librarian & faculty member.

  Have an assignment you need to adjust? Are you dissatisfied with the research your students produce? Do you want to be sure your students use library resources but aren't sure how to get them there? 

Collaborate with your liaison librarian while you rework a lesson or assignment to incorporate information literacy concepts. 





  Embedding a librarian into your Canvas course has multiple advantages to you and your students: 

1. It connects library resources to students as needed. 

2. Provides the space for librarians to interact with students regarding their research assignments. 

3. Gives librarians access to suggest, promote, and facilitate the inclusion of library resources.

Librarian involvement can be customized to your needs. We can participate in a specific research discussion, provide feedback on the first draft of a research project or simply promote library resources. You can embed us strategically in your course shell , or you may want to revamp an assignment for your online students and need someone to help you brainstorm and give feedback. Librarians can do any or all of those things to support student success. 

canvas logoThe Library and Writing Center staffs at Massasoit Community College, have developed a set of interactive Canvas modules that will help you incorporate information literacy into your course. 

Each module contains multiple assignments that highlight different aspects of that concept. The first page of each module contains a detailed description of the content in each assignment.
In general, each assignment consists of:

>A short conceptual introduction,

>A 2-3 minute video,

>A related accountability measure often in the form of an online quiz or worksheet. 

The modules/assignments are designed in small parts so you can choose where they will best fit within your course content. They can also be used actively as graded assignments, or passively, to reinforce knowledge acquired previously. Instructors can opt to set point values for assessments.

Be sure to go through all of the modules to see what fits your class; you can pick and choose which modules you would like to import based on your students’ needs and the specific course. Consider beginning with the library orientation module, which provides your students with a short introduction to using the library’s website and asking for help.
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Contact YOUR Librarian

  Contact your liaison librarian with any questions or to schedule an instruction session for your class. 

Pauline Aiello, Canton 

508-588-9100 x2945

Madge Boldt,

Nursing & Allied Health

508-588-9100 x1940

Erin McCoy

Public Services & Social Sciences

508-588-9100 x1946

Kay Neary

Humanities & Communication Arts

508-588-9100 x1932

Rachel Zyirek

Business, Science

508-588-9100 x1933